Happy Hearts Childcare

Early Childhood Education Program in Erie, PA

Our Happy Hearts preschool, an early childhood education program at Barber National Institute provides a state-of-the-art educational experience where all preschool children have the opportunity to learn and grow. Full or part-time preschool enrollment is available based on family preference. 

Happy Hearts Preschool in Erie, PA

Happy Hearts preschool benefits from more than 60 years of experience that the Barber National Institute has as a leader in the field of education. This Keystone Stars Certified program offers a progressive, innovative curriculum that encourages the development of creativity, self-direction, positive peer interactions and communication. Our experience in individualized education allows us to guide each child toward his or her potential. We also have childcare available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Preschool Tuition Information

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Payment of one daily fee entitles the child to a full day of services, from our opening to closing time.  (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • We accept private payment by check, money order or credit card.
  • We accept subsidy from CCIS (Child Care Information Systems of Erie County) and payment from the Office of Children & Youth for Special Purchases.
Happy Hearts Inclusive Preschool

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available for our preschool program. Contact Kathy Bastow at 814-878-4026 for more information on scholarships for our Happy Hearts preschool at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA.

Annual Calendar of Service Days

  • Childcare for preschool-aged students is offered before and after each day of the preschool calendar.
  • Happy Hearts preschool child care is closed on major holidays celebrated by the Barber National Institute.

Meals and Snacks

  • Both breakfast and lunch are provided.
Happy Hearts Preschool

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