Early Learning Center

  • Carlow Early Learning Center photo by Anders Ruff_Child Holding Books_not cropped
  • The Early Learning Center's Mission and Philosophy

    The Early Learning Center provides young children between the ages of 6 weeks through 3 years a balance of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. The Center's philosophy maintains that children need a safe, comfortable, enriching environment in order to develop to their maximum potential.

    The Early Learning Center provides a secure, nurturing, early educational environment that uses developmentally appropriate activities, experiences and materials to engage children in active, meaningful learning.

    The curriculum used in each developmental grouping reflects the Early Learning Center's philosophy of developmental, play-based learning.


    The Early Learning Center is located on the first floor of Frances Warde Hall. This is the first building on the right when entering the Carlow University's Main Campus from the Fifth Avenue driveway at 3333 Fifth Avenue. Parking for pick-up/drop-off is located in front of Frances Warde Hall.

    Operating Hours

    The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    The Early Learning Center is committed to equal opportunities and affirmative action for all persons in its child care programs and in its employment practices.


    Gina Crough, Director
    Carlow University Early Learning Center
    3333 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

    Visit the official website for the Early Learning Center for program details, applications, tuition and additional contact information.