Who We Are
Inspiring Kids, Building Communities:
The Avon Leadership Team
My desire for working with children started way back in first grade when I declared I wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. That was just the start of my passion for Early Childhood Education. I graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in Child and Family Development. I have spent the past 15 years working in the Early Childhood field, first as a mental health case manager, specializing in behavioral health to most recently supervising two home visiting programs for children 0-5. As a Young Explorers parent myself, I have seen the growth in my child's education and felt the love that he receives from the staff every day.
Inside Our Avon Location
When you enter our Avon location, you will be welcomed into a brightly-lit and comfortable grand foyer. Our décor is warm and inviting, modeled after model homes built recently in the area. We proudly exceed state square foot requirements!
Our classrooms are designed to feel welcoming and age-appropriate. The nursery has warm lighting and a quiet crib area. Our toddler classrooms have child-size furnishings, a door leading directly to the playground, and window seats with built-in bookshelves. Our preschool classrooms have en-suite restrooms, built-in window seats and bookcases.
To give your child a well-rounded and engaging Montessori experience, we also have a tutoring room, music room, and indoor gym.
We have a commercial kitchen that our chef uses to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch that our students love.
Our Exterior Spaces
Our shaded playground has a dedicated toddler side and a side especially for preschool and school-age students. Both sides feature custom-built play structures, Pour N Play soft and clean playground flooring, a basketball hoop, a trike track, and a play lemonade stand. We also have a grassy area and place to plant a small garden.
At Young Explorers, we believe that children need to run freely and play with their friends, as well as be outside in nature. Every day that the weather is tolerable, our students go outside and have fun!
Safety & Security
Our Avon Montessori Programs
Avon Infant Daycare
Avon Toddler Care
Ages 2 1/2 - 5
Avon Summer Camp
See what parents and children are saying about Young Explorers!
I recommend Young Explorers to anyone with preschool age children in the area or anyone looking for an excellent school. Jacob likes reading, art activities, and playing with his friends in the large gym or outside on the playground. He was always independent but he has become even more so and his vocabulary has really expanded. He is very inquisitive and wants to know how everything works.
– Ms. Nikki J.
Son Jacob, 4 years old
Thank you for making my daughter's transition to school a smooth one. [Young Explorers] has been exceptionally welcoming and flexible. I feel assured that my daughter is safe and well cared for during the day. I'm excited to see how she will blossom this school year.
– Megan H.
Daughter Elise, 2 years old
I walk in there every day and feel good about where my daughter is. My husband and I are so happy with the strides she's made in learning a variety of skills. It's amazing to see her growth in the short time she's been there. I can't imagine her being anywhere else.
– Kim A.
Daughter Brooklyn, 1 year old
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Avon Local Information
Avon is a city with a historic town center known as French Creek. There are also many new amenities such as the new Cleveland Clinic hospital, lots of shopping, and many local farm stands, bakeries, and restaurants. Local families enjoy a recently-built community aquatic center. There is even a small golf course that is a beloved gem in the community.
Avon is also about five minutes from Lake Erie with many shoreline parks, and about 45 minutes from the world famous Cedar Point amusement park. The school system is rated “A” by the state.
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Hospitals and Medical Centers In or Near Avon
Richard E Jacobs Health Center
University Hospitals Avon Health Center
Avon Lake Family Health Center
Westlake Health Center
Sheffield Family Health Center