Welcome to the North Hills KinderCare! Our passionate teachers and staff are experts in the field of Early Childhood Education and will instill a life-long love of learning in your child. At KinderCare, we develop the whole child and our curriculum and practices gear towards your child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Through child directed learning center areas and altering curriculum themes, we make learning fun! It is our commitment to provide each and every child with a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in where we partner with our families to ensure that your child reaches their fullest potential. We look forward to meeting with you and your family!
We were voted Best Childcare 2012 in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine!
Kathy Duritza, our Preschool teacher, won the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator 2012 award. Kathy is a fantastic teacher who has been with KinderCare over nine years, and we could not be more proud!
Teachers & Staff
At the North Hills KinderCare our dedicated teachers and staff are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Through the relationships we build with our children and their families, we do a lot more than just watch your child for you. We make every moment a learning opportunity and we celebrate the successes and accomplishments of each and every child. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's Credential, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and related fields. We pride ourselves on our team of teachers that strive to enrich the lives of children through our rich and developmentally appropriate curriculum, their positive guidance and support, and creating an environment where children are free to learn and grow!
Health & Safety
The health and safety of the children in our care is our top priority! On site we have a Health and Safety Coordinator, Miss Sandi. It is Miss Sandi's responsibility to ensure that all of our teachers maintain their pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications, conduct monthly fire drills, and maintain the high cleanliness standards set in place for our classrooms. We utilize policies and procedures in our center's safety and security such as single keypad access into the building, an enclosed and secure outdoor playground space, daily child sign in, and strict parent/guardian identification and child release procedures. Cleanliness and safety are a priority in our daily operations at the center.
has NAEYC accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.