Why Tender Care

At Tender Care Learning Centers our purpose is clear: we exist to help children develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our award-winning, nurturing teachers, paired with our warm and welcoming “at home” environments, ensure that every child is tenderly cared for. Each of our age-appropriate, nationally recognized programs focus on your child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development using fun and engaging teaching strategies. Our goal every day is to prepare children for a seamless transition into each new phase of early childhood development, then on to kindergarten and beyond.

We believe that parents are an integral part of a child’s development. We strive to develop strong parent/teacher partnerships where you are free to share your beliefs regarding your child’s education. We have an open-door policy where parents are welcome to join us during any part of the day. We offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year to discuss your child’s developmental progress and keep you well informed on a daily basis about your child’s experiences at Tender Care.

Tender Care Learning Centers has 18 locations throughout Western Pennsylvania.

At each location, you will find early education professionals who passionately believe that Tender Care is all about “Your Child, Our Care, Their Future.” As you choose the right early learning program for your child, we hope you’ll consider Tender Care’s unique mission, core beliefs, and history. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!

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Tender Care Accreditations

Tender Care is a Pennsylvania state-licensed child care and early childhood learning organization, an accredited member of NAEYC, PennAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.



Tender Care Learning Centers has committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the measurement of our program excellence. NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, and is dedicated to improving programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC sets the standards for quality childcare and education in America, with an emphasis placed on the quality of interactions among teachers and children and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum.

Keystone STARS (PA only)


The Keystone STARS program validates what Tender Care Learning Centers have been doing for many years. Your child's Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for your child. As a parent, feel confident your child is safe and respected, is learning new things every day, and is well prepared for future success in life.