Infant, Toddler & Preschool Programs | Vincentian

Infant, Toddler & Preschool Programs

McCandless Location

Child development and early learning are key to Vincentian Child Discovery Center McCandless. See how we cater to the specific needs of each age group while instilling a love of learning from the beginning.

For more information call us at 412.366.8588.


Our infant program is comprised of two classrooms. Children are assigned to the appropriate classroom based on age and development. Each classroom provides age-appropriate activities and individualized warm and loving care. The ratio of staff to infants is 1:4.



Toddlers are organized into three classrooms, based on age and development. As they advance through the toddler classrooms, children are provided progressive hands-on structured activities and opportunities to develop independence and social skills in a safe, nurturing environment. The ratio of staff to toddlers is 1:5 or 1:6.



The preschool program is a large, multi-aged classroom with children ages 3-5 years. This large classroom is divided into activity and learning areas so children can be assigned to groups where teachers provide appropriate learning or play activities. Lessons relating to math, language arts, science, and social studies are provided daily. Music, art, large muscle activities and free play opportunities are provided in addition to academics. All activities in the preschool program support the development of necessary social skills. The ratio of staff to preschool children is 1:10.


Infant, Toddler & Preschool Programs – McCandless

Our goal is to help children explore and experience the world around them as they participate in age-appropriate educational activities. Daily activities are varied and may include free play, circle time, group work sessions, music, arts & crafts, science and outdoor activities. Each classroom develops a weekly lesson plan that follows the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.

Explore VCDC and see how we care and encourage a love of learning from an early age.

For the school year we offer monthly tuition rates with full time or part time options.

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Vincentian Child
Discovery Center
8150 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Monday – Friday
6:30am – 6pm


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