Training Wheels Childcare Center is a child development center designed for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years.

There are two classrooms: the Preschool classroom which educates our 3 year olds and our Pre-kindergarten classroom which educates our 4 & 5 year olds. We are located just 5 minutes off the North Shore Exit, in the Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC). While in our program the children will acquire reading, math, gross-motor, fine motor and social/emotional skills needed to be successful. We supplement the learning to each individual child to make sure their individual needs are met. In addition, we offer hands-on activities in Art, Music, Technology and Chinese for both classrooms.

In the Preschool classroom in addition to what was previously mentioned above we implement self help, cognition, language skills and play into our different Thematic Units. Some of the Thematic Units include Community Helpers, Transportation, Safety and Families. In the Prekindergarten classroom we use the “Imagine It” Curriculum for reading (www.imagineitreading.com), “Math Connects” and Science offered by the Macmillian / McGraw-Hill curriculum company.

We strive to include families in our learning environment. Parents receive weekly newsletters, daily child updates, and also have the opportunity to conference with their child’s teacher twice a year. Parents are also welcomed to volunteer and help out in the classroom and on field trips. Training Wheels offer extended hours Monday through Friday 7a.m. until 6 p.m. breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided for all children.

Betty H. Robinson, Ph.D, founded this elite program in 1979. Dr. Robinson’s expertise in child development is the result of a long career within the city’s private and public education system. Our program is managed by certified teachers and has achieved academic licensing by the Department of Education. We offer affordable rates and are licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare. At this time, we are also a certified by Keystone STARS as a STAR 2 Center.

Training Wheels is a tuition based program with the cost being $550 per/month. Payment is required in advance of services being provided, no later than the 5th day of every month. If you are eligible, we also accept Childcare Information Services (CCIS).