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Our mission at Nawny's House is building high-quality bonded relationships through personal care, thoughtfulness, and understanding.


Excellent Quality Infant and Toddler Care


Founders Keith and Paula Smith

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Nawny’s House believes children should be respected and have fun! After all, child development experts agree that young children learn mostly through play. These carefree years are so short, and yet such a very important part of a child’s development. All too soon these little ones will be exposed to a much more rigorous and structured form of learning. Nawny’s House provides a relaxed environment in which children may take part in many activities from day to day that help develop basic skills (communication skills, creativity, letter & number recognition, color & shape recognition, large motor skills, small motor skills, etc.). Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We understand how children learn and develop, and we use this knowledge to meet children where they are in the developmental continuum. We encourage them towards challenging, yet attainable goals. We know that children are active learners, and that through physically interacting with people and materials in their environment, they are literally building neural pathways in their brain. In defining our philosophy, we work from the following foundational truths:

  • Children learn through play and the active manipulation of materials in their environment.

  • Structuring the daily routine provides a balance of both teacher and child directed activities that enhance learning.

  • All children are unique individuals, and as such will grow and respond at their own pace.

  • We believe the early childhood nursery/classroom should be sensitive to these individual differences by providing all children with a rich variety of experiences.

  • We believe that a child's self-esteem is a critical ingredient in the entire education process.

  • We nurture self-esteem through respect and the quality of relationships and adult/child interactions.

  • We structure our environment and program to provide children with successful accomplishments, while still being challenged.


Christian Belief


Nawny's House will expose children to Christian beliefs, prayer, bible songs, books, arts and crafts, and holiday celebrations. However, we in no way ever try to convert or pressure children to conform to any religious beliefs or activities in any way. Regardless, if you are uneasy of the influences of the Christian faith that is represented by Nawny’s House staff, decorations, literature, curriculum, etc. then Nawny’s House may not be the right choice for your child. We respect all religions, beliefs, and cultures and therefore out of respect and for educational purposes we may from time to time include children’s books, arts, crafts and materials about other cultures and religions as well.