Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
1630 Greentree Rd. • Pittsburgh, PA 15220
The state Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) focuses on creating opportunities for the commonwealth’s youngest children, so they can develop and learn to their fullest potential. The goal is accomplished through a framework of supports and systems that help ensure that children and their families have access to high quality services.
OCDEL is jointly overseen by the Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Education.
Early childhood experiences—from birth to age 8—have an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs that bear the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.
Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources) provides families with a tool to gauge the quality of their child care programs. The STARS program supports child care programs as part of its commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Your child’s Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators in order to promote the best learning environment and the safest setting possible for your child.
Park your car at our school and ride the bus to work and back!
Accreditation is the stamp of approval from state, national, and international governing bodies that assures you're getting the highest care and education that inspires your child and is lead by professionals in the early learning environments. We are also fully licensed by the State of Pennsylvania departments of Public Welfare and of Education.
“Our son...talks about his friends and the staff at home and he prays for them at night before he goes to sleep.”
- JGY, September
Our curriculum is a flexible framework that has evolved from the over 30 years of experience and knowledge that our staff brings to the classrooms. We believe that happy, well-adjusted children are eager to learn.
Your children are encouraged to explore, investigate, problem solve, create and develop ideas individually and in small groups. From infancy through school age, children enjoy interesting activities in art, music, dance, whole language, reading, math, literacy, science, social studies and health and safety.
Our spacious playgrounds provide your children with opportunities to encourage balance, coordination, climbing, creative play, gardening, woodworking, and team sports. Outdoor time helps your children grow and develop.
Our teaching strategies implement an environmentally based approach and focus on the importance of the role of the teacher in connecting content, intention teaching, and learning for children. There are 21 learning objectives for infants & toddlers and 50 learning objectives for ages 3-5.
Through Teaching Strategies GOLD, our parents can view their child’s assessment twice a year when results are discussed during your Parent Teacher conferences.
Ensuring the quality of children's daily experiences in early childhood programs and promoting positive child outcomes is the goal of the 10 National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families.