No program on MLK Day. SHH Afterschool In-Person Programs Resume January 19th!

Preschool and Tots

Preschool & Tot

Sarah Heinz House Pre-K Programs Moving to Virtual-Only

Due to the rising local and national rates of COVID-19, Sarah Heinz House is moving to virtual-only instruction starting on Monday, November 30th. We will complete our final two weeks of Fall session for select programs over the week of the 30th and then December 7th. Following our winter break, we will resume virtual-only programming in January, carrying that format through MLK Day (January 18th). We hope to resume in-person programs on January 19th if conditions allow.

Classes will be conducted via Zoom. If your child is enrolled in Fall classes that are moving to virtual, you will receive email(s) with links to the courses and/or instructions regarding the pick-up of necessary materials, if applicable. If your contact information has changed or you are concerned we may not have the correct email address for you, please contact our Front Desk at 412-231-2377 during regular business hours.

All aquatics, including Pre-K programs, are paused until January 19th, at which time we hope to resume swim lessons if conditions allow.

Please read the letter regarding this new direction from Executive Director Jennifer Cairns here: Letter from the Executive Director, November 20th, 2020

View our Fall Virtual Schedule here: Fall Virtual Schedule, November 30th-December 12th, 2020

View our Winter Virtual Schedule here: Winter Virtual Schedule, January 4th-January 16th, 2020

Sarah Heinz House is pleased to be able to offer limited spots for Pre-K programs this Fall!

In response to our COVID-19 efforts, only ONE ADULT PER PARTICIPANT will be able to enter the building.  Adults will be permitted to socially distance in the Great Hall Sitting Area as they wait for their child and must wait onsite for the duration of their child’s program.

Register here for Pre-K and Tot programs:

Pre-K and Tot Programs

To download a printable version of the Pre-K offerings and schedule, please click this link: Pre-K Program Offerings (Fall 2020)

Aquatics/Swimming Lessons

An introduction to the water for parents and their children. Parents will be taught methods that promote water safety and prepare for basic aquatic skills. Adult/Parent/Caregiver of the child is required to participate in the class with the child. For aquatics programs, one adult must join their child in the pool for the duration of the program. Instructors will wear face shields at all times during class.

Selections are made for one day of class each week. The two listings represent separate sessions of the same class.

Tot Swim $60
ages 6 mos. – 3 yrs. 
Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 pm
Thursdays, 6:00-6:30 pm
Preschool Swim $60
ages 4 yrs. – 6 yrs./Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 7:00-7:30 pm

Thursdays, 7:00-7:30 pm


Beginning dance moves are taught including the basics of rhythm, dance styles, and moving to a beat. Dancers will develop their skills and perform at the end of the year.

Tots (3 yrs.)
Ballet/Tap Combo: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:30 pm
Creative Movement/Tap Combo: Thursdays 5:00-5:30 pm

Preschool (4-K)
Ballet/Tap Combo: Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm
Creative Movement/Tap Combo: Thursdays 6:00-6:30 pm

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Programs

Curiosity and wonder are brought to life through hands-on activities using beginning robots called “BeeBots.” Kids will learn simple commands and explore magnetism, light, and programming in a fun and active way!

ages 4 yrs. – 6 yrs./Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm