Young Explorers Montessori of Aurora

Young Explorers Montessori of Aurora
59 East Garfield Rd.
Aurora, Ohio 44202
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Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Phone: 330-562-5588

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Young Explorers Montessori of Aurora

Young Explorers Montessori of Aurora
59 East Garfield Rd.
Aurora, Ohio 44202
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Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
Phone: 330-562-5588

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Contact Us with Questions
Schedule Your Visit

Who We Are

Inspiring Kids, Building Communities:

Our ambitious academic program exceeds Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards and our Montessori Method provides gentle instruction along the way to ensure our students are confidently ready for kindergarten.

As the very first Young Explorers school, we've been proud to serve Aurora families since 2002. Our Aurora school opened in a beautiful little century home with 12 students and six staff members. Historically, the home was to the famous painter Archibald Willard, who painted "The Spirit of '76." A year after opening, we added an addition that tripled the size of the school and included an indoor gym.

The Aurora location is a private campus nestled amongst the trees. Our school offers easy access to main routes for parents commuting to work, as well as a private parking lot

Our People

The Aurora Leadership Team

We love learning. We love the freedom to think big, work together, and take risks.


Tiffany B.

I attended Hiram College and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I was a classroom teacher for 13 years before becoming a Director. The thing I love the most about Young Explorers is the family feel that our school provides. I love watching the children grow. From taking their first steps in the infant room to one day watching them get off the bus from their first day of Kindergarten. I love singing, playing board games, and watching movies with my family.



Inside Our Aurora Location

When you enter our Aurora school, you'll feel a sense of warmth and welcome thanks to the cozy features of the original century home. It doesn’t feel like you're walking into a school - instead, you're walking into a home full of family and warm smiles.

Our classrooms are designed with comfort and proper development in mind. Our nursery features warm lighting and a quiet crib area for naps. Toddler classrooms offer child-size furnishings, a door leading directly to the playground, and cozy window seats with built-in bookcases. The preschool classrooms have en-suite restrooms, built-in window seats and bookcases.

Our Aurora location has two levels, with the lower level designed for school age students.  A fun twisty slide is available for students (and adults as well) to take down to the lower level.

The home's original kitchen was transformed into a commercial kitchen to prepare healthy meals for the children. Our students love the special homemade snacks made in our kitchen every week.

We follow all ODJFS guidelines.

Our Exterior Spaces

Our Aurora school has two outdoor areas: one for older children and one for younger children. Younger and older areas are separated by a fence that defines the space but still allows siblings to visit each other and get a hug each day.

Both outdoor areas feature a grassy area for the children to play and do activities.

Safety & Security

At Young Explorers, we take the safety and security of your child very seriously. Each family has their own door code and all doors are secured. We use an app to check kids in and out, even between classrooms, so we know where every student is at all times.

Our Aurora Montessori Programs

Ages Birth-1

Aurora Infant Daycare

montessori infant program
Infant Program

Ages 1-2

Aurora Toddler Care

montessori toddler program
Toddler Program

Ages 3-4

Aurora Preschool

montessori preschool program
Preschool Program

Ages 4-5


montessori pre-k program
Pre-K Program

Ages 5-12

Aurora After
School Program

montessori after school program
After School Program

Ages 2 1/2 - 5

Aurora Part-Time
Half-Day Daycare

half day daycare program
Village Program

Ages 5-12

Aurora Summer Camp

montessori summer camp program
Summer Camp


See what parents and children are saying about Young Explorers!

  • I was nervous to start Logan, because he's so sensitive and quite clingy, and I was a little anxious at how he would react to his new environment. No matter my worries or concerns, I have loved how everyone is so kind and patient with Logan and calms my anxiety. Even in the first few weeks, I can see some of his learning expanding already.

    – Rachel and Sean Pall
    Son Logan, 2 years old

  • They are so unbelievably caring; they set expectations for the children that the children strive to reach. Audrey has blossomed over the past 4 years that she has been at your center. We are forever grateful for the assistance in building Audrey's foundation, they had such a positive influence on us all. Audrey was thrilled to go to school every day, not one day did she ever say I do not want to go.

    – Vicki Anderson G.
    Daughter Audrey, 5 years old

  • First of all the facility and curriculum is top notch. The facility was very well designed and decorated. It is bright, cheery, and clean. My two-year old especially loves music class and is always singing new songs at home. Both my boys learned so much at an early age. Before they even start preschool they know their shapes, colors, alphabet, counting (Spanish and English). I’m very impressed by what the teachers are able to do!

    – Morgan J.
    Sons Lucas (5) and Ryan (2)

What Children Are Saying

What Parents Are Saying

Aurora Local Information

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Aurora is a wonderful suburb for families commuting to either Cleveland or Akron. Families love our beautiful park system with outdoor recreation opportunities, including Sunny Lake Park, and Moebius Nature Center. Premium shopping is nearby at Aurora Outlets.

Whatever your child is interested in, Aurora has an option! There is a high variety of recreation sports available, such as Aurora Baseball League, and the Aurora School of Music offers world-class music teachers and performances.

Family-friendly community traditions and festivals abound in Aurora, including tree lighting, the July 4th parade, and the Fall Festival.

Aurora city schools are consistently a top rated school system in the state of Ohio.

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