Merakey Preschools
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Merakey Preschools


The teachers taking care of your little ones are committed to making the first transition away from home natural and easy for both you and your child. Your child will be welcomed into our calm and secure environment where our teachers will spend time rocking and cuddling while providing developmentally appropriate practices and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.
  • Ages 6 weeks to 1 year (Youngstown/Latrobe)
  • Adult to child ratio of 1:4

Merakey Preschools


Your child's budding enthusiasm for learning will be nurtured in a space built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers allowing for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, pretend play areas, dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments and outdoor places to explore. Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler's growing independence, to enhance social skills and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential and prepare for preschool and beyond.
  • Ages 1 year to 3 years (Youngstown/Latrobe)
  • Adult to child ratio of 1:6

Merakey Preschools


Our Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math and scientific thought. Children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Multi-disciplinary learning encourages individual skills and emerging interests in academics, creative expression and outdoor learning. Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and prepares them for lifelong learning to succeed in school and beyond.
  • Ages 3 years to Kindergarten entrance age (typically 5 or 6)
  • Adult to child ratio of 1:10

*When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff to child ratio and maximum group size.

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