VCDC McCandless

Vincentian Child Discovery Center McCandless

At VCDC, we offer programs for children ages 6 weeks through fourth grade. Our goal is to help kids explore and experience the world around them through age-appropriate activities, and to provide parents with care and support options that work best for their family.

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Our Programs

Child development and early learning are key to Vincentian Child Discovery Center. Our staff focuses on the individual child, gearing activities and play toward each child’s own developmental level. Our preschool program emphasizes a love of learning to best prepare them for the school environment.

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Infant Care

For our children six weeks old to 12 months old, staff strives to provide a nurturing and educational environment in addition to meeting the basic needs of each child...

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Before & After School Care

The Discovery Center provides childcare year-round for school aged students at some locations. During the school year we offer a variety of programs from before/after...

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Summer Discover

Our Summer Discover Camp follows a STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) emergent curriculum with enrichment...

Our Director


Jill Paragi

Director of Child Care Services

Jill holds a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Duquesne University and has over 30 years of experience in the field. Jill oversees the daily operations of Vincentian Child Care Centers and ensures that high-quality care and education are provided to children and families. She is passionate about creating a nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn and grow.


Located in the heart of the Vincentian’s North Hills Campus, VCDC sits along the McKnight Road corridor close to schools, shopping, restaurants residential areas.

Photo Gallery

We invite you to take a virtual tour of our facility through our photo gallery. See for yourself the engaging and nurturing environment we provide to support your child's growth and development.

Apps & Rates

At Vincentian Child Discovery Center, we believe transparency is paramount. Below you can view an application for enrollment, and see our full rate sheets.

Child Care McCandless Rates

Contact US

Want to learn more about our Child Discovery Centers, or schedule a tour? Contact our team of experienced professionals.

Child Discovery Center McCandless

8150 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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