Welcome to The Smucker Child Development Center

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 330-684-8560

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Taylor S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: No day on the job is ever the same.

Teaching since: 2009

Amanda F.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I am inspired by the blossoming personalities of children and how they learn about their world.

Teaching since: 2014

Cynthia T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is so exciting to watch children as they grow and develop!

Teaching since: 2002

Courtney F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I have the opportunity to see children growing and discovering their world.

Teaching since: 2015

Tiffany M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is a joy to watch children as they grow and learn.

Teaching since: 2015

Danielle H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """I like to help open children's eyes to a world of creativity."""

Teaching since: 2003

Kristine C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """I love to see the excitement of learning something new on children's faces!"""

Teaching since: 1998

Kaila B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """It makes a difference in the world."""

Teaching since: 2009

Morgan S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: The first four years of a child's life pave the way for the next eighty.

Teaching since: 2011

Serena D.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """It is fulfilling to see the outcomes of all that the children are learning."""

Teaching since: 2012

Susan P.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: """I feel such a need to share love and education with young children. It's important."""

Teaching since: 1988

Rachel H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """I love to see the way a child's eyes light up when they figure out something new."""

Teaching since: 2012

Jamie S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: """I love to watch the children grow and learn through different life stages."""

Teaching since: 2012

Kristi W.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love to interact and be around children. I love to see their innocence and joy.

Teaching since: 2011

Janet D.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I have always enjoyed watching neurons attach while children learn.

Teaching since: 1992

Jody S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: """I enjoy nurturing children and watching them discover new things each day."""

Teaching since: 1992

Emelie C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: """I have the ability to watch children learn and grow right before my eyes."""

Teaching since: 2014

Ashlee H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children learn, grow, and experiment with new ideas and seeing their excitement throughout their learning experience.

Teaching since: 2016

Megan K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love spending time with the children and learning about their unique personalities.

Teaching since: 2016

Jayme P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: """I am able to watch a child's imagination and creativity grow. Everyday is a unique and new day with children."""

Teaching since: 2012

Jessica S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: """I am able to see the unique personalities of all of the children in our care and I can make their day as wonderful as possible."""

Teaching since: 2017

Karen H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: """I am able to be at the beginning of their educational journey to help establish their love of learning."" "

Teaching since: 2012

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”

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Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

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Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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