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Avon Young Explorers

36692 American Way

Avon, Ohio 44011


Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 6:30 pm


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.

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Our People

Meet the Avon Team

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

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Selina Wilcox

Preschool Teacher


I attended Baker College and studied Early Childhood Education and Development. I have been teaching for over 20 years and still love every single minute of it! I love being outdoors, riding bikes or hanging out at the beach. What I love most about teaching at Young Explorers is building our strong classroom community.

Hannah Geiger

Preschool Teacher


I am continuing my education at the University of Akron by pursing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. I love working with children because of how important the little things are to them. A gentle smile, or a high five goes a long way in the eyes of a child.

Ashley Whitfield

Assistant Director


I graduated from Ohio University with my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I love weight lifting 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.

Karen Silvey

Director - Avon


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!

Caylah Cooke

Toddler Teacher


I am currently pursing my dream and attending school to obtain my Early Childhood Education degree. I love thrift shopping and finding hidden gems at local craft stores! My favorite thing to do with young toddlers is to sing silly songs and to dance with them.

Maddy Griffiths

Infant Teacher


I am attending Ashland University and I am pursing my degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I also enjoy playing soccer and taking nap - just like our babies! My favorite thing about working with babies is watching them grow into their unique self.

Ashley Thoman

Preschool Teacher


I graduated from Bowling Green State University with my Bachelor of Science in Special Education. When I’m not in my classroom, I enjoy spending time at the Metroparks! I love a great hiking trail! My favorite thing about working with preschoolers is watching them grow and develop into little kindergarteners.

Sabrina Auld

Toddler Teacher


I graduated from University of Central Florida with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Outside of Young Explorers, I love DIY Projects! You can always find me on Pinterest searching for a new project to create. I love the wonder and magic that children experience every day.

Liz Guilford

Preschool Teacher


I am continuing my education and pursing my Master’s degree at Kent State University! I consider myself a salsa connoisseur, so when I’m not teaching I’m on the hunt for some great Mexican food. I love teaching preschool at Young Explorers because every day is an adventure.


See what parents and children are saying about Young Explorers!

Colin and Abby Waid, Sons Eric (3 years), Henry, Michael (Infants)

Our three year old has become such an intelligent, social child, in part, because of the influence of the staff at Young Explorers. We are confident that our children are in a safe, caring, and enjoyable environment every day, and we feel fortunate that such a wonderful center is so conveniently located for us.

Jaylene H., Daughter Grace (4), Son Tyler (1)

“Young Explorers has provided an amazing learning environment that is both fun and safe for my children. My son has several life-threatening food allergies, and the staff has bent over backwards to keep him safe. Their careful attention to our special needs has brought me much needed peace of mind when I’m away.”

Ms. Casey K., Sons Matthew (3) and Andrew (1)

Unlike some other day care centers, the teachers here really do “teach”; each class has a set curriculum and the children are challenged each day to learn and grow. In addition, they take pride in keeping the facility clean and organized, not to mention sanitized.

Vicki Anderson G, Daughter Audrey, 5 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.

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