UPMC Passavant Children's House Summer Program
About the Program
The UPMC Passavant Children’s House Summer Program runs from the middle of June to middle/late August.
In operation since 1997, the program is housed in the Providence Heights Alpha School, next to the hospital. The program has become a highlight for many children and their families as they reunite with friends from other areas and school districts in a fun and stimulating environment.
Mission and Philosophy
UPMC Passavant Children's House Summer Program is committed to promoting and enhancing the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of the school-age child. Through developmentally appropriate practices and group oriented and self-selected activities, the child will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and add to his or her life experiences.
Open from 6:30 a.m.* to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday
*For UPMC employees there is 6 a.m. availability.
- Enrollment is open to children of UPMC employees and the general public.
- Children age 6 to 12 are eligible. Children who are age 5 also may attend if they have completed kindergarten..
- Full-time and part-time packages are available.
- Daily breakfast and snack are included.
Activities occur in both indoor and outdoor environments. They include:
- Arts and crafts
Time is scheduled every day to promote books and reading. Play and socialization are emphasized throughout the daily schedule.
- Weekly field trips*
- Weekly swim time*
- Spacious outdoor playground and field
- Guest speakers and programs
- Walks to Cumberland Crossing to visit with the residents
Our qualified staff have backgrounds in child development, elementary education, or a related field. Our site supervisor has a degree in the education field.
During swim periods, we have a certified lifeguard on duty. In addition, all staff are certified in water safety and our lead staff members are also certified in first aid and CPR.
For more information
Contact UPMC Passavant Children’s House at 412-367-5285.