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Sandy Detweiler

Owner/Prekindergarten Teacher

I am the owner of Explore and Learn Childcare and Learning Center. I also teach the Pre-K classroom.  Ever since the age of 12 years old I have enjoyed working with children. I started babysitting for neighbors, helping with younger classes during Sunday School and volunteering in the nursery. I attended Bloomsburg University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I taught for several years before I started a family of my own. I am currently raising three teenage boys with my husband and loving every minute of it. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to provide a safe, enriching environment for your child during their early developmental years.

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Diane Gerstenfeld

Director/Preschool Teacher

Hi! My name is Diane and I am the Director here at Explore and Learn Childcare and Learning Center. I have 15 years experience directing and managing programs in the early childhood field.  I started my career after graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood, in my hometown of West Chester. There, I grew from a 3 year old head teacher to a director of a center, and then to the executive director of 2 sites within 5 years. I moved out to the area about 9 years ago to continue my love of teaching children, and have been the director at this site for the last 9 years.
 

I have a four year old daughter who currently attends the center with me each day and loves it here! It is great to know that my daughter is learning and growing to her best abilities while having fun, as she loves each and every teacher in this building! During my free time, I love relaxing with my family and friends around the pool or listening to my favorite 92.5 XTU country station. I am excited to begin this school year and watch how the children will grow.

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Ms. Casey

Assistant Pre-K Teacher

My name is Ms. Casey and I have been with Explore and Learn since June 2021. I live in Tylersport with my fiancé and our two energetic boys. Before joining the Explore and Learn family, I was a front-end supervisor at a local grocery store. I love doing crafts and there is no such thing as owning too much stationary! My passions, besides crafting, are spending time with my kids, cooking, deal hunting and practically living at target! I am excited to learn and grow with the PreK class this year!

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Ms. Zoe

Assistant Teacher

My name is Ms. Zoe and I am an assistant teacher here at Explore and Learn. I’ve spent many years working with children and I absolutely love it! I am very excited to start a new school year here and cannot wait to watch them grow. When I am not working, you can find me watching musicals, traveling, and spending time with my family.

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Ms. Katie

Older Toddler Teacher

My name is Katie and I am the two year old teacher at Explore and Learn. I graduated from Lock Haven University in 2003 with my degree in Elementary Education. I have almost 20 years of experience working with children. I have worked with all ages and was even the director of a center: I love watching children grown and develop! My husband and I have two kids, Owen and Abby, who keep us busy! Owen is always creating and building while Abby is always doing art and singing! In my free time I like to spend time with my family, craft and shop at Target!

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Ms. Jennifer

Young Toddler Teacher

My name is Ms. Jennifer, and I am excited to serve as the head teacher in the young toddler group here at Explore and Learn Childcare and Learning Center!  I have always enjoyed working with children, and have spent over 25 years working in childcare and education.  I have worked with children of all ages, but I especially enjoy working with infants and young toddlers.  I am a mother of three wonderful children, and I draw from my experiences with them, as well as the knowledge from earning my CDA credential.  I strive to create an environment that is nurturing, educational, and fun.  In my free time, I love to spend quality time with my family. I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching movies, and quiet walks in the park.  When inspiration strikes, I also enjoy writing poetry and drawing.

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Ms. Janine

Assistant Teacher

Hi! My name is Miss Janine, aka “Neen”. I have been here at Explore and Learn for almost 4 years, and have been in the childcare field for almost 20 years.  I have worked with all age groups, and have recently completed the CDA course to expand on my many badges. When I’m not here with the kids, you may find me at a car show or out in my garden.  If you can’t find me during football season, chances are I am glued to my couch. I absolutely love working with children and listening to their laughter.  I am excited about another school year and look forward to making some more wonderful memories!!!

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Mr. Mike

Summer Camp Teacher

Hi! I am Mr. Mike and I have been working seasonally at Explore and Learn since 2018. I graduated from Pennridge High School and I am currently attending Bloomsburg University. I am majoring in Education and I enjoy working with the kids each summer. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball and volleyball.  

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Ms. Nori

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello. My name is Nori Jacobson and for over 25 years, I have dedicated my life to children, both professionally and personally.
 

My daughter, Rebecca, is a recent graduate of West Chester University and my son, Zachary, is a sophomore at Temple University. To say “I’m proud” is an understatement. Spending time with family, binge watching TV shows, cooking, exercising, biking, and spending time with my boyfriend, Josh, are what I enjoy doing when I am not in the classroom. Teaching and inspiring children is my passion. I look forward to each day and the new, exciting challenges that await me.

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