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News & Events

Shady Lane School invites all families, alumni, staff and friends in the community to stay connected to the latest school news and events. Your interest and participation makes Shady Lane a special place. In addition to this page, please follow us on Twitter (@shadylaneschool) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/shadylaneschool). Watch for our "shade trees" logo!

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Shady Lane School Receives NAEYC Accreditation Renewal

On November 19, 2014, Shady Lane received word that it had successfully completed the vigorous process set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and had been reaccredited for a five-year period.

For more information on Shady Lane's accredited status, please contact our School Director at 412-243-4040 ext 12.

New Enrollment Open House...

We are having an open house on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. Come take a look at our school AND enjoy fun activities for parents and children alike!

Come learn how all student gifts, and a diverse community of partners, contribute to the heart and soul of Shady Lane. We are currently enrolling for immediate enrollment, summer sessions, and the 2015-16 school year; bring your friends with young children!

When:  Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, 9:00-12 noon

Where: Shady Lane School, 100 North Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh 15208

Look for Dolly the Dinosaur at the corner of Penn & N. Braddock Avenue!

We will waive our waitlist fee (a $25 value) for families who attend this Open House and complete a Waitlist Form at the event! If you're looking for a great preschool experience for your child, this is your chance.

Call us at 412-243-4040 with questions.

NPR and Daniel Tiger come to Shady Lane...

Click here for the article on the NPR Education Blog written by Erika Beras following her visit to Shady Lane in September.

Our story on Erika's visit with children from the Partners Class and Lexi Schaefers can be found on our blog, "Along Shady Lane".

Click on the links in the tweets below to see more about the upcoming radio report on NPR's Morning Edition featuring five children from the Partners Class and Co-Lead Educator Lexi Schaefers.

Great Community Support from Food Coop customers!

Thanks to all the customers at our neighboring organization, the East End Food Coop, for supporting Shady Lane by rounding up your purchases during the Coop's recent Register Roundup event! When customers asked to "round up for Shady Lane" in September, 100% of the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters they'd have received as change came directly to support our work. We are thrilled to have received $1,641.58 in donations from Coop customers through this program!

Thanks again to all at the Coop for facilitating this program that benefits many area nonprofits throughout the year. Visit the Coop's website at EastEndFood.coop to learn more about the Register Roundup program.

Think Shady Lane is overbooked? Think again!

There are still a few Half Day and Full Day openings available. Some lucky children between 2 and 5 and their families will join us in September...call for information today.

Seen our blog?

We have created "Along Shady Lane" in an effort to both recollect our past and also share what we know today. To reflect the best of the thinking, creativity and learning of our widely talented professional staff, we’ll post a variety of formats: original writing, links to current research, quotes and comments that strike a chord, stories from Shady Lane’s past, photos and artwork, among many others. We’ll include interesting tidbits from our collection of historical artifacts and artwork. And, of course, we’ll include current and past work of the “short colleagues” who are at the center of everything we do–the remarkable 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds with whom we are honored to share our days.

Visit along.shadylane.org, explore our initial posts and pages, and bookmark it! We hope you enjoy and find it a worthwhile read. You can also go Along Shady Lane by clicking on Dolly the Dinosaur whenever you see her on the right side of any page on this website!

Results of 2013-14 Family Program Evaluation are here!

Please click on the link below to see the results of our annual Family Program Evaluation. This evaluation is part of our ongoing work to renew our NAEYC Accreditation, and gives us valuable information in assessing the quality of our services.

We are proud of our continuing positive outcomes for children and their families, and hope these results help in showing how our families feel about the quality of Shady Lane School.

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2014-15 Calendar & Tuition are here!

Click here for:
2014-15 School Calendar
2014-15 Tuition Rates & Policies
Or visit our Admissions & Financial Aid section for more details.

In Memoriam

Please click below or go to the "In Memoriam" page at "Our Story" to help us remember the legacy of Donna Chase.

Donna Chase

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