MUSA supports working families while prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our community. In a time of uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that the best way to achieve this mission is to provide limited-capacity in-person care for preschool and elementary school children. This care will utilize small groups, increased sanitation, masks, temperature checks, screening questions, and social distancing to maintain a safe environment for children, staff, families, and community partners. Read our full COVID-19 Health Policy here.
Three programs are available for the Fall 2020 semester, subject to change:
COVID Childcare Cohorts (CCC): this in-person option is available 6:30am-6pm for children K-5 in the COG building at 1705 Maple Street, Homestead. The CCC program will begin 9/14/2020, regardless of any changes to the Steel Valley School District calendar. This program will run until SVSD no longer requires an online or hybrid model of instruction. Limited spots left: call 412-660-1242 to inquire.
After School Care: this in-person option is available for children K-4 attending Park or Barrett Elementary. Children can attend this program only on the days that they attend school in-person, as the program runs from the Park and Barrett buildings until 6pm daily. After the school day, children will receive snack and dinner, get homework help, and participate in enrichment and physical activities. This program will begin when the Steel Valley School District opens for in-person instruction and is not accepting applications at this time. Check back later for more details.
Little Lambs Preschool: this in-person option is available for children age 3-5 who are potty trained. Little Lambs is located in the COG building at 1705 Maple Street, Homestead. Capacity is currently limited due to COVID-19, so unfortunately there is a waitlist at this time. Learn more here or call 412-461-1800 to get on the waitlist.
MUSA accepts CCIS and CYF funding, and uses an income-based sliding scale to determine tuition rates for families paying privately. Co-pay amounts could be as low as $0 depending on eligibility. Discounts are available for families with multiple children attending MUSA programs.
Due to the limited availability of MUSA programs and the need to stay flexible with changing COVID-19 protocols, completing an application does NOT guarantee enrollment. If selected, MUSA will reach out to you to discuss next steps. Please note that priority will be given to:
- students attending Park, Barrett, or Propel
- caregivers who are working, seeking employment, or attending an educational program
- families participating in MUSA After School Care or Little Lambs Preschool
*Online applications preferred. If you are unable to complete the online application, you may apply over the phone. Call 412-461-1800 between 10am and 4pm Monday-Friday to provide your application details.