Happy Hearts Early Childhood Education Program

Happy Hearts Preschool in Erie, PA

Our Happy Hearts 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. This fully-inclusive program serves typical children and children with identified developmental delays. Full or part-time enrollment is available based on family preference. 

Happy Hearts benefits from more than 60 years 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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 a.m. - 5:30 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 Nina Wolfarth at (814) 878-4080 for more information on scholarships for our Happy Hearts Early Childhood Education Program 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.
  • Full-time day care is available when pre-school is not in session.
  • 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.


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