An Exceptional Learning Environment

Your Child Deserves the Best Environment Possible In Which to Thrive, Learn, and Grow

An Exceptional Learning Environment

An Exceptional Learning Environment

Your Child Deserves the Best Environment Possible In Which to Thrive, Learn, and Grow

Preschool & Daycare Serving Canfield, Columbiana, Leetonia and Salem OH

A 5-Star Quality Rating indicates a seal of excellence

Our 5-Star Quality Care rating is the standard of excellence and it serves as the highest rating possible in the state of Ohio. Every child deserves the very best care possible, and a exceptional recognition of this caliber means you can be confident in your child’s experience.

Carefully Selected and Highly Educated Teachers

Your child learns at the hands of handpicked teachers who have exceptional performance and a strong rapport with the children they guide. You can expect the perfect blend of patience, personality, and know-how in the teachers that coach and guide your child.

Daily Hugs, Personal Connection, And All the Warmth of Home

Children receive daily hugs, spend time sitting on laps, and get loads of personal attention, especially on those days when they need it most. Nurturing and warm, this home-away-from-home creates a positive and lasting sense of security in your child.

Children have daily Meaningful Play with fun and exciting themes

No “cookie-cutter” curriculum here! Their sense of wonder guides your child. If the circus is in town, they participate in a circus-themed play. Imagine igloos made of milk jugs or perhaps a police office wholly recreated in the classroom, on any given day.

ESSENTIALs Like Diapers and Sunscreen Make Your Life easier

Your child receives diapers, wipes, formula, and sunscreen at no extra cost to you. The center is the only daycare in the region to offer perks like this!  The aim is to be of service to the community and to take the burden off of you.

All-Inclusive Enrichment Including Spanish, Yoga, Art and Gardening

Teachers have a commitment when it comes to giving your child a well-rounded and exciting education, full of fun learning opportunities. They practice Spanish and do Yoga daily, garden weekly, and partake in dance and various art projects, all with no additional fees.

Fresh, Homemade, Hot Food, Cooked from Scratch

Many commercially prepared foods are high in fat, salt, and sugar. Your child enjoys food prepared from scratch, full of whole grains and vegetables so that you know the ingredients that go into their food. Exceptional quality of healthy and delicious food comes at no extra cost to you.

Stay in Touch with Your Child’s Day-to-Day with Brightwheel™ Parents App

Stay informed of your child’s health and well-being with the high-tech parent communication app, Brightwheel™.  Get real-time updates and fun pictures of your child’s day-to-day, such as a cute picture of artwork right after they create it!
Leslie Schreiber
President & CEO

our founder

My name is Leslie Schreiber. I am a mother of 3 girls, ages 24, 23 and 12. I just recently became a grandmother as well, which has been very exciting for me.

I have been married to my husband Jeff for 11 years. I raised my two older girls as a single parent for many years. During that time I worked two jobs and attended college classes. I finally received my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and then went on to receive a Bachelor degree from the University of Cincinnati in Early Childhood Education, specializing in children ages 0-5. I Absolutely LOVE working with children.

I have worked for several companies as a teacher of young children. I finally discovered that I was saddened by the lack of enthusiasm I saw in many of the staff members I worked with, so I decided to open my own center – where I could hire staff who are passionate about serving young children. I wanted to open a place where all children were treated with respect and love. Now we are fortunate to have 4 locations with wonderful and loving staff.

admin staff

Kirsten Mariotti

Kirsten Mariotti
​Executive Administrator

I’ve been with Small Wonders since August of 2011, not long after Leslie opened the first location. I graduated from YSU with a PreKindergarten degree, and have also furthered my education by taking online classes through the University of Cincinnati. I love seeing the children grow and change through their years with us, especially the ones that start as a baby and leave for kindergarten. I also love to see when them years later after they have grown up, to see the great people they have become. Outside of work, my family and I like to spend time boating and four-wheeling. I also coach elementary school cheerleading.
Bridget Russell

Bridget Russell
Human Resources

I work as the Human Resource Manager and liaison to the owner of Small Wonders Discovery and Learning Center. I am always looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, nurturing and professional educators to join our team! My goal is to maintain staff retention while fulfilling company staffing needs. I strive to create a work/life balance for all employees. As a role model to Small Wonders, I am devoted to create a positive culture in the workplace where people encourage each other, work as a team, and never want to leave Small Wonders. I LOVE SMALL WONDERS!
Danyell Smith

Danyell Smith
Educational Supervisor

I’ve been with Small Wonders since October of 2016. I started as a floater in our Greenford location, moved on to assistant teacher, and now I am the Educational Specialist. I attended classes to receive my CDA through the University of Cincinnati, and have also furthered my education by taking online training classes. I love seeing the children grow and learn through their years with us, especially the ones that start as an infant and leave for kindergarten. Outside of work, my family and I like to spend time with our horses and camping. I love Small Wonders and the opportunities given to me.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

PARENT reviews

"We couldn't ask for more!"

We couldn't ask for more! My daughter has been at Small Wonders Greenford since she was 6 weeks old. All of the staff go above and beyond to care and love on her. She has learned so much while there...both socially and cognitively. Any concerns we ever had (which were few) were promptly addressed by the owner and administrator. We honestly can't say enough good about this daycare facility.

Cindy W
"All of the teachers are so kind!"

We are so pleased with Small Wonders Discovery and Learning Center. All of the teachers are so kind and truly care about the children they are instructing both academically and personally. Their flexible hours give us peace of mind that our children are safe, and well taken care of during our busy work day. I would highly recommend Small Wonders Discovery and Learning Center to anyone with children.

Traci K
"We don't know what we would do with out them!"

My kids have been with small wonders for over 5 years and we're just like family. We don't know what we would do with out them!

Jennifer M

Our Programs

6 weeks to 18 months
18 months to 3 years
3 – 5 years
5 – 12 years