8633 Old Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Phone: 412-367-3269
Director: Alexandria Graham

At Tender Care Learning Center of McCandless, Pennsylvania, we like to consider our school a home away from home for your children. Freshly prepared meals, nurturing teachers and our location in a converted house, helps us to achieve this environment!

Our early education professionals use award-winning curriculum to encourage your child to develop a lifelong love of learning, and we like to keep things fun and exciting for kids as they learn. We’re always doing interesting art projects and incorporating special days like crazy sock day, hat day, magician day and DJ days to help inspire their imaginations.

Set up an appointment to visit our home away from home by calling 412-367-3269.

We are proud to announce that our schools in Pennsylvania have been named a 2019 Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A big thank you to all of our teachers for making our schools a great place to be for each other and for our families!! 

You can find more information on the Top Workplace website:  

McCandless testimonials

Elliott loves going to school, he tells us he misses it if he is out too long on vacation. Elliott loves his friends and teachers. He has further developed compassion for others by attending school. Elliott loves to sing songs he’s learned at school and likes to teach them to mommy!


Yes, my child does enjoy going to school every day. She likes making crafts, was very excited for the annual art show, loves to be read stories, loves dressing up and has made many friends. She also enjoys the Halloween party and end of summer picnic. She has learned to practice cleanliness (washing hands in the bathroom, cleaning up toys) which has also helped her organization skills. She has also taken me back to my childhood through nursery rhymes and songs. The green sheets have been key to knowing what my child does/eats every day and are an effective communication tool when you don’t see the teachers every day. Sydney also likes the special activities like DJ Rockin Bob and Tender Teddy. A big thanks to all at Tender Care!


Our 20 month old son Jakob has been attending Tender Care McCandless since he was 3 months old and we have never doubted that he’s been in good hands. He looks forward to seeing his friends and teachers and Mom and Dad look forward to seeing how much he has accomplished in the daily reports and artwork. We all look forward to continued success and development at Tender Care!


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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.