News and Events

June 2017 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk Let Your Child Get Dirty! It’s Essential for Physical and Mental Development By Charles Kassotis Are you still following your child around worrying that they might stain their clothes? Do you forbid playing outside because they might get dirty? Do you see germs and infections in every step they take? Are…
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April 2017 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Early Literacy Program Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2017 selection is Daniel Finds a Poem. Written and illustrated by Micha Archer, the book was published in 2016 by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin House LLC, and is for children ages 3 to…
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January 2017 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk Family New Year’s Resolutions We not only benefit from New Year’s resolutions; our children can also learn a lot about self-discipline and the value of making goals. Make It a Family Activity! The best way to teach your children the importance of New Year’s resolutions is by making it part of…
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September 2016 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk . . . New Beginnings The new school year is here! Even in a year round child care center September always marks a time of change and newness. We will see change with: transitions of children to new classrooms, changes in teaching staff or room assignments, new activities and fun for…
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July 2016 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk . . . Importance of Hand Washing Our focus this month will be hand washing throughout the center. We have updated our signs above each sink and are doing regular checks on when to wash our hands in the classrooms. Health and safety is one of our main focuses at Interplay…
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June 2016 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk . . . Use Sunscreen Consistently With all the options available (organic or mineral; water-resistant or sweat-resistant; lotion or spray), choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. But what matters most is the degree of protection it provides from UV rays. Look for SPF numbers on the labels of…
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May 2016 Newsletter

We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2nd-May 6th! I am so thankful for the teachers that we have at Interplay. They are dedicated to the children and families and to creating a great educational setting! We all remember at least one teacher that made an impact in our lives. And I know that the…
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April 2016 Newsletter

March proved to be a very exciting month at Interplay. The book fair was a great hit! Thank you Miss Joy for your tireless enthusiasm in coordinating and decorating the week-long event. The classrooms really appreciate the great books parents bought for them. In addition to the book fair, the Preschool enjoyed an exciting animal…
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Highmark Walk Registration

Highmark Walk Saturday, May 14, 2016 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA Registration: http://hcf.convio.net/site/TR/Pittsburgh/HighmarkWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=1881 We are a participating nonprofit in the 2016 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Highmark underwrites 100 percent of the cost of the event, and funds raised directly benefit the participating organizations. Online Registration IS OPEN! http://hcf.convio.net/site/TR/Pittsburgh/HighmarkWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=1881
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February 2016 Newsletter

From the Director's Desk . . . In February, the weather gets even colder, the snow and ice more prevalent. It's a great time to hunker down and enjoy some books. Dr. Seuss was one of my children’s favorite authors. Here is a cute Dr. Seuss Early Reading message for parents I found on the…
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