Welcome to Mt. Joy Early Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Judy Rusnock
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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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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


Meet Our Teaching Team

Valerie H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: There is so much growth that occurs for a child during 12-24 months and I get to help shape the beginning of these wonderful accomplishments for children everyday; all while getting messy and having fun too!

Teaching since: 2008

Colleen S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Ever sinceI was a teenager, I have always enjoyed caring for and interacting with young children. I love to teach because I enjoy interacting with children.

Teaching since: 1994

Teresa R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching the children in my care grow and develop on a daily basis. I love the energy and enthusiasm in our classroom everyday!

Teaching since: 1996

Rose K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching them grow and learn new things about their world.

Teaching since: 2007

Zoraida F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see all the ways children can grow and it is always rewarding when the children learn something from me.

Teaching since: 2015

Diane L.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is a new adventure!

Teaching since: 2006

Tammy S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love children. I love to teach them new things and watching them understand what is being taught; it is so rewarding. I love the bond between teachers and students.

Teaching since: 2000

Odalys A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping children achieve their best. I love sharing new experiences with the children and I enjoy being able to interact with them daily.

Teaching since: 2016

Shannon P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with many different children. I also love to see them develop, grow and succeed.

Teaching since: 2016

Alydia G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love spending time with each child. I also love seeing the children learn new things.

Teaching since: 2016


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.

“We love our director, Judy! She is always so busy keeping the center running smoothly, but she still manages to be available and responsive when we have questions. The center is lucky to have her!”



“All the teachers at Bright Horizons have been outstanding! Our son had a hard time transitioning to the pre-school room. Jessica and Odalys were so patient and instrumental in getting it where he enjoys coming to school again and is excited to see everyone, especially teachers!!”



“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. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“We love Joanne! She's so sweet and supportive. I know my son, Clark, loves too her because he cries when she leaves for the day!”



“Ms. Debbie has the most gentle, nurturing and kind personality and we feel so lucky that she taught/cared for our boys (Harrison and Marshall) during one of the most formative years of their life! Marshall always gives her little snuggles when he arrives each morning, warms my heart!”



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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.

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