2020 Parent Information
Children ready to take the next step in their education will have a chance to learn more about Cranberry Township’s Early Learning Center next month.
The Center will welcome parents of preschool-age children to an Open House from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday, November 16 inside the Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road.
Families considering enrolling their children are welcome to attend and tour the state-of-the-art facility. The Center includes advanced security and sanitation features, an in-house library and a full-size gymnasium. Additionally, COVID-19 safety precautions and procedures can be reviewed during the Open House. Masks are required and CDC guidelines for social distancing and sanitation will be observed.
Staff will be available to meet parents and students and answer questions. Registration will open to the public at 4 p.m. Monday, November 16. Students are accepted into the program on a first-come first serve basis with a waiting list used if necessary.
Registration is not necessary for the Open House. All are welcome.
The Early Learning Center is partnering with PURO UV Disinfection Lighting to help us start each school day 99.9% free of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Our staff is now trained to use these powerful disinfection lights at night after all students and teachers have left the building. PURO Lighting fixtures will be used to disinfect our classrooms, bathrooms, staff rooms and more, so that we’ll be able to start each and every day 99.9% virus-free.
As the school year continues, using PURO UV Disinfection Lighting also inactivates many other viruses including influenza and norovirus, bacteria like e-coli, as well as fungi and mold.
We’re excited to bring this high level of safety and cleanliness to the Early Learning Center, and we hope that it will offer our students, parents and staff some much needed peace of mind and confidence that we are doing all we can to keep our school environment healthy.
Our philosophy is simple... We are all about kids, learning and fun.
At the Cranberry Early Learning Center, we take great pride in ensuring that each and every one of our students reach their fullest potential. Our Handwriting without Tears curriculum and The Creative Curriculum for Preschool for Ages 3-5 . are designed to help prepare children for success by offering them a wide variety of learning styles to meet each child's individual need. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with each other.
Learn more about our Preschool Staff
Our professionally trained instructors teach our students how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We do this by creating purposeful, productive play experiences. Then, we expand our learning environment through educational field trips and taking full advantage of our in-house amenities such as the gymnasium and library.
Through the activities we plan, the way we organize the classroom, incorporating technology, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, we seek to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.
We love hearing from parents!
"We wanted to take a moment to thank all three teachers for making our daughter's first experience with school such a positive one. This is also her first experience being away from dad, mom, or grandma ever! She was so happy after class was over. All of you helped give her a big boost of confidence by helping her have a great first day! She even asked to go back tomorrow! It doesn't get much better than that. We Sincerely Thank YOU!"
Our Core Developmental Goals
Social / Emotional: To help children develop independence, self-confidence, and self-control, follow rules and routines, make friends, and learn what it means to be part of a group.
Physical: To increase children’s gross motor skills, such as balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching, and their fine motor skills to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing, and writing.
Cognitive: To acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically. Opportunities are provided for sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, making patterns, and using materials with their imagination to show what they have learned.
Language: To use words to communicate with others, listen to others and participate in conversations, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words, and begin writing for a purpose.
- Tuition is payable on a monthly basis.
- There is a non-refundable registration fee per child.
- 5% sibling discount, if registered at the same time.
- A Resident Discount is available.
- Mid-year registrations are accepted, as available.
- Age Requirements:
- Age 3 by March 1 for 2 ½ year old program.
- Age 3 for Preschool and age 4 for Pre-Kindergarten by September 1.
Why choose our school?
- Supportive learning environment
- Spacious, new classrooms
- Advanced security features
- Professionally trained educators
- In-house library and gymnasium
- IPad technology in our classrooms
- Dedicated, child-sized restrooms
Age 2 1/2 Preschool (1 Day Program)
Our 2 ½ year old class focuses on socialization. We will introduce the school setting and rules for cooperative play and learning, and help children happily separate from their parents, for an enjoyable school experience. Our academic emphasis will be on language development and social interaction. It is recommended that the potty training process be well underway. Participants must be age 3 by March 1.
Ages 3 and 4 Preschool (2 Days)
This program is one of your child's first steps in the educational world. Our curriculum follows a 'hands-on' approach to learning. Multi-sensory activities that enhance the total development of the child are planned in a sequential manner following a theme, or as part of an unit. We will focus on math readiness, language and motor development, art and music. Students meet twice weekly for 2 1/2 hours per day from September through May. Students must be age three by September 1, and must be potty trained.
Children must follow the potty training requirements
of the program in which they are enrolled
Ages 4 and 5, Pre-Kindergarten Program (3 Days)
This program focuses on Kindergarten preparation, building on language, science, dramatic play, art, math and music. We emphasize self-awareness and independence to enhance social skills, promote development in language, math, science, art and motor skills. Students meet three times weekly for 2 1/2 hours per day, September through May. Students must be age four by September 1 and must be potty trained. This program is recommended for children who will enter Kindergarten in September the following year.
Ages 4 and 5, Pre-Kindergarten Program (4 days)
This program focuses on Kindergarten preparation, and includes a combination of activities, language, science, dramatic play, art, math, music, and self-awareness and sufficiency. The learning environment is enriched with themes and activities which enhance social skills, promote development in language, math, science, art and motor skills. Students meet four times a week for 2 ½ hours per day from September through May. Students must be age four by September 1. Recommended for children who will enter Kindergarten in September the following year.