At Shady Lane, making a difference in a child’s life is at the core of everything we do. For the past 55 years, Shady Lane has been focused on providing high quality education to children from all backgrounds. Diversity, equity and inclusion continue to be key components of our mission and we are proud of our work providing a high-quality early learning experience to a mixed-income population of families. Currently, 38% of our student population, 30% of our teaching staff, and 53% of our Board of Directors identifying as multi-ethnic. Since 2017, Shady Lane has partnered with Duquesne University to develop and implement a school-wide Social Emotional curriculum and tiered approach to behavioral health for all students, and today serves as a regional leader in the implementation of Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood. Our school has earned the prestigious Four Stars designation by PA Keystone Stars and is NAEYC- accredited.