Young Explorers Montessori of North Ridgeville

Young Explorers Montessori of North Ridgeville
36516 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
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Tours available at our Avon location on select dates. Please contact us for upcoming tour dates.

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Young Explorers Montessori of Avon
36692 American Way
Avon, OH 44011
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Monday - Friday, 6:30 am -6:30 pm
Phone: 440-934-0199

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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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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.

We are thrilled to expect our beautiful new childcare and preschool to be open in January 2022! Thank you for taking a look at Young Explorers. To receive status updates on the building process, see the Contact Us page or follow us on Facebook at Young Explorers North Ridgeville.

Tours available at our Avon location on select dates. Please contact us for upcoming tour dates.


Welcome to Our School

We're excited to welcome students to our North Ridgeville community! Please note, admissions will be processed in the following order:

  1. Current members at other Young Explorers locations
  2. Siblings of current members
  3. Returning members
  4. New members in order of postmarked date of registration payment receipt and successful completion of Director meeting

Ready to put your child's name on the waitlist? Contact us to learn the next steps.

Construction Progress

Follow Along As We Grow!

August 2021


Indoor gym


Back porch

July 2021


April 2021


January 2021


Our People

The Avon Leadership Team

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


Karen S.

I graduated from Bowling Green State University with my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending free time with my kids, visiting museums, and playing board games. Young Explorers does more than just care for and educate children. We celebrate childhood and all the magic in entails!


Ashley W.
Assistant Director

I graduated from Ohio University with my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I love weightlifting and setting new personal records for myself. What I love most about working at Young Explorers is bonding with our children. I love getting to know each and everyone of their unique selves.


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

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 Avon Montessori Programs

Ages Birth-1

Avon Infant Daycare

montessori infant program
Infant Program

Ages 1-2

Avon Toddler Care

montessori toddler program
Toddler Program

Ages 3-4

Avon Preschool

montessori preschool program
Preschool Program

Ages 4-5


montessori pre-k program
Pre-K Program

Ages 5-12

Avon After
School Program

montessori after school program
After School Program

Ages 2 1/2 - 5

Avon Part-Time
Half-Day Daycare

half day daycare program
Village Program

Ages 5-12

Avon 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

Avon Local Information

Prayers From Maria Sunflower Field, Avon, OH. Photo credit:

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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