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Pre-K Education

Our Pre-K classroom serves ages 4 and 5, with a staff to child ratio of 1:10. We provide the children with the Highscope curriculum and weekly themes and a letter per week from September to May. Our focus in this classroom is provide the children with activities to help them transition to Kindergarten. Our teachers are in partnership with local districts’ transition meetings to successfully provide children with kindergarten readiness skills. We provide a smaller group setting to help meet individual needs as well as providing group activities. We focus on social development and language and literacy as well as motor development by providing indoor and outdoor experiences. Children go on several field trips throughout the year with and without our Preschool classroom. They have explored the St. Vincent Planetarium, Apple Hill Playhouse, Pittsburgh Zoo, pumpkin patch, Carnegie Science Center, Natural History Museum, etc. We provide at the end of the year a Pre-Kindergarten Graduation ceremony, and many children remain in our care until that first day of Kindergarten.

Bianca returned to TLC in 2018. She has been in the childcare field since 2008 including previously working at Today's Learning Childcare. Bianca has her Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education and a minor in Special Education. She currently works in the Pre-K Classroom. Bianca is married with a son Colson.
Tracey has been with TLC since 2013, and has over 10 years experience working in childcare. Tracey has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood education. Tracey is one of the teachers in the Pre-K Room. She is married with a son Billy, and three grandchildren Olivia, Dominic and Dylan.
In- Service Day
Monday February 18
TLC will be closed to children and families.
Good Friday
Friday April 19
Easter Monday
Monday April 22
Memorial Day
Monday May 27
Independence Day Observed
Thursday July 4
TLC will be CLOSED in observance of Independence Day
In- Service Day
Friday August 23
TLC will be closed to children and families.
Labor Day
Monday September 2
TLC will be closed.
Thursday November 28
TLC will be closed.
Day After Thanksgiving
Friday November 29
TLC will be closed.
Christmas Day
Wednesday December 25
TLC will be closed.
Day After Christmas
Thursday December 26
TLC will be closed.
New Year’s Eve
Tuesday December 31
TLC will be closed.
New Year’s Day
Wednesday January 1
TLC will be closed.

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Our family has been going to Today’s Learning Childcare since we moved to the area in late 2012. The teachers are great and you can tell that they truly enjoy their job.

We were a little worried about what we would do during the summers once our son started Kindergarten (there aren’t many summer camps in the area that are convenient for full- time working parents). Luck was on our side when TLC started a Summer Camp Program for school age children in 2016. To say our son LOVED the program would be an understatement. He couldn’t wait to go every day and talked about all the fun things they would do during the day. I think he appreciated the variety. They would take a field trip once a week and came home with cute little projects they worked on during the day. In fact, our daughter was in the Pre-K room during the time and told us that she couldn’t wait to go to the Summer Program when she was in Kindergarten. ~ Michelle Rennie