Small Steps Learning Center Youngstown/Latrobe
Welcome to Small Steps Learning Center, an NHS Preschool and Childcare Center in Youngstown, PA! We opened our doors in 2015, and we are excited to share information about our services. Small Steps Learning Center Youngstown/Latrobe was awarded in August 2016 with a Keystone STARS 1 (Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania). Our highly-skilled staff are trained in many areas including how to effectively work with students with special needs. Students are taught using the Creative Curriculum Model. If you have any questions about our program, please contact us at 724.532.2302.
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NOV 25, 2016 - Black Friday Drop-Off Care @Small Steps Youngstown
Are you planning to go shopping, but are worried about who will care for your child? Small Steps Youngstown offers a one day only, special rate for children ages 6 months - 5 years!
November 25, 2016 | 6:30 am - 5:30 pm | $45/Day
One Day Only / Limited Space
Call today to reserve your spot by 11/23!
- 724-532-2302 -
421 Main St, Latrobe, PA 15650
(Behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church)
Join Us for Open House and Tour of the Small Steps Learning Center
The first NHS Preschool Receives Full Licensure
Executive Vice President of the NHS Schools, Karen Markle, states, "We are very excited to open this preschool, and look forward to providing our students with an education that will prepare them for kindergarten. We will also support families in fostering a learning environment outside of the classroom as a result of our highly engaged and creative curriculum that models best practices. I am extremely proud of our team, including Executive Director Heather Tustin and Operations/ Development Specialist Cori Shepler who spent tireless hours preparing for the inspection. We look forward to replicating the Preschool program across more NHS Schools throughout 2015 and 2016!"
The teachers, Miss Becca, and Miss Maria are wonderful! They have the necessary skills and education to work at the daycare, but most of all, they have caring hearts who want the best for our children just as much as we do as parents. Educationally, Small Steps has done wonders for my son! What is being taught at home is carried over into the daycare, and what they teach my son I carry over at home. They try their best to work with the parents. Everything the staff does with the children is educational; this is obvious by the knowledge my son has gained over the past month since he first began going.
What attracted me at first to Small Steps was the setup of the daycare and all of the different activities and toys they have available to the kids. Once my son began going, the caring attitudes of all of the staff was what made the transition much easier than other daycares we have tried. I plan to keep my son enrolled until they tell me he can no longer attend. I have nothing but positive things to say about Small Steps, and I promise, if you contact them, it will be one of the best decisions you can make for your child(ren). - Kayla Watt, parent
School Address: 425 Main Street, Youngstown, PA 15696 (behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church) (GPS location: 421 Main St., Latrobe, PA 15650)
School Phone Number: 724-532-2302
Education and Autism Services Administration Office Number: 724-532-2302
Name: Carrie Airhart | Title: Director
Name: Maria Beluschok | Title: Teacher Assistant
Biography: My name is Maria and I am proud to work at Small Steps Learning Center, where we have the most amazing children! I was born in Venezuela, South America, and have been living in the United States for about seven years. Speaking two languages (Spanish & English) allows me to incorporate them both in my class. I love that I get to use my degree in graphic design and get creative and playful with our kids! I have been working with infants and toddlers for six years. I am married to Jason, who loves restoring antique tractors and cars. We recently adopted two beautiful cats named Jenny and Grace. I enjoy exercising, traveling, and gardening in my free time.