UPMC Passavant Children's House
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs
The Pre-Kindergarten Program is based on providing a challenging learning environment that supports the child in developing age-appropriate skills. Our ultimate goal is to further the child's ability to function independently, and ease the transition to kindergarten. This is accomplished through the child’s involvement in project work, play, learning centers, and small group learning experiences.
4 to 5 years old.
Children enter our Pre-Kindergarten Program after turning 4 by Sept. 1, and they stay until they move to the kindergarten room. Kindergarten eligibility is turning 5 by Sept. 1.
The daily routine provides a balance of activities as well as a consistent sequence of events for the children to follow. Lessons are planned to promote basic learning skills, and lessons may change according to the child’s interests or needs.
Our pre-kindergarten is licensed as a private academic school, and is under the direction of the Department of Education between the hours of 9 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. during the school year. You may bring your child just for the Pre-Kindergarten Program and for the extended day as well.
The UPMC Passavant Children's House Kindergarten Program is committed to promoting and enhancing the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of the child.
5 years old.
Our Kindergarten Program is for children who have reached the age of 5 by Sept. 1. This group shares space with our pre-kindergarten classroom.
Through developmentally appropriate experiences, learning will be individualized to meet each child's needs. The skills acquired through these learning experiences will provide a solid foundation for positive lifelong learning habits.
Our kindergarten is licensed as a private academic school, and is under the direction of the Department of Education between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
During the school year, you may bring your child for the Kindergarten Program and the extended day as well. Your school district is typically able to offer busing in the morning and/or afternoon to the UPMC Passavant Children’s House for your child.