Congregation Beth Shalom of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning Center provides a secure, warm setting for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers throughout the day, year round. We offer fully equipped modern facilities, including a playground, full-sized gym, and Reggio Emilia-Inspired Art Studio.
Our program offers a highly qualified, experienced, caring, and nurturing staff. All staff members are required to have appropriate clearances and training, including a minimum of 24 annual hours of professional development in the field of early childhood education.
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Early Learning Center is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and maintains a 4A STARS rating from the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program.
Curriculum and Jewish Education
Our program implements a curriculum that supports the principles of the Creative Curriculum, Reggio Emilia, and PA Early Learning Standards, with sensitivity to the environment, cultural, and individual needs of our children and families. Emphasizing Jewish heritage and culture, we also provide an education that is rich in Jewish customs, rituals and celebrations. We are open to children of all faiths. Our students learn invaluable social skills and get a jump start with a solid curriculum including science, art, math, language arts, and music and movement.