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child care centers in pittsburgh

Brown Mamas’ Guide to Black-Owned Child Care Centers in Pittsburgh

Finding black-owned child care centers in Pittsburgh is not easy. One of the constant questions in the Pittsburgh Brown Mama’s Private Facebook Group is, “Where can I find a good child care in Pittsburgh?”  

Well I like helping my mamas solve their problems.  So, you asked for it and here it is.  It would be impossible for me to list every childcare center in Pittsburgh.  

Instead, I’ve created this list of black-owned childcare centers in Pittsburgh.  Just to be on the safe side, this list is not an endorsement of any center.

However, all of these child care centers have been recommended by a mom from the Pittsburgh Brown Mamas group at one time or another.  As any #goodmama would do, please do your research and find out which child care center best meets your needs, lifestyle and parenting style before enrolling your child.  

Here is a free, downloadable quality child care checklist you can use.

child care centers in Pittsburgh

This list of black-owned child care centers in Pittsburgh is a great place for you to start though.  So, read on my sistah.  Read on.

A Peace of Mind Learning Center – 620 Wood Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, 412-241-2766 – Facebook Page

McCoy’s Learning Center – 7221 Mulford Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, 412-723-2122 –

Each One Teach One Childcare & Learning Center – 500 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 – Facebook Page

Simply Kidz Zone Early Learning – 5813 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-441-1706

Chatterbox Daycare Center – 10143 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, PA  Phone: 412.371.8299

Angel Academy – 3615 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-766-2470

Teeter Totter Daycare – 801 E Warrington Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15210, 412-381-4343

Future Focus Child Care – 100 Mulberry Lane, Penn Hills, PA 15235, 412-723-2018 – Facebook Page

Sweet Dreams Child Care – Pittsburgh, PA 15204 Phone: 412-331-0707

Mona’s Angels Childcare – 512 East 8th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120, 412-370-9676

Precious Sprouts Daycare Academy – McKees Rocks & Northside locations – 412-339-0497

The Learning Loft by Wright Childcare Solutions  – 437 Turrett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-336-8637

Kidsville Daycare – 113 S. Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Phone: 412.770.8036

Gweeny Pooh Family Daycare – 1244 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233 Phone: 412-322-7282

We the Li’l People Chilcare Center – 4121 Main Street, Munhall, PA Phone: 412.461.4613

Happy Trails Daycare Center – 2 locations in Penn Hills & Duquesne, Phone: 412-371-9290 (Penn Hills location)

Schenley Heights Child Development Center – 3171 Ewart Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Phone: 412-621-3341 (ages 3 -5)

Our Little Ones Daycare – 2 locations Downtown & North Side, Phone: 412-251-5926 (Downtown Pittsburgh)

Righteous Beginnings Daycare – 7712 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA Phone: 412.243-5058

Rodman Street Baptist Daycare – 6111 Rodman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Phone: 412.363.8082

The Children’s Community on Chadwick Street –  303 Chestnut Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 Phone: 412.758.6480

Sheena’s Busy Body Daycare & Learning Center – 7300 Ridgeview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, 412-339-0513

Thomas Child Care Learning Academy – 10739 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, 412-727-6323

Love, Learn & Play Daycare – 502 Laurel Drive, Monroeville, PA Phone: 412-646-4615

Davis Family Child Care – 7220 Upland, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, 412-867-7701

A Tot’s Spot Daycare & Early Learning Center — 1605 Lowrie Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Phone: 412-323-TOTS

Need Help Paying for Child Care?

You need to reach out to the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC). There you can sign up for Child Care Works, Allegheny County’s childcare subsidy program.

If you’d like to search a more comprehensive database of child care centers, you need to go to TryingTogether.org. In addition to being advocates for early learning and access to affordable childcare, Trying Together can help you locate affordable child care at centers all over Pittsburgh. Click here to find child care everywhere.

Please remember mama, finding child care should not be a quick and simple process. You need to interview, examine and inspect ANY place where you will leave your child for extended periods of town.

Check out this free Quality Child Care Checklist from Especially for Children.

Honorable Mentions

These childcare centers are not black-owned, but are great Pittsburgh daycares.  These child care centers have been repeatedly mentioned as great facilities by many of the mamas.

Shady Lane Pittsburgh Preschool

Providence Connections Family Support

Jeremiah’s Place Crisis Nursery

Want to add your business? We’d be happy to! Leave the name of your center, your website, phone number and address in the comments and we will add you to the list as soon as we can.

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14 Responses

  1. Maxine R. says:

    Thanks, Muffy! This is an invaluable resource!

  2. Nia Stanley says:

    My name is Nia Stanley. I own The Children’s Community on Chadwick Street in Sewickley. Our address is 303 chestnut street, Sewickley PA 15143.
    Our website is http://www.thechildrenscommunity.com. Our phone number is 412-758-6480.

  3. Shay says:

    Hug me tight childlife center. Located in the hill district.

    Nina Russaw daycare is a certified home center with a keystone star, there is a FB page for this center.

  4. monkeyb7 says:

    Hosanna House CDC too!

  5. Dominique says:

    Hi A Place Like Home Childcare on the West End is a very loving daycare. She has a Facebook page for the daycare as well.

  6. Shelbi White says:

    Hello Mrs Mendoza….
    Thank you for this! We would love for our childcare center to be added 😉
    We are:
    A Tot’s Spot Daycare & Early Learning Center
    Located at 1605 Lowrie Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    412-323-TOTS (8687)
    E-mail atotsspot@yahoo.com
    Facebook page is: A Tots Spot Daycare

    Thank you kindly!
    Shelbi White

  7. Shelbi White says:

    Thank you kindly for the add! ~Shelbi White~A Tot’s Spot Daycare & Early Learning Center 🙂

  8. Mary Nesby says:

    Hello, My name is Mary Nesby, I own Mary’s Little Lambs LLC, I am a 4125129683 located at 1100 sylvan ave Homestead pa 15120. Thanks for adding my family daycare.

  9. Melissa Diaz says:

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to compile this list! Rainbow’s End Child Academy is a daycare and pre-school in Squirrel Hill owned by an African woman and has mostly African and African American teachers. We absolutely love it there! The culture and community at Rainbow’s End is amazing. The owner often plans events highlighting African dance, Misty Copeland, and local police. I consider the teachers and staff as part of our family. Special shout out to this awesome black owned business and these educators!

  10. Deborah A Rankin-Haley says:

    First Year’s Day Care, Franklin Avenue, Wilkinsburg – BLACK OWNED AND OPERATED – 412-247-9644

  11. Monique says:

    Hello. Blessed Assurance Christian Childcare Center is an amazing daycare. Both of my children go there. It is Keystone Stars certified and NAEYC accredited. They have both Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Owner/Operator and all staff are black. Linda Grinage (owner) is all about the growth and development of the children and the children are assessed on their learning path bi-annually. If there are any identifiable issues, she works to get specialists in for those kids to address their needs.
    Blessed Assurance Christian Childcare
    230 3rd Avenue
    Rankin, PA 15103
    (412) 271-4727

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