Carnegie Mellon University

The newly-expanded classroom space at Penn Avenue

September 06, 2023

Cyert Center Update

The Cyert Center is happy to report that space is available immediately. To enroll today or to learn more about the center’s program and philosophy, please visit the Cyert Center website. Questions should be directed to the enrollment team via email or at 412-268-2149 (Morewood) / 412-268-1348 (Penn Avenue).

About the Cyert Center

The Cyert Center for Early Education is a full-day early care and education program serving the children of the Carnegie Mellon University community since 1971. The Cyert Center is open year-round, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday in two locations: Morewood, which is located on campus, and Penn Avenue, which is approximately 2.5 miles away from main campus. Children range in age from three months to kindergarten with classrooms aligned around six primary age groups.

Licensed by the Department of Human Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, programming includes developmentally appropriate investigations and activities, outdoor explorations, small group time, mixed age group activities, quiet time, and experiences with a wide range of materials. Family-style lunch and snacks are provided and prepared by our kitchen staff.

A Sliding Scale Benefit, which may provide a reduction in the tuition rate, is available to those who qualify.

Expansion of the Penn Avenue Location

As announced earlier this year, the expansion of the Cyert Center will be completed as planned on September 25, enabling the program to accommodate approximately 100 additional children.

The expanded space includes an additional eight classrooms and a larger studio, as well as an additional warming kitchen, laundry facilities and piazza.

The existing playground has been doubled in size to meet the needs of our growing enrollment. In addition to more open space for gross motor play, there will be an outdoor studio, 200 square feet for digging and gardening, as well as the incorporation of spaces dedicated to affording the children opportunities to engage with additional natural elements.

The second floor windows have all been replaced, are operable, and in line with the first floor design, have been strategically placed throughout the space to connect classrooms and infuse the second floor with natural light.

Enroll now or contact the enrollment team for more information.