Our Preschool classroom serves ages 3 and 4 years old, with a staff to child ratio of 1:10. We provide the children with the Highscope Curriculum, a weekly theme and September to May a letter per week. We have small group activities time were children are separated by developmental levels to give them the best advantage of learning. We encourage independence and problem and conflict resolution strategies. We provide developmentally appropriate activities to foster all areas of development. Children are provided daily with indoor and outdoor experiences. During our school year the children go on several field trips to the pumpkin patch, Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Center, Natural History Museum, Apple Hill Playhouse, etc. Most children should be potty trained or successfully potty training, not required. Teachers provide lessons and monthly newsletters for families, they enjoy special days with the children throughout the year such as: show and tell, PJ day, mis-match day, etc. Through the summer we provide the children with many outdoor activities as possible with fun summer themes.
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