Who We Are
Inspiring Individuals, 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.
Explore Young Explorers Aurora Location
Use the 3D tour to get a feel for the school.
The Aurora Leadership Team
We love learning. We love the freedom to think big, work together, and take risks.
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 them 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.
I received my Montessori Infant and Toddler degree from Columbus Montessori Education Center. I love working at Young Explorers! It is my home away from home and the people who work here are like family to me. I taught in a toddler room here at Young Explorers and fell in love with the atmosphere. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter Nora.
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)