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Our Academics

We work to inspire creativity and instill collaboration skills for our young learners. Classic early childhood learning experiences are interwoven with 21st century educational opportunities in our state of the art facility. We provide affordable childcare with an academic and arts-based focus. Our Pre-K Program features: Fine Art, Culture, Science/Inquiry, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Thematic Enrichment Opportunities. We offer Full Time, Part Time, Partial Week, and Summer Childcare/Pre-K Programs. 


We provide children with exposure to a an eclectic array of rich learning opportunities from the past, including classical music, historical art, nursery rhymes and children’s literature that inspire creativity and innovative thinking. We offer a progressive STEAM curriculum that is supported by our unique Early Childhood Makerspace, where children have daily opportunities to experiment, observe, invent and create through comprehensive curricular integration across the disciplines.

We value the importance of children learning with and from their peers and teachers. We strongly encourage personal communication and social interaction among our learners. We emphasize the importance of developing interpersonal skills and developing classic and contemporary cultural literacy. We endorse the limited use of classroom based technology as a mechanism for collaborative and enhanced learning for our students.


We believe that sophisticated learning opportunities provide a foundation for deep understanding, critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning that is so important to our children during their earliest academic experience.

Culture & Language

Sarver Children’s Center provides students with intermittent and regular exposure to cultural experiences through the arts and foreign language. Students learn Spanish vocabulary and culture through exposure to native Spanish speakers and daily routines, songs, and social experiences.

Maker Studio

Students have daily opportunities to apply and integrate new learning in our unique Maker Studio. Children can experiment with a variety of art media, or experiment and play with science and math manipulatives. Students’ learning in reinforced through creative application in this dynamic space.

Academic Focus

Sarver Children’s Center provides students with fundamental skills needed for success in the PA Common Core Standards when they enter Kindergarten. The curriculum focuses on presentation of PA Common Core Math concepts and Vocabulary for PA Common Core English Language Arts.

Gardening & Ecology

Weather permitting, in the warmer months, students will also have experience with growing plants and vegetables  and gardening outdoors as an enriching part of their science experience.

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