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Classroom Furniture & Materials

Every classroom will be transformed with top of the line, solid maple craftsmanship pieces including tables, chairs, shelves, toys, and every day classroom supplies.

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Big Brave Blocks

Our jumbo blocks will ignite children’s imaginations encouraging learning, social development, movement, and of course fun! Click here to learn more about children’s development through big block fun. 

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Paint

All walls within the school will receive a fresh new coat of paint!

Done

Flooring

Easy to clean vinyl-plank flooring will be installed throughout the school.

Done

Outdoor Play Spaces

Our outdoor play spaces will be rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.

Done

Interior Signage/Artwork

Beautiful artwork, classroom signs, and signs emphasizing our core values will adorn the interior of our school.

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Exterior Signage

New exterior signage will ensure we can’t be missed!

Fall 2022

Digital Signage

Never miss a beat! Our digital displays outside classrooms and in our lobby will keep you up-to-date on weekly curriculum activities, school announcements, events, menus and more!

Fall 2022

Security

We will be installing state-of-the-art security systems at the entrance and throughout our school to keep our children safe and provide parents peace of mind that their children are safe in our care.

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Air Purifiers

Air purifiers using ActivePure Technology® will continuously clean and protect air and surfaces 24 hours a day, reducing 99.96% of airborne SARS-COV-2 viral partials as well as other viral contaminants.

Click here to watch a short video with more information on how this technology protects your child while in our care.

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Interior Renovations

Natural elements true to our brand will be carried throughout the design of our school. Our welcome area will become a warm and inviting space, and even our hallway spaces will receive fun Nest elements!

Fall 2022

The Nest Difference

We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!

Meet Our Team

Victoria Earlenbaugh

In 2002, Victoria Earlenbaugh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Family and Child Development and her Parent and Family Education Certificate from the University of Akron. She started in Early Childcare right after graduation. She has been in the field for fourteen years, beginning her experience working as a lead preschool teacher from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, She opened her own preschool and was the administrator and owner until it closed in 2011. She then started working as Co-Director for a preschool/primary school and stayed until 2013, before spending time with her family. In 2019, she returned to work as an educational aid in a special needs classroom working with autistic children.

Victoria loves this field for so many reasons, such as: getting to observe all of the knowledge that children pick up through everyday play while they interact with others, being able to express creative planning and decision making, and getting to see firsthand how accepting, happy, and loving children are!

Victoria and her family have a home in east Akron! She has four children (one boy and three girls), one grandson, and a big chocolate labradoodle. Her 21-year-old son is a nursing student in college, her 19-year-old daughter just started college this year, her 15-year-old daughter just started high school, and her 7-year-old daughter is a big-time first grader!

A fun fact about Victoria is: She has been zip-lining in Maui!

Victoria’s favorite childhood book is Goodnight Moon because it was her children’s favorite book to read at night so when she read it, it brings back so many memories of them when they were little. We adore Victoria and are so lucky to have her on our team.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Casey Billham

Casey Billham has worked in childcare for ten years, having earned her bachelor’s in early childhood education from Westminster College
and Grades 4 and 5 Generalist Endorsement & Reading Endorsement from Lake Erie College. She is now working towards her Master’s in Education with Lake Erie College.

Casey loves helping children and families learn and grow, so this is the perfect career path for her!

Her husband’s name is William; he is a proofreader and works at a book publishing company! Together, they have two children. Their son is eleven years old, and he loves to play basketball and enjoys skateboarding. Their daughter is four years old and loves to sing and dance. As a family, they enjoy hiking and exploring new places. One of their favorite places to explore is Nelson Ledges. Their family recently went on vacation to Florida where they had the opportunity to swim with Manatees. It was a surreal experience! They are looking forward to planning more adventures like this in the future.

Her favorite books of all time are the Harry Potter series. With all the characters throughout the books it is easy to find one who is relatable. She says that along with the magical tone of the books and fantastical themes make this book timeless. We love having Casey on our team!

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Christie Stemplinski

Christie Stemplinski has been working in early childhood education since 2002 after having earned her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Hiram College.

She is passionate about the growth and development of children and loves being able to witness many “a-ha moments!” She also loves that every single day is different and exciting!

Christie and her dog, Capone, live in Tremont, Ohio. Living close by are her parents in Parma Heights and her brother with his family in Berea. Her other brother lives in Los Angeles!

Christie moved to Ohio from Los Angeles, never having been and without a job! Christie has ended up staying and has made countless memories since.

Christie has two favorite childhood books: Charlotte’s Web and Oh, the Places you’ll go! Charlotte’s Web was her first ever chapter book to read completely on her own. She then went on to read this same book to her school-age classes while she was a teacher.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is a story she still loves to read to this day. She also loves to give this book as a gift to others! Christie believes reading about being a dreamer, a discoverer, an explorer will help you become inspired to become a dreamer, a discoverer, and explorer yourself!

We love having Christie on our team!