Homewood-Brushton YWCA

Preschool in Pittsburgh, PA 15208

6907 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
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Public Transportation : Bus
Language(s) Spoken : American Sign Language English
Part Time / Full Time : Full Time Part Time

The YWCA Children and Youth Development and Education Center located in Homewood-Brushton provides quality comprehensive early development and education and out-of-school time programming for children six weeks to twelve years of age. Our child-focused individualized education and low staff-student ratios successfully encourage learning school-readiness and extra-learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. We accept these funding sources: Private Pay Parents Child Care Partnerships and CCIS County Assistance Office Children Youth and Families and United Way.

Our commitment is to:

+ Provide a safe environment for all children + Encourage social and emotional development + Promote physical growth and development + Stimulate intellectual growth and development + Follow developmentally appropriate practices

In order to facilitate these goals we encourage parent involvement in all aspects of our program. We invite our parents to participate in our development meetings parent council accreditation committees and/or volunteer time and talents to our program.

Licensed by: PA Department of Public Welfare Accredited by: National Association for the Education of the Young Child (since 2005) PA Early Learning Keys to Quality Star 4 Rating (since 2005)

Quality Assurance

Program Quality Assurance The YWCA is committed to high quality care and education. Therefore we strive to maintain stringent compliance with the licensing and accreditation standards of the PA Department of Public Welfare the National Association for the Education of Young Children and PA Keystone Stars Program. Tools For Success The classrooms utilize resources such as the Creative Curriculum Environmental Rating Scales and PA Early Learning Standards to encourage exploration discovery and wonder while promoting learning and growth. They also use informal and formal assessments such as OUNCE and Work Sampling to ensure future developmental success. Staffing Our caring responsive and dedicated staff members are experienced highly-trained professionals. Each is trained in emergency management response as well as Adult Child and Infant CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross
Child Ages:
6 weeks - 12 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - NAEYC Accredited
This provider accepts vouchers
Special Needs:
Administer Medication Asthma Auditory Impairment Behavioral/Emotional Issues Cognitive Dysfunction/Delay Speech/Language Delay Special Diet Visual Impairment Wheelchair

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Our Philosophy

  • We believe that children learn best in an environment that respects their unique patterns of growth and development. Careful observations evaluations and positive individual attention are important components of our program.
  • We believe that the environment must be physically and emotionally safe if children are to develop trust in their world. We remain alert to potential dangers guide children in safe behaviors and treat both children and adults with care.
  • We believe that children enjoy and benefit from the company of others. We encourage the development of social skills by arranging opportunities for small and large group activities and allowing time for conversation and play between adults and children.
  • We believe in childrens desire for independence. We provide an environment rich with successes to help children develop a positive self-concept. We teach self-help skills problem solving and conflict management skills. Children learn to care for materials and equipment. They take responsibility for many aspects of their classroom including involvement in program planning in the school-age program.
  • We believe in the natural creativity of children. Through guided activities in art music dance and dramatic play we encourage children to explore and reach their own potential. Each persons creative expression is unique and valued.
  • We believe that children develop their ability to move by moving. We plan for large and small muscle activities. Our play areas are spacious and our classrooms are filled with a variety of materials for manipulation.
  • We believe in families. We see ourselves as part of an extended family working with parents to provide the very best care for their children. We are responsive to the concerns and the ideas of parents and we encourage parent involvement in all aspects of our program.


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