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"Teach a child in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it"

-Proverbs 22:6

Plant Nursery

Meet the dIRECTOR



Owner & Director, Venera, grew up in Deep River, CT and has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education professionally for the past 10+ years. Venera earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Psychology and went on to teach Preschool upon graduating from Eastern CT State University. 


Venera's passion for teaching and creating curriculum led her to become the Director of Christian Child Care Center in Branford, CT. Her dream has always been to own a Bible-based Preschool in the tri-town area. In Fall of 2022, that dream

became a reality when she opened Hope Preschool!

Meet The Teachers


Tina Moore

Head Teacher, Ms. Tina, has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2013. She holds her Master's Degree in Elementary Education; and has been blessed with the ability to work with students of all age groups. 

Ms. Tina loves being able to witness the growth of a child throughout the span of the academic year!

Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 


Payton Howser

Ms. Payton has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for five years, three of those years she has been a Preschool teacher. She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Child Studies.


She has always loved working with children because of how rewarding it is; seeing a child succeed and reach their fullest potential is one of the best feelings to her! Payton's go-to Bible verse comes from

Matthew 19:26 "With God, all things are possible."


Susan Skaanning

Ms. Susan has been working within the field of ECE since 2008; she holds an Associate's degree in

Early Childhood Education.

She loves to be able to come alongside each child and help them learn new things for themselves and further their understanding of various concepts. Ms. Susan's favorite Bible verse is Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believe."


Heidi Reardon

Ms. Heidi has been working in the field of Early Childhood for the past 19 years; she earned her Bachelor's degree in Business. 

Ms. Heidi loves seeing the smiles on the children's faces and hearing the excitement in their voice when they tell a story or learn new things! Her go-to Bible verse is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should have eternal life." 

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