SmartKids Child Care & Learning Center in Meadowlands, PA
SmartKids Child Care & Learning Center is committed to providing children with quality early learning. Our location in the Meadowlands area of Washington, PA is filled with a certified, educated staff trained to serve children from six weeks through 12 years of age. We offer child care, preschool, Pre-K, before- and after-school programs and summer programs. With our learning centers, outdoor play area and enrichment programs , we encourage children to learn about nature and the world around them and to explore their interests. Unlike most other child care centers, we have extended hours until 8 p.m., and we are a Keystone 4-STAR rated center!
Smart Kids Child Care & Learning Center
340 Meadowlands Blvd | Washington, PA 15301
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Renee Heckler, Director
My name is Renee Heckler and I have been a Director for SmartKids for 11 years, first at the Houston center for 6 years and currently at the Meadowlands location for 4 years. Prior to my employment with SmartKids, I worked for a Corporate Early Education Program in New Jersey for 14 years as a Director, Regional Trainer and Assistant District Manager before relocating back to Western Pa. In addition, I taught preschool for 2 years on a Navy base in La Maddalena, Italy as well as substitute teaching in various school districts. I graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Education and earned Director Credentials in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I continue to further my education through graduate courses and Professional Development trainings.
My husband Bill and I have 2 children, Mathew and Kaytlin and we live in Rostraver Township. As a former military wife, I have had much opportunity to travel to various places and experience different cultures. I enjoy camping, hiking, cooking, reading and spending time with my family. I am a member of our church choir, drama ministry and have been a junior church leader in addition to supporting both our local and nationwide mission projects the past 12 years.
If you would like to know more about our program at the Meadowlands location, we invite you to call us at 724-746-1281 (click to call) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to schedule a tour!
Sabrina Beck, Assistant Director
My name is Sabrina Beck and I have been the Assistant Director at the Meadowlands Center since September 2014. I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Master’s of Education in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. I have worked for both privately owned and corporate-owned child care centers prior to my employment with SmartKids. I also taught middle school and high school math for three years before joining the SmartKids family.
Through continuing education and trainings I have earned my Director’s Credentials in Pennsylvania and have been certified as an Early Childhood Health Care Consultant. I am continuing to work on my School Age Credentials as well.
During the day at SmartKids I can be found anywhere from driving the bus and vans transporting children to and from school, in any of our seven classrooms, in the kitchen preparing snacks, in the office catching up on paperwork, or talking with our families and children.
My husband Jeremy and I live in Houston with our two cats and are expecting our first child, a son, in February. I enjoy playing board games, math and word puzzles, spending time with my family, and reading. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn new things, things that they never thought were possible. Every day is a new beginning with each child in our care and it is very rewarding to watch them grow!