About Greenway Early Learning Center, LLC

~ Nature-inspired, Creative Learning and Care for the Whole Child ~

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide children with a quality early childhood education, based on the principles of mindfulness, responsibility and community, and rooted in nature-inspired, creative and purposeful learning experiences.

Our staff of teachers  are committed to providing an excellent learning experience for children in a safe, clean, and welcoming home-like environment. Our center can provide care for up to 35 children complying with Pennsylvania state teacher-student ratios,  We are proud to have a large fenced in yard space and organic gardens with many shade trees. In every season, the children become caretakers of our garden, from seed to table! We implement "green" practices with children daily by using recycled materials, allowing for plenty of fresh air, and bringing nature into our classrooms. Our center also has a Pristine Air Purification Germicidal/Oxidizing System installed, which operates 24/7. 

Our families participate in fun events, including our November Lantern Walk, Holiday Party and Cookie Exchange, Mother's Day Tea Party, Father's Game Day, Parent/Grandparent Guest Readers, Preschool Graduation and more! We also have wonderful programs each month at our school -  music from More Than Music, LLC and movement from Creativity Moves Lehigh Valley.

Through years of collective research, study and practice, we believe that by combining theories from Reggio  and Montessori, we are able to provide your child with a well-rounded and child-centered curriculum, which also aligns with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. Our goal is to encourage a love of learning through exploration and play along with real-world practical life experience.

We believe that children play an important role in the local community and we want our children to enjoy community-based experiences.  Each year, we have a Food Donation Drive to the Whitehall Food Pantry, a Coat/Winter Clothing Drive for The Perfect Fit, and animal supply donations to Peaceable Kingdom. We also look forward to annual fire truck visits from the Whitehall Fire Department!

Greenway Early Learning Center, LLC is fully licensed and certified with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)/ PA Department of Human Services. We are a STARS 1 Facility. Our Center has also supported Early Childhood Education internships through Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Does "Greenway" sound familiar? Our Whitehall location is under new ownership. If you live/work closer to Northampton County, be sure to check out our "sister school," Greenway Creative Learning Center. We are proud to share the same philosophy and spread the message of quality child care in the Lehigh Valley!

Our Team

Hello! My name is Sara, and I am the Owner/Director of Greenway Early Learning Center, LLC. “Greenway” represents so much about my personal life - from spending time in nature, to gardening, the arts, and enjoying the simple joys in life! I’ve earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Cedar Crest College, and have spent many, many rewarding years working in childcare! My baby is now in college, and I fully understand what it is like to balance career and family for so many years. It is an honor to provide quality childcare for working families, and to be able to share what I am most passionate about with our community’s children.

Hello! I’m Holland. I have been teaching at Greenway since 2012. I currently teach Pre-K. Before working at the preschool, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Library Science. I am a mama to two wonderfully wild boys. I love reading, crafting, and going on adventures with my family.

Hello! My name is Alexandria, and I teach Preschool at Greenway! I graduated from NWLSD in 2017, and have worked in childcare since I was a senior in high school. I am taking classes now at Lehigh Carbon Community College to obtain my Associate’s Degree and further my education. I have 3 bunnies and a dog that I care for daily and love deeply. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, and kayaking. I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Hello! My name is Miranda and I teach Spanish at Greenway. I’m currently a Psychology and Spanish student at Moravian College, and am graduating in May 2021! I am very passionate about animals, finding peace within one’s self, acceptance and art. My hobbies include collecting mug and genuine gemstone jewelry.

Hello! I’m Cara. I have been with Greenway since 2013. I am the infant teacher, and twice a week I teach a music and dance enrichment class to Pre-K.  Before moving to Pennsylvania, I spent 15 years teaching dance to a diverse community of students, ranging in age from preschoolers to seniors. I earned my AA in Education in 2013, and I’ve been a member of the National Dance Education Organization since 2018. I have 2 incredibly artistic and expressive sons. We are a theatre family. We love dancing, singing, acting, and storytelling!