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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I visit?
    We welcome you and your family to tour our facility. Click the button below to complete a tour request form.
  • How do I enroll my child?
    Three simple steps: 1. Complete an application. 2. Open a parent account in our enrollment management system. 3. Schedule an enrollment interview. A one-time enrollment processing fee of $75 will be billed with your first payment.
  • What are the program hours?
    Program hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before and after school hours are from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., and 4 – 6 p.m., respectively. Before and after school, staff members will engage children in guided experiential learning activities.
  • What will my child experience in the classroom?
    Our classrooms are designed to stimulate curiosity and creativity, with hands-on materials and engaging activities that ignite a sense of wonder in every child. Your child will thrive in our positive learning environments, where we emphasize respect, collaboration, and a growth mindset. Children ages 3 – 5 will experience individual, small group, and whole class learning designed to promote their academic, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.
  • Who are our staff?
    Our team of dedicated and caring administrators and educators have decades of experience and training in early childhood development. We are passionate about nurturing young minds and will work with you to guide your child through an exciting adventure of discovery. Our director is Candice Herriott. Ms. Herriott has extensive experience in teaching children through adults. She is passionate about learning and helping people reach their potential. Candice earned a Master of Science in Adult Education and Training from Strayer University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Our executive director is Dr. Cynthia Wallace. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Wallace has been a teacher, the principal of a parochial, public and a Montessori school, and an adjunct professor of education. Dr. Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Michigan, a master’s in marriage and family counseling from Geneva College, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wallace is passionate about education and and values a high-quality early childhood learning experience as the foundation for life-long learning and economic mobility.
  • What is our curriculum?
    We are using the Frog Street curriculum. Frog Street is an innovative approach to early childhood education. The curriculum is based on thematic units which incorporate literacy, art, music, science, language, culture, and much more! There is also integration of STEAM projects and social-emotional learning units to address our goal of helping children to become problem solvers, world changers and compassionate people.
  • Is The Maker’s Clubhouse Early Learning Center licensed?
    Yes! We received our licensure in early November 2023.
  • Is transportation provided?
    No. Parents/guardians get to spend quality time with their children on the way to and from The Maker’s Clubhouse Early Learning Center.
  • How much is tuition?
    The tuition is $265 per week, and it covers program hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), with a 30-minute grace period before and after school. Additional care, before or after school, is billed in 30-minute increments at $10/ half hour. For eligible families, we will accept payments through the Early Learning Resource Center (ERLC). If you need information about ERLC scholarships, visit the ELRC website at https://elrc5.alleghenycounty.us/
  • Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
    Contact us at 412-727-1644 or email us at ClubhouseELC@bcpgh.org. We are happy to assist you and provide any additional details you may need.
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