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YMCA/Strawberry Patch

378 Delaware Ave.
Oakmont, PA 15139

(412) 402-8936

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We strive on our individual teaching concepts. Every child is different in their own way and every child learns very differently.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to meet the developmental needs of each individual child by working in partnerships with families.

A Typical Day

Friends, laughter, jumping and exploring is a day and a life at our YMCA. Teachers use the "Creative Curriculum" in which children learn by doing.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation