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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

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I have had one child that went to TLC through the preschool program and another that has been in daycare since he was six months old. When my daughter was tested for Kindergarten, the administrator of the test told us that whoever was working with her has done a great job, as she had tested very well. My son who was in daycare and now in the Preschool program has loved his teachers. He has been made to feel as a member of the TLC family. I would strongly recommend TLC for any child.~ Lisa Wassel