Beth Shalom Early Learning Center

About Us

Our Goal

Provide a developmentally appropriate program, planned and operated attentively by a sensitive and educationally qualified staff. This program encourages the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistic development of the children. Embrace a philosophy that upholds the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum.

A Judaic Program

Based on an emphasis of Jewish heritage and culture, we provide an education in Jewish customs, rituals, and celebrations to children of all faiths. Our students learn Jewish history and practice through stories, art, and music; recite simple prayers; explore the synagogue; and have informal Kabbalat Shabbat services on a weekly basis with the rabbi and music specialist.


Beth Shalom is centrally located in Squirrel Hill, which is the heart of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, and is easily accessible from any surrounding area. Our children learn about their community through walks in the neighborhood and visits to the supermarket, Carnegie Library, fire and police station, post office, playgrounds, and other places of local interest.

Our Accomplishments

NAEYC Accredited

Accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high-quality early childhood education. These programs have demonstrated that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well-trained, have access to excellent teaching materials, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.


Keystone 4 STARS Accredited

Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/ Professional Development, Assistance,  Resources, and Supports) is a quality rating system that promotes quality improvement in early learning and development programs and school-age child care. Early learning programs participating in Keystone STARS can earn a quality rating score from a STAR 1 to a STAR 4. 


Over 30 Years of Experience

Established in 1988, The Beth Shalom Early Learning Center has provided high quality, play based child care in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh for over 30 years. Beth Shalom Early Learning Center creates early exposure to Jewish culture and tradition so that Judaism becomes an integral part of each child’s life.

Congregation Beth Shalom website is linked below.