Our Young Preschool classroom serves ages 30 months to 42 months, with a staff child ratio of 1:6. We provide children with a High Scope Curriculum, a weekly theme, and from September through May, a weekly letter and number. We have small group activities where children are grouped based on developmental abilities to provide the best learning advantage. Children are provided with daily indoor and outdoor gross motor activities. Many field trips are taken throughout the year as well. We travel to places such as the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the pumpkin patch, the Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Natural History Museum, and many more. Teachers provide lesson plans, monthly newsletters and calendars outlining special events in both the classroom and center. Throughout the summer months, we provide the children with fun summer themed activities.
As a working mother who also commutes, I am thankful for Today’s Learning Childcare every single day as their wonderful teachers have helped me to raise a wonderful, kind, and bright daughter. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and TLC has helped to show me how true that is. I put my daughter in the TLC daycare at six weeks old, and now that she is two and a half, the teachers at TLC have become part of our family. One of the greatest comforts that I have had over the past two and a half years is that there has not been a single day that I have worried over leaving Stella at TLC. I know that while there, her teachers love and care for her and have helped her achieve all of her milestones. At two, she speaks in complex sentences, counts over ten, and sings a number of songs—all skills that TLC has reinforced and helped her to develop. Her teachers also come up with great activities for the children to do throughout the year: from cookie decorating to ice cream parties to weekly painting. And, my daughter has been bringing crafts home almost every day since she was one. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am to know that my daughter is in a comfortable, loving, and educational environment and with teachers that I consider her second moms. I honestly don’t know what I would do without TLC. Thank you all for everything you do for my little girl!~ Erin (Parent of Older Toddler Room)