Cranberry Township, PA - Home Page
Township Weather
Go To Search
Early Learning Center

 

Early Learning CenterOur Curriculum

The most important goals of our preschool curriculum are for children to get along well with others and become enthusiastic learners. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others.

We’re teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives.
We do this by creating purposeful and productive play experiences that help children grow in all areas.

 

Accepting Registrations for the Fall 2014 term

Call, stop by, or you may register your child online, Online Registration

Questions? Please contact the Parks & Recreation Customer Service Desk, 724-776-4806 x 1129


  Our curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development.

  • Social / emotional: to help children develop independence, self-confidence, and self-control, follow rules and routines, make friends, and learn what it means to be part of a group.

  • Physical: to increase children’s large muscle skills – balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching – and use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing, and writing.

  • Cognitive: to acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically – sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns – and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.

  • Language: to use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words, and begin writing for a purpose.


Through the activities we plan and the way we organize the classroom, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, we seek to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. 

 

Cranberry Township Parks & Recreation uses The Handwriting without Tears Curriculum as well as The Creative Curriculum for Preschool for Ages 3-5 by Teaching Strategies, Inc. which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Early Learning Standards for Pre-Kindergarten.

 

Program Information
 

preschool activitiesPreschool Program (Age 3 /4)
Classes meet: 2 days per week

This program prepares students for the Pre-K and Kindergarten
programs by emphasizing a daily structure of hands-on activities and lessons. Multi-Sensory activities will focus on language development, social interaction, and creative growth.

Classes meet twice a week for 2 1/2 hours per day, from September through May. Children must be age 3 by September 1, 2014 and must be potty trained.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $50.

Resident Discount Monthly Tuition: $95.
Non-Resident Monthly Tuition: $126.

Three sections:

Days: Mon. & Wed
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Days: Mon. & Wed
Time: 12:30 PM-  3:00 PM 

Days:  Tues. & Thurs.
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM                                                                                  

 
Meet our Teacher

Preschool, Age 4
Classes meet: 3 days per week

This program will focus on Kindergarten preparation. This program will build on language, science, dramatic play, art, math, and music skills. We will focus on self awareness and independence which will enhance social skills, promote development in language, math, science, art and motor skills. 

Classes meet three times a week for 2 1/2 hours per day from September through May.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2014 and must be potty trained.

One section:

Days: Mon., Wed., & Thurs.
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $60.

Resident Discount Monthly Tuition: $142. 
Non-Resident Monthly Tuition: $168.

 
Meet our Teacher

Preschool, Age 4
Classes meet: 4 days per week

This program will focus on Kindergarten preparation. This program will build on language, science, dramatic play, art, math, and music skills. We will focus on self-awareness and independence which will enhance social skills, promote development in language, math, science, art and motor skills.

Classes meet four times a week for 2 1/2 hours per day from September through May.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2014 and must be potty trained.

Two sections:

Days
: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Days: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $70.

Resident Discount Monthly Tuition: $189.
Non-Resident Discount Monthly Tuition: $210.


Meet our Teachers