Laura Lee McKinney, Development Director
138 Friendship Circle
Beaver, PA 15009
Central Office Number: 724-283-1010
Integrated Pre-school/Early Intervention
An educational program for young children of all abilities. Currently working with children from 3 to 5 years of age in a small classroom setting. Each class is 3 hours in length. Each child is assessed in seven areas of development: 1) communication, 2) cognitive, 3) motor, 4) social, 5) physical, 6) affective, and 7) behavioral. An individual Program Plan (IPP) maybe designed for each child. Using the results of their evaluation, the children’s strengths and needs are determined, and long-and short-term goals are established so that delays can be minimized and/or overcome. We collaborate with Pre-K Counts which allows us to serve 20 children who meet certain criteria including those with developmental concerns, English not being their first language, income level below 300% of the poverty level, and/or from single-parent homes.
An Early Care and Education program for children 6 weeks of age to 6 years old of all abilities. Program is offered from 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and is licensed as a childcare center by the PA Department of Public Welfare. The primary objective is to offer a loving and caring environment that encourages children to develop their capabilities and interests according to their own individual needs. Through activities and play, children learn social, behavioral, cognitive, and language skills; thus, preparing them to enter school ready to learn and with a better chance to succeed. Early learning opportunities reach children in their critical first years of life and set them on a successful path in school. By enabling parents to work and children to thrive we are contributing to family stability and the economic growth of Pennsylvania. Renewing STAR 3 level and working toward STAR 4 through the PA Keystone STARS Quality Initiative.