Child's Place


Heather's Child's Place

Our number one mission is to provide a safe, loving, caring and educational environment in which your child can grow and learn. 


Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere that fosters each child’s creativity and positive self-image.  At our center we value people: the children in our care, their parents, and our employees. We continually work to earn the trust placed in us.  We strive each day to provide the best possible early childhood educational services for our children.  We encourage not just learning, but also the love of learning!  We provide opportunities for each child to expand their intellectual horizons.


Our center strives each day to meet not just the minimum state regulatory standards, but the national best practices of NYAEYC (New York Association for the Education of Young Children). In fact, the owners of Heather’s Child’s Place are often invited presenters at National Childcare Associations. They both present workshops on developmentally appropriate practices and activities for young children to other teachers, caregivers, and owners of other centers.


We promise to keep our childcare center at the highest level and to protect, educate and inspire your child each day with new and exciting activities.


We at Heather's feel that all our children should have the opportunity to participate in our special programs and feel strongly that no child should be excluded due to the parent's financial means. 


Welcome to Heather's Child's Place

Heather and Joe Conley opened Heather’s Child’s Place in 1981 when Heather sought to create a place to care for her own children as well as others in a caring, supportive environment.


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Heather’s Child’s Place is very proud of our staff.  They are a loving, friendly, caring group of people who put children first.  Our teachers and assistants are trained in Infant/ Child CPR as well as First Aid.  All are required to have 15 or more hours of training per year in many areas of educating and caring for the young child. Staff turn in weekly lesson plans to the co-director for review.

Our staff encourage parents to stay informed through notes, calls, or conferences.  This helps all families to feel comfortable and safe leaving their children with us.  Heather’s Child’s Place also has an open door policy for any parent to be able to drop in at anytime to observe their children’s classrooms either in the room or in the office by monitor.

The Owners

Heather and Joe Conley opened Heather’s Child’s Place in 1981.  After teaching for 9 years in the public school system, Heather wanted a place to care for her own children as well as others. Joe taught school for 35 years before retiring in 2001 and joining Heather’s. 

Betty Ann Samson has a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. She came to us in 1992 after having three children of her own.  She has been head teacher in the two, three, and four year old rooms. Betty Ann was also the Curriculum coordinator for Heather’s.  Her special interest was and continues to be literacy development.  She also introduced sign language to the school after taking two courses.  The children continue to enjoy learning bits and pieces of the language.

Assistant Director

Debbie Sorice was a head teacher for our two year old group.  She started working for Heather’s in 1992 and moved into the office full time in the fall of 2002. She continues to mentor the two year old staff who takes advantage of her experience.

Administrative Assistant

Linda Woody has been a teacher at Heather’s for serveral years and also works as an administrative assistant.  She brings her love of working with children and administrative skills.