Where Kids Get
Ready For school

With Play-Based Learning
& Kind, Nurturing Teachers

Where Kids Get
Ready For school

With Play-Based Learning
& Kind, Nurturing Teachers

Pre-K 2 | 3 - 5 Years | Serving Defiance & Van Wert, OH

A Safe, Loving Environment For Your Peace Of Mind

A Safe, Loving Environment For Your Peace Of Mind

Know that your child spends their days with attentive, CPR-certified teachers behind restricted access doors and well-built fences, all under the watchful eye of modern security cameras. Their well-being is a top priority, always.

Play-Filled Days Of Active Discovery Foster Learning

Your child learns by doing in an environment that encourages active discovery through guided hands-on lessons and free playtime to explore their interests. Play-based learning boosts their cognitive skills, communication, and creativity.
Play-Filled Days Of Active Discovery Foster Learning
Social-Emotional Learning For Kindness, Respect, & More

Social-Emotional Learning For Kindness, Respect, & More

Teachers model empathy, respect, kindness, and responsibility while also helping your child identify and self-regulate their emotions. Your pre-kindergartener learns to make friends, resolve conflicts, and become a trusted peer and well-mannered classroom citizen.

Highly-Trained Teachers Support Your Child’s Learning Journey

Your child’s teachers are the highest-educated in Defiance County. 95% of lead teachers hold a Child Development Associate® or higher, and 100% of assistants are Career Pathways Level 2 certified or better, so you know they learn from the best.
Highly-Trained Teachers Support Your Child’s Learning Journey
Better-Than-Mandated Class Ratios For Personal Attention

Better-Than-Mandated Class Ratios For Personal Attention

With class ratios that stay at least one under the state licensing requirements, your child learns in a small group where their teachers genuinely know them. Teachers tailor activities to your child’s strengths, needs, and interests to help them excel.

Well-Rounded Curricula That Build Cognitive Foundations

Teachers use the trusted Learning Beyond Paper™ curriculum plus engaging STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities to stimulate early academics and critical thinking. A Montessori- and Forest School-inspired environment allows your child to learn at their own pace.
Well-Rounded Curricula That Build Cognitive Foundations

Your Whole Family Feels Welcome With Festive Events & Seasonal Celebrations!

All-Inclusive Enrichments Like Yoga, Art, & More

All-Inclusive Enrichments Like Yoga, Art, & More

Your child’s horizons get broader every day with all-inclusive enrichments like yoga, art, music, dance, and gardening. Watch your little one’s knowledge grow and confidence soar as they discover the world around them and express themselves in brand-new ways.

Spacious Playgrounds For All-Season Outdoor Play

Your child goes outdoors for fresh air and exercise on a large, age-level playground where they romp and play with friends year-round. They build resilience and stamina while boosting muscle growth and gross motor skill development.
Exciting Trips & Visitors Bring New Experiences

Exciting Trips & Visitors Bring New Experiences

Field trips to the fire department, zoo, apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and the COSI museum show your child the world outside their doors. Visitors bring excitement, too, like the petting zoo, dance instructor, environmental specialist, or Dino-School social-emotional educators.

Fresh, Healthy Meals & Snacks Included In Tuition

Never worry about packing food because your child’s tuition includes tasty, nutritious daily breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. All meals meet or exceed state and federal CACFP standards, and a dedicated cook prepares everything fresh and accounts for allergies and sensitivities.
Fresh, Healthy Meals & Snacks Included In Tuition
Support & Communication For A Strong Home-School Connection

Support & Communication For A Strong Home-School Connection

Teachers communicate with you daily through the free, handy Procare® app, which integrates with Learning Beyond Paper™ so you can see all your child’s activities and milestones. Parenting courses and onsite therapies for referred children further support your family’s needs.

Sanitization & Air Purification To Help Protect Their Health

Staff clean and sanitize your child’s classroom and common areas daily with the help of electrostatic sprayers that zap germs in every nook and cranny. Air purifiers continuously remove harmful particles, irritants, and allergens to protect your child’s little lungs.
Sanitization & Air Purification To Help Protect Their Health

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"I highly recommend Heather's Day Care!!"
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All 3 of my children go there & we got from age 1 to age 7 & they all absolutely love it !! Heather's showed me that not all day cares are the same ! They are very good with all the kids I see there. The staff treats them all as their own ♡♡♡ Heather and Dave run a amazing day care for sure!

- Samantha Bartley

"They are seriously the best!!"
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Heather, Dave and all of the teachers are absolutely wonderful! I know my daughter is in great hands whenever she is there! Heather and Dave made it possible for the centers to have a bus to be able to take the kiddos on some awesome field trips and activities!

- Taylor LaCourse

"If I could give them 10 Stars I would!!"
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This place has been the best place I could ever have hoped for. My son has been going since he was three weeks old and he is almost 3! I would never pick anybody else to care for my son but Heather's Day Care. Heather has made sure to go out of her way to hire only the best staff!

- Jen Hostutler

"Loves the teachers, friends and activities!!"
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I've been using Heather's Day Care on Jefferson for about 6 months now. I have to say, I am very impressed and satisfied with the care and effort that is put into each child there. All of the staff are always so very friendly, and awesome with the kids. But, most importantly, my Daughter Loves it there!

- Zachary Haller

"Heathers daycare it’s a second family!!"
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Our family is forever grateful to have found Heathers Daycare after a bad first time experience elsewhere. We saw growth in our sons educational and communication within two weeks. All staff members are so caring and compassionate with each child!

- Kelsey Stites

"Thank u for taking so good care of my kids!!"
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I love this place for my kids to be at. My kids love it. I am proud to say that my kids go there. Never had a problem with them. They are all wonderful to my kids and to me. I don’t trust well when it comes to my kids. I can really trust Heather’s Day Care!

- Krystle Phillips

"They give your kids the best experience!!"
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A comfortable atmosphere with a very trustworthy staff. They give their full attention to the care of the kids. They keep your kids engaged in activities that help their development, ensure they’re properly fed by their kitchen staff or food you bring from home!

- Adam Hernesman

"They are always doing such fun activities!!"
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When our son first started attending they fit him in and quickly made him feel like he was right at home. They are always doing such fun activities and working with him and teaching him the age appropriate activities he needs to learn!! Such friendly staff and a great communication system in place that shows the leadership I want my child to be a part of!

- Daisy Moening

"Thank you Heather's Day Care!!"
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My child didn’t start daycare until she was three years old. At that time she attended the Hopkins center. They’re energetic energy and positivity attitudes are everything. So very blessed to have Heathers daycare and all their staff in our kids’ life!

- Angelica Tapia

"We love you HDC!!"
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A huge shoutout and a big thank you to them for every boo-boo fix, high five, nose wipe, back pat at nap times, feeding their bellies, filling their souls, expanding their minds and most importantly, giving them the love and care I see them light up with every single day!

- Amber Barnett

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