Welcome to Hopes & Dreams

We are proud to announce that both of our centers are 4 Star rated through Step Up to Quality! We are an established preschool and childcare with 2 great locations in the Austintown area. We originally opened in 2004 with a vision and passion to educate, love, and take the best care of children while they are away from home, and these still hold true today. Please feel free to browse our website, or give us a call, to see the great things we have to offer you and your child!

Step Up to Quality

Your child is enrolled, or you may be considering enrolling your child, in a learning and development program whose level of quality exceeds Ohio's child care licensing standards.
High quality learning and development program settings are important because early experiences last a lifetime. Your child has 1,892 days from the day they are born until they enter kindergarten. What happens on this journey lays the foundation for success in school and life.
A Step Up To Quality Four-Star rated program means that your child is in a program that meets all requirements for a Three Star program and has chosen to exceed these requirements. Below are some of the ways a Step Up To Quality Rated program can provide increased quality at the Four Star level.
Step Up to Quality— Child Care Center in Austintown, OH
  • Lower staff/child ratios
    Teachers have more time to support your child's individual development and learning. This is important because 90% of brain development occurs by the time your child is 6 years old.
  • The administrator and teachers have higher education qualifications
    The administrator and most teachers have a bachelor's or master's degree and many years experience working with young children. These qualifications benefit your child's development and learning.
  • Teachers use a written plan of activities that covers all areas of development
    The program develops a written, research-based lesson plan that provides opportunities for exploration and learning for your child.
  • The program builds relationships with families
    Families contribute to their child's education plan and share information about their child's progress toward jointly developed learning goals.
  • The program values input from families and the community
    Each year, the program communicates with families and neighborhood organizations about program goals and accomplishments.
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Early Childhood Ohio— child care center in Austintown, OH

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6