Arsenal Family & Children's Center

Preschool in Pittsburgh, PA 15232

336 S Aiken Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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The mission of Arsenal Family & Childrens Center (AFCC) is to promote and to be an advocate for the healthy development of young children and support their parents in building a nurturing relationship with each child.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 17 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - NAEYC Accredited
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Our philosophy is built on more than 50 years of observation careful study and work with young children. During this time we have learned two things that are essential to the healthy development of children; 1) opportunities for active learning through play and 2) the passionate involvement of an adult in their lives.

To facilitate active learning through play AFCC specializes in play experiences that invite children to explore create and manipulate ideas and objects that are important to them. Through active participation with toys materials and the natural environment children learn in personally meaningful ways accomplishing two broad goals:

1. Develop the entire child intellectually emotionally psychosocially and physically by significantly influencing a childs ability to successfully manage life events and facilitating the development of such skills as self-awareness impulse control zeal self-motivation and empathy. 2. Transmit essential human values including respect compassion and honesty through the use of unstructured but guided play time and positive adult guidance and modeling.

The passionate involvement of an adult who is devoted to that childs well-being and development is paramount to each childs intellectual emotional psychosocial and physical development. AFCC offers parents and families opportunities to build and nurture this relationship through the programs offered at both the Friendship and Clairton locations as well as through guest speakers educational and resource materials and parent consultations.

*Arsenal Family & Children’s Center does not discriminate on the basis of race color religious creed disability ancestry national origin (inlcuding limited English proficiency) age sex or sexual orientation. Arsenal Family & Children’s Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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