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Streetsboro Young Explorers

9281 State Route 43

Streetsboro, Ohio 44241


Monday - Friday

6:30 am - 6:30 pm

(330) 626-3835

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 Streetsboro Team

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

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Nancy Russe

Infant Teacher


I have been working in Child Care programs for the last 12 years! I love to spend time with my family and grandchildren! With my time off you can find me crafting and completing up-cycling projects! I love working with our families and children. Our babies surely know how to put a smile on my face each day!

Deena Quesenberry

Toddler Teacher


I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for twenty years. During my time off I love to Diamond Paint and play games with my family and friends! I love teaching here because the kids always say the funniest things to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Whitney Gemuenden

Director - Streetsboro


I have a school-age daughter Aubrey and preschool son Bentley. I graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Sociology, where I also played Division 1 tennis. I have been a part of Young Explorers for over ten years. I received my International Montessori Teaching Diploma in 2013. I love being able to watch the children learn and grow.

Ashley Dean

Assistant Director


In 2014, I graduated from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I currently live in Twinsburg with my very spoiled puppy Lucy and cat Chase. I like to spend my free time with my friends and family going on new adventures. I have a deep passion for helping children discover and learn through exploring the world around them with their peers and teachers.

Victoria Miller

Preschool Teacher


I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Heidelberg University. I love working with preschoolers because they love learning! I love encouraging them and watching them grow into their own individual people with unique interests and opinions

Amanda Oravec

Preschool Teacher


I have a degree in Educational Studies from Kent State and a diploma from the North American Montessori Center. I love to run and be crafty, in my free time I am known for working on some great DIY projects. Each child makes me smile and I love each of them as if they were my own!

Samantha Kropp

Preschool Teacher


I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University! In my spare time you can find me adventuring to new coffee shops. I love working with my preschoolers because no day is like the last and there are never any dull moments!

Kelly Ream

Preschool Teacher


I have a degree in Early Childhood Development from Columbus State Community College. I have six years of experience in child care. In my spare time I am always finding a new park or organizing playdates for my daughter.


See what parents and children are saying about Young Explorers!

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.

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. Nikki J., Son Jacob, 4 years old

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.

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

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!

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