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Locate a quality childcare center near you with this guide to daycare and childcare in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Includes resources for selecting quality childcare options, plus listing of Pittsburgh area daycare centers.
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ABC's for Children
Located in the Covenant Community Presbyterian Church in Greentree, this NAEYC accredited childcare center offers full-day developmentally appropriate programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten. They also offer before and after school programs for children ages 5 to 9.

Carlow Children's Center
This early educational child care program uses developmentally appropriate activities, experiences and materials to engage children in active, meaningful learning. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years. NAEYC accredited.

Carriage House Children's Center
This non-profit, non-sectarian child care center is located in Squirrel Hill in the Wightman School Community Building. They offer part-time and full-time day care and educational development for children ages six weeks to six years, plus preschool. NAECP accredited. The pre-school is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Childcare Quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania
This report on the availability of quality child care in southwestern Pennsylvania is based on Pennsylvania’s new Keystone STARS system, which sets standards for and certifies high quality childcare programs. Search by school district, county or provider to see how local child care programs measure up.

Child's Way of Pittsburgh
The first Pediatric Extended Care Center (PECC) in Pennsylvania, Child's Way is a program of Children's Home of Pittsburgh. This special daycare center located in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood offers daytime care for children with special medical needs.

Kindercare
More than a dozen Kindercare centers are available in the Greater Pittsburgh area, providing childcare and age-appropriate educational curriculum for infants, preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary aftercare.

Mount Lebanon Extended Day Program
MLEDP provides year-round childcare for school-age youth in kindergarten through 8th grade at seven locations around Mt. Lebanon.

Point Park Children's School
The only accredited childcare program in downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park Children's School also benefits from affiliation with the Point Park University Education Department. Full-time and limited part-time care includes day care for infants and toddlers, preschool and kindergarten programs, and summer elementary programs for grades 1-2.

Shady Lane School
Offering half-day, full-day and extended-day educational child care programs for children age 2 to 6, Shady Lane School is accredited by the NAECP. In September, 1993, the school was recognized as one of 10 exemplary preschool programs in the country by "Child Magazine."

Tender Care Learning Centers
Seventeen locations in Western Pennsylvania provide early education and child care for children ranging from infant to 12 years. NAEYC accredited.

Westminster Child Development Center & Nursery School
An extension of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper Saint Clair, this NAEYC accredited program offers child care for 3 months through 1st grade and preschool classes for 2 to 5 year olds.

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