Preschool in Mckeesport, PA 15131
1109 Long Run Rd
Mckeesport, PA 15131
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The Long Run Childrens Learning Center (LRCLC) formerly known as the McKeesport Pre?School for Exceptional Children opened its doors in October 1962 with three students and one teacher. Its original home was the First Presbyterian Church in McKeesport although the school moved to the Central Presbyterian Church in 1970 and then to Boston PA in 1978.
The Center is now located in a newly-constructed facility at 1109 Long Run Road and offers services for preschool children with a wide range of developmental levels. The teaching staff includes certified teachers and specially-trained teacher aides.
The Long Run Childrens Learning Center is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and to hold a rating of four Keystone Stars. These rating systems are rigorous voluntary processes by which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence.
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We acknowledge and respect the uniqueness of each child and family we serve.
We believe that all children with and without disabilities deserve a chance to grow and learn together.
Our goal is for staff and families to work in partnership to foster the self-esteem and independence of each child and help develop his or her full potential.
The goal of our developmentally-appropriate play-based curriculum is to encourage children to be actively involved in the learning process and to experience a variety of multi-sensory activities that are appropriate to their age and rate of development.
Our children learn through play experiences organized and facilitated by professionals who provide opportunities for child-initiated choices which promote social and problem-solving skills perceptual-motor speech and language development and the children’s understanding of their environment and of themselves.