When we opened the doors on June 5th, 2006, the three owners, Marion Eichner, Dayna Horton, and Jennifer Osterman were the only teachers at this brand new school. Beginning with three classrooms, a few children, and a BIG dream, Little House was developed from the ground up. We brought our knowledge, experience, education and love into the school and into our classrooms. The children were challenged and encouraged to become lifelong learners and families were made to feel right at home.
Since then, Little House has blossomed into a school with eight classrooms and our thirty-five teachers! We are currently enrolling children from six weeks through twelves years old and offer full day childcare with a developed preschool program beginning at the age of one! Additionally, children can move straight into a private kindergarten at Little House or recieve busing to and from Mars School. Before and After-School care as well as Summer Camps are offered for school-aged children.
Our team members encourage a positive, loving, family-friendly environment that challenges each and every child, encourages a love for learning and promotes a positive self-image. With each passing year, Little House and its team grows with our children as we play, discover, and learn together.
Jennifer Osterman earned a degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood and a minor in Special Education from Slippery Rock University. Before opening Little House Learning Center, Jen worked as a middle school science teacher at Butler Catholic School. Now, the mother of three children who have passed through Little House's doors, Jen remains as passionate as ever about ensuring Little House creates a family atmosphere where all are welcome!
Dayna Horton earned a degree in Parks and Recreation from SUNY Cortland near Syracuse, New York. Dayna spent many years leading summer recreation programs, working with at-risk youth and teaching in a preschool setting. Known for her kind and calm nature, Dayna is committed to making sure every child is loved and encouraged. Dayna has two daughters of her own who have grown up within Little House and it has become a home away from home in so many ways!