Closed Friday September 20 Due to Water Main Break

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Franciscan Child Day Care Center will be closed on Friday, September 20 due to a massive water main break in Pittsburgh’s South Hills affecting the Center. Parents are also being notified by caregivers this morning. Thank you for your understanding.

We plan on being open on Monday, September 23. Any cancellation/delay announcements will be shared with parents via HiMama, as well as on local TV news programs WTAE (channel 4) and KDKA (channel 2). (Sorry, WPXI does not run closing/delay information from the Center.)

New School Year Reminders

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Our new school year begins on Monday, August 26. We are excited to welcome new little ones to our center, as well as provide new opportunities for our children to learn and grow. If you have not received your letter and classroom assignment, please check your mailboxes or speak to Mrs. Merlo.

New School Year Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, August 21 - Parent’s Open House at 6:15 in the Lion Room

    After a brief group meeting with updates about the new school year, parents will have the opportunity visit their child’s new classroom and speak with thier teacher(s) until 7:30. Please note that this is PARENTS ONLY.

  • Thursday, August 22 - Please remember to take your children’s belongings home.

  • Friday, August 23 is a Teacher’s In-Service Day to prepare for the new school year. The Center will be closed. Please remember to take your children’s belongings home by August 22 and return them on August 26 to their new classroom.

  • Monday, August, 26 - Please report to your child’s new classroom with requested supplies. (If you did not receive a supply list, please see your new teacher or Mrs. Merlo.)

Dates the Center is Closed in 2019 - 2020

  • August 23, 2019 - In-Service Day

  • September 2, 2019 - Labor Day Holiday

  • October 14, 2019 - In-Service Day

  • November 28 & 29, 2019 - Thanksgiving Vacation

  • December 23-31,  2019 - Christmas Vacation

  • April 10, 2020 - Good Friday

  • May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day

  • July 3, 2020 - Independence Day

Navigating Campus


Some Reminders for Driving on Campus to ensure the safety of our children, parents, caregivers, and human and animal neighbors.

  • Please exit via Chesna Drive. The entrance off of McRoberts is one way (entrance only) and may be effected by construction.

  • Campus speed limit is 15 mph

  • Please do not leave running vehicles unattended in lot. - or children unattended in vehicles or on campus.

  • Please stay alert for unexpected humans, animals, or challenging road conditions, especially during inclement weather and when construction is occurring on the adjacent property.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation.