The Cyert Center for Early Education is a full-day early care and education program for Carnegie Mellon University, serving the children of University faculty, staff, and students. Children range in age from three months to kindergarten. The program first began in 1971 and is part of the Department of Human Resources.
The Cyert Center recognizes the potential of each child, the vital contributions parents make to the Center community, and the importance of professional development for educators and staff. The Cyert Center's philosophy is strongly influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach. The history of the Center is based on a deep respect for continuing professional development and understanding of child development principles. Educators throughout the Center participate in National Association for the Education of Young Children, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers, and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.
The program is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and the PA Department of Private Academic Schools. The Center received re-accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children in January, 2010 and was one of the first 100 programs in the United States to receive national accreditation in 1987.
Our program revolves around the relationships built between all members of our community.