It is our goal to support children’s desire to be lifelong learners, in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

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ENROLL FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Preschool & Mom’s Day Out

Hearts & Minds Early Childhood Program

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Collection Week is Nov. 12th-19th

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Operation Christmas Child

Hearts & Minds is designed to provide a well-balanced readiness experience for each child as they grow to each stage of development. Our joy and love for Jesus shines as we provide a program where children can learn, explore and discover their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience, which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children’s desire to be life-long learners in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

Our Programs

Mom's Day Out

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Preschool

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High Five

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FALL SCHEDULE

 

September 4, 2018 – May 17, 2019
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (half day options)


Mom’s Day Out:

$19.00/session

(Under Age 2)

$17.50/session

(Above Age 2)

Preschool:

3 year old class $95/month

4 year old class $121/month

 

High 5:

$175.00/month

TESTIMONIALS

STAFF

  • Amy Turpen

    Associate Director of Curriculum

  • Deb Schuiteman

    Program Director

  • Inessa Wilcox

    Front Desk Manager

  • Toni Smith

    Associate Director

Amy Turpen

Associate Director of Curriculum

About Amy
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, from water skiing, to hiking and evening a little basketball in our driveway.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO EACH TIME YOU COME TO WORK AT HEARTS & MINDS?

Each day I walk in the doors of Hearts & Minds Christ’s love is felt.  It’s through a smile, a high five, even a hug…love surrounds you in this place.

HOW WOULD YOUR BEST FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU?

My friends would describe me as loyal, some what stubborn, and always up for an adventure.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

My husband, Blake and I were married in 2000 and currently live in Gretna.  Over time we have grown from a family of 2 to a family of 6.  Sarah, Abby, Libby and Bryce, are a crazy crew who keep us busy.  We also have a sweet Golden Retriever named Oz.  In the good seasons and in the not so good seasons, we always wear our Husker Red, our KC Royal Blue and our Gretna Dragon Green.

Deb Schuiteman

Program Director

About Deb
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

I love watching my kids in their sports or activities.  I like to decorate or shop for decorations!  I enjoy catching up with friends.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO EACH TIME YOU COME TO WORK AT HEARTS & MINDS?

I love coming to work and catching up with all the families- building relationships and seeing relationships built in the H&M community.  Course the giggles, smiles, and hugs from the kiddos certainly warms the heart!  Love being able to be a touch point in their lives where we can make a difference.

HOW WOULD YOUR BEST FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU?

Loyal, caring, determined, and bubbly.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

My husband Todd and I have two boys, Brayden and Jackson.  We enjoy a good movie, watching sports (go Vikings and Huskers!), finding new restaurants and lets not forget ice cream!

Inessa Wilcox

Front Desk Manager

About Inessa
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

I love to read.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO EACH TIME YOU COME TO WORK AT HEARTS & MINDS?

Meeting and talking to the parents and kids, catching up about life.

HOW WOULD YOUR BEST FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU?

Direct, giving, crazy obsessive about good food.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

Married to my awesome man, Rob, for almost 13 years. We have two girls, 7 and 5. Moved for a job from KC and are loving the Omaha area. We have been part of Westwood church for 3 years now and involved with Hearts & Minds for the past 2 years. Our youngest has attended MDO and Preschool for the last two years. It will be a sad day when she goes to Kindergarten and I can not just stop by to give her a hug.

Toni Smith

Associate Director

About Toni
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

We keep pretty busy but I do enjoy watching a good movie, catching up with friends, golfing, playing board games and watching sports.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO EACH TIME YOU COME TO WORK AT HEARTS & MINDS?

I love to hear giggles and see all the sweet smiles that come in each morning and being able to connect with all the families that attend our program. Getting to work with such an amazing team of people and sharing in their lives.

HOW WOULD YOUR BEST FRIEND DESCRIBE YOU?

They would say I love to laugh. They would also tell you that I care deeply about others and always willing to help.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

I am married to my husband Doug and we have 3 kids Cole, Addison and Kinsley.  My kids are busy with sports and we love chasing them around to each of their events. We are also huge Denver Bronco and Husker fans! We have one pet, a hedgehog named Penelope.

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