Pre-K Classroom

  • The Pre-K Classroom encourages children to engage in hands-on activities in order to build academic skills and develop a sense of accomplishment and responsibility. We focus on kindergarten readiness activities including:

    • Attention Span
    • Literacy skills
    • Early Writing skills
    • Early Math skills
    • Listening skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Communication skills
    • Creativity
    • Social Skills
    • Fine Motor Skills

    When children enter Pre-K, we like to take the time to learn about each child and devise our instruction based on his/her individual needs. Some of the skills that make for a successful transition into Pre-K are:

    • Being confident and ready to separate from parents.
    • Follow 2-step directions.
    • Some independent life skills such as toileting, putting on/taking off own clothes and cleaning up after themselves.
    • Able to take turns, share and handle waiting for short periods of time.
    • Retelling a simple story, rhyme or song.
    • Using words to express him/herself and during conflict.
    • Engage in activity and/or story for 5-10 minutes.
    • Know basic colors and shapes.
    • Able to count and sort items.
    • Recognize some letters and numbers.

    Staff

    • Mary Shaw
      Teacher

      I am the lead teacher in the Pre-K room. Although I grew up in Pittsburgh, I moved around for 20 years prior to returning. I am from a large family and am married with a grown son. I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends. I have my degree in Early Childhood Development. I have been teaching preschool for over 20 years and have worked here at Providence for over 10 years. I believe that children can learn in so many ways and the importance of learning while having fun. I am happy to be part of the wonderful team of teachers and staff here at Providence.

    • Shawnter "Tink" McIntosh
      Assistant Group Supervisor

      I am the assistant teacher in the Pre-K room and am known as “Ms. Tink”. I have enjoyed working at Providence for over 4 years. I also have a 2 year old daughter who is in the Older Toddler Classroom. Some of the things that I enjoy are writing, drawing, shopping and being around fun and positive people.

Tours and Enrollment

To schedule a tour or to learn more about our enrollment process, please contact Leslie White, Director of Early Childhood and Youth Programs at 412-766-3860 ext. 207 or lwhite@providenceconnections.org.

Stay Connected with Us!
Please join us at our Feast For Families Gala, on October 23rd in supporting our mission and families on the North Side, while celebrating and honoring the The Buhl Foundations commitment to the North Side community! 

This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Sign up today at: feast4families.givesmart.com

Please join us at our Feast For Families Gala, on October 23rd in supporting our mission and families on the North Side, while celebrating and honoring the The Buhl Foundation's commitment to the North Side community!

This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Sign up today at: feast4families.givesmart.com
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2 weeks ago

Please support Providence Connections & the families we serve for our upcoming Pasta Dinner Event! 

When: Thursday, April 30th 4 - 6pm 
Where: Providence Connections 3113 Brighton Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15212 -Take-out/ & Delivery to nearby neighborhoods available. Chef Emily is ServSafe COVID 19 Certified for your safety!
Why: So we can raise critical funds to continue serving families on the North Side during this challenging time.
Menu: Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna, Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookie - All Prepared by our own Chef Emily

Order online today at: https://providenceconnections.salsalabs.org/4thannualpastadinnerpc/index.html or 
email Jill at jcummiskey@providenceconnections.org 

Thank you in advance for your support!!

The Providence Connections Family

Please support Providence Connections & the families we serve for our upcoming Pasta Dinner Event!

When: Thursday, April 30th 4 - 6pm
Where: Providence Connections 3113 Brighton Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15212 -Take-out/ & Delivery to nearby neighborhoods available. Chef Emily is ServSafe COVID 19 Certified for your safety!
Why: So we can raise critical funds to continue serving families on the North Side during this challenging time.
Menu: Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna, Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookie - All Prepared by our own Chef Emily

Order online today at: providenceconnections.salsalabs.org/4thannualpastadinnerpc/index.html or
email Jill at jcummiskey@providenceconnections.org

Thank you in advance for your support!!

The Providence Connections Family
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2 months ago

 

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I can’t wait to have a night off from cooking 😋

It seems it's making me put a name for the person I'm donating a meal to- I was hoping to donate to anyone who might need a meal through Providence. Is there a general name to use to get through this for a name/email? 🙂

Looks delish

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