Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
1630 Greentree Rd. • Pittsburgh, PA 15220
The Work Sampling System offers performance assessment for children from ages 3 through fifth grade. Using documentation and assessment, the Work Sampling System looks at your child's skills, knowledge, behavior, and accomplishments in a variety of curriculum areas. The goal is always to foster teaching and learning.
Using Ounce Scale and Work Sampling, you can view your child’s assessment twice a year when results are discussed during Parent Teacher conferences. The Ounce Scale is an observational assessment designed for infants & toddlers. It looks at 6 areas of development:
Ages and Stages is a developmental screening tool we complete on all new children within 45 days of enrollment. Your child will be tested in 5 areas:
Trust your child to our fully licensed and accredited care center.
“The nursery staffs are excellent with our child. They are always willing to accommodate any changes...”
- MF, January
Gross motor skills
Fine motor skills
If the need arises, your child may also be tested for social-emotional information.
Feelings about self
Relationships with other children
Understanding and communicating
Exploration and problem solving
Movement and coordination.
Our curriculum is a flexible framework that has evolved from over 30 years of experience and knowledge that our staff brings to the classrooms. Happy well-adjusted children are eager to learn. We encourage children 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. The spacious playgrounds encourage balance, coordination, climbing, creative play, gardening, woodworking, and team sports as the children grow and develop. The curriculum we implement uses an environmentally based approach and focuses 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.
Our Teachers are leading professionals in early learning. The top Universities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas require observational hours for graduating students and ABC's For Children is a prominent school for University students to become further educated by the latest research in the classroom settings and through intentional teaching which is the sole reason each child thrives in our program.
You will receive a personal account to creative curriculum where you can access: checkpoints, observations, planning, emails and more
Each Parent receives an account with Shutterfly to receive weekly photo albums uploaded to Shutterfly of their child and their classroom
The following curriculum is offered the substantial portion of the day.
Minimum of 50% of materials rotated monthly
Sand & Water Tables, Painting Easel and Sensory Tables are offered daily