Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DISCOVER afterschool care at Pittsburgh Public Schools

This content has been compensated as part of an Early Childhood Education promotion for Pittsburgh Public Schools. However, all opinions remain my own. #ppsafterschool
If you are a mom who works outside the home, then no doubt during the school year, childcare can become quite the juggling act! Wouldn't it be great if your child could stay in one place until your work day is done?!  For those attending these 5 Pittsburgh Public Schools -  Brookline PreK-5 (Brookline), Colfax K-8 (Squirrel Hill), Morrow PreK-8 (North Side), Phillips K-5 (South Side), Crescent Early Childhood Center (Homewood) - this can now become a reality! Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Education Program is extending its hours to offer after school care for children in PreK-5 at five regionally located sites throughout the District.
No more Who's going to pick them up? Where will they go?
They can stay in one location and have some fantastic after school opportunities!
The after-school program will offer full and part-time care in a safe environment with:
  • qualified, dedicated staff
  • appropriate child-staff ratios
  •  researched-based curriculum
  • age-appropriate activities
  • homework help
  • in-class enrichment activities with community providers.
DISCOVER new things as Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Education Program partners with some fantastic local organizations such as Gateway to the Arts, Carnegie Science Center, Jump Start + more! These organizations will be making scheduled visits to the classroom and bringing some exciting educational resources & learning opportunities!
  • Gateway to the Arts partners with professional performing and visual artists from our community to integrate quality arts experiences into the lives of western Pennsylvania students, educators and families.
  • Recipient of the 2003 National Award for Museum Service, Carnegie Science Center inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday life.
  • Jumpstart is a national early childhood literacy program.
The program starts on August 26th (the first day of school) and runs through June 9th (the last day of school). Open to all students PreK - 5. Care begins at the end of the school day and ends at 6:30pm. Each site will have one classroom of 20 children. Transportation will not be provided.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to give parents peace of mind, knowing their kids are in one safe environment, but also give kids some extra fun opportunities. Homework assistance is a big added bonus so you can focus on family time in the evenings and not homework! And how cool to be a part of some of the great local organizations such as Gateway to the Arts, Carnegie Science Center, & Jump Start?!
Don't miss out on this great after school opportunity! Head here to apply.

The application deadline is August 9, 2013. Applications are available online at www.pps.k12.pa.us/earlychildhood or parents can request a hard copy by calling the Early Childhood Department at 412-325-4291.
Program Pricing:
  • Option 1: $13/day for 5 days a week
  • Option 2: $16/day for 4 days a week
  • Option 3: $20/day for 3 days a week
  • Option 4: $28/day for 2 days a week

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