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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!

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.

Ms. Amy Gentile, Daughter Paige, 2 years old

The teachers and the facilities are outstanding. One of the things that she loves most is playing in the gym and sliding down the large spiral slide. She learns so much and that she gets to interact with children her own age. We also almost didn’t look at Young Explorers because we assumed we couldn’t afford it, but we are so glad we decided to!

Colleen D., Daughter Hailey, 2 years old

Since being with Young Explorers the kids have flourished socially, academically and creatively! The family atmosphere that YE provides makes it so easy to drop the kids off. They (as well as I) have formed some great relationships with the teachers, kids and other Young Explorer’s families that I know will continue well beyond our years here!

Megan H., Daughter Elise, 2 year 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.

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