"My daughter still brings up her teachers and Little Mouse on a daily basis. She was so well-prepared for kindergarten this year. Thank you for being such a positive light in our lives! You have a wonderful program with great teachers!" - Renee Maley
Hayley recently graduated from the University of Toledo
with a degree in psychology. Her future plans include
the Educational Psychology PhD program at the same
university. She has been working in child care for five
years, and began her training at Sylvania Northview’s
early childhood career technical program.
"My daughter is doing very well in kindergarten and is academically preforming at the top of her class. She is beyond the kindergarten curriculum and is doing first grade math, reading, writing and other work. The Little Mouse Preschool was a great experience for her." - Sara W.
Brandi Holliker - Teacher
Brandi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2011 and has been employed as a preschool teacher since January 2012. Preschoolers are by far her favorite age group to teach. Watching her students explore, grow and thrive
on a day to day basis is a wonderful experience and
she is happy to be teaching at The Little Mouse
Hayley Hoeflinger - Teacher
"Ami Sabin is a caring and devoted teacher who clearly loves her job and it is evident to anyone who enters her classroom. She is creative, energetic and fun for the children to be around. Ami has a wonderful rapport with children and has the ability to connect with her students. These skills allow her to inspire her students, bringing out the best in each of them. She truly makes learning fun! Ami’s ability to manage her classroom is a unique quality. It is impressive to see how she can transform a room full of overexcited pre-school children into quiet, attentive, respectful listeners. The children in her class love to be at school and you can feel the positive energy in her classroom. Ami manages her classroom with an appropriate amount of structure but allows children to explore their individuality within the context of the established curriculum.
I can’t say enough about Ami’s communication skills. She regularly sends home newsletters with pertinent information about themes, skills the children are working on and any other important information. In addition Ami greets parents and children at the door every morning with a smile. As a parent it was hard to leave my children for the first time however, Ami has a true ability to put parents and children at ease because she genuinely cares and it is evident." - Gina & Ray Rachko
"From the first day our daughter started preschool, my husband and I had concerns if Alayna was ready and would be prepared enough for kindergarten next year. Kevin and I felt that Tina Haack truly cared about our daughter's education and helped ease our mind and concerns. It was a huge relief to know that Tina saw the progressions in what Alayna needed to learn and felt confident that Alayna will be successful next year. We are very proud parents to have such a remarkable teacher as Tina Haack. We highly recommend Tina, she is a great teacher." - Angel & Kevin Esplin
"I have seen Tina Haack's genuine love, care and interest in working with children. As an early learning, camp director and extended care teacher, Tina creates activities and lessons that are instructive and geared toward kindergarten readiness, but at the same time, play-based. Her attentiveness to each child shows her compassion and sensitivity to each child's needs. In the 3 year old class, my daughter's favorite lessons have been the "letter of the week" - each week the lessons revolve around one letter from the alphabet. My daughter was always excited to find out which letter they would study next.
As a parent, Tina makes me feel very comfortable and welcomed. She has impeccable communication kills and is very tactful if there is a problem or issue that needs to be addressed regarding a child. Likewise, she is just as warm and friendly with parents as she is with the children. I have observed her at open houses, preschool events and other school functions where she constantly interacts with parents in a cordial manner. I have always felt at ease asking Tina questions or coming to here if there is an issue. Tina Haack is a phenomenal teacher and mentor who takes great pride in her work. Her genuine love for children and education is evident. I highly recommend Tina." - Amy Kasprzak
Katherine Antonelli & Carmen Gil: Classroom Aides
Carolynn Oblizajek: Marketing Specialist
Ami grew up and currently still resides in Sylvania
with her husband and two daughters. She graduated
from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree
in Education (Elementary and Early Childhood
Education). Ami currently holds a license from the
State of Ohio to teach K - 8th grade.
Along with Ami’s education and experience from
raising her own children, teaching at Stepping Stones
(Sylvania) and the Franciscan Academy.
Ami has an overall passion for children’s early
development. She is experienced and well prepared to
provide the skills needed before kindergarten.
Tina is the proud mother of 2 boys and currently
resides in Sylvania with her husband of 20 years. Tina
has worked in the childcare field for over 20
years. Prior to opening The Little Mouse Preschool, Tina
had been at the Franciscan Academy of Lourdes
University in the preschool department.
During her time at the Franciscan Academy, Tina
created a program to help balance a preschooler’s day,
offering education, socialization and play-based
learning. This program became very successful at the
Academy. Tina also successfully developed and ran a
summer camp program at the Academy.
Alongside with her experience in childcare, Tina has a
marketing and education degree, specializing in early
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