About Our School
Young Explorers opens with 12 children and 6 staff members in a little house on a hill.
After a year-long battle with the City, our addition opens on May 25th, tripling the size of the original building to include our signature indoor gym and spiral slide.
Implemented Gentle Instruction™ practices as a cultural foundation.
Created a half day preschool program to support the work at home mom’s modern lifestyle.
Adopted the Montessori philosophy.
Created The Lesson Box® - online teacher lesson sharing and training system to give staff access to training and lesson materials all with the push of a button. We call it our Private Pinterest.
Grew beyond our small community to open 3 more custom schools.
Established an executive team to support quality operations across all schools.
Shared Young Explorers with the world, allowing all children to benefit from the Young Explorers mission of inspiring individuals and building communities.
Our Leadership Team
Executive Director of Development
Executive Director of Operations
Industry Leading Credentials
Member of the International Montessori Council
Montessori Council (IMC) is a worldwide, 501(c)(6) professional membership organization of Montessori schools, their leaders, parents, and friends. Members must be screened and approved based on curriculum and teaching style.
Accredited Through National Association of Educators of Young Children
Achieving NAEYC Accreditation is a four-step process monitored over a five-year period. Directors, teachers, and families all participate in the process. Programs are required to meet standards grouped into 10 areas: relationships with children, curriculum, teaching approaches, child assessment, nutrition and health, staff qualifications, relationship with children's families, relationship with the community, physical environment, and program leadership and management.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Success
The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is given to all kids entering kindergarten in the state of Ohio. Our graduating class of 2018 reported an average score of 278.1 (88th percentile), the state average is 266.8 (50th percentile)