Preschool for 1 Year Olds – First Experience

Adat Shalom Preschool, located near Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh, PA), offers a First Experience preschool class for children who are 15 months through 23 months by September 1st. At our preschool, children learn through play in a warm, supportive, safe and fun preschool environment.

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Our Preschool Class for 1-Year Olds

Age Requirement:  15 months by September 1
Class Days:  Monday & Wednesday
Class Times:  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. September – December, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. January – May
Class Size / Ratio:  2 teachers to 8 students, maximum

Our Preschool Curriculum for 1-Year Olds

Our developmentally-appropriate curriculum provides your child with a variety of opportunities to stimulate growth and learning in a caring, relaxed, pleasant, and fun-filled atmosphere.  Activities are always age appropriate and may include:

– Songs, music, and finger play                                    – Creative and messy art time

– Individual and group reading time                             – Fine and gross motor skill development

– Outdoor or indoor playtime

Our First Experience class provides an opportunity for your child to gradually separate from you or your care giver. During the first the first four sessions you or your care giver will be allowed to stay in the classroom. We will provide an area for you to participate in discussions facilitated by a member of our staff. These are fun and relaxed conversations that allow your child the comfort of knowing you are with them. During this time, your child should become comfortable in the space and with the teachers.

Why choose First Experience

We pride ourselves on having a home like feel to our First Experience room. You will notice rugs on the floor, a rocking chair to sit in, and softer lighting. The environment allows the children to have time for self-guided play and art, where they have an opportunity to express themselves. The teachers nurture, encourage, and praise the children above all else.

Our teachers work with each child to ease separation anxiety. Children expand communication skills with each other and their teachers. A strong emphasis is given to allowing the children to express themselves through not only words but music and art.

Our Teachers for 1-Year Olds

  • We always have two teachers to no more than eight students for our one-year-old classroom. We also have a parent facilitator for our September classroom parent group.
  • Our head teachers boast degrees from accredited colleges or universities.
  • Our teachers and staff are CPR and First Aid Certified every two years, participate in professional development training each year, and have criminal and child abuse clearances on file.
  • Read more about our director & teachers.