Lollipop Room

The Lollipop Room is a full time preschool classroom with ages ranging from 3 to 5 years old.

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Curriculum

The Lollipop room is designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of children 3-5 years of age. We offer open-ended, age appropriate activities and encourage the children to explore the environment at their own pace and interest level. The classroom environment is designed to be an inviting, home-like space where the children can interact with and explore hands-on, real life materials.

The curriculum is based on children’s interests and fosters the mind, body and spirit of each child. Our teaching team plans activities through observation, communication and conversations with the children. Classroom interests may range from an individual idea or from the group as a whole. Because the environment and curriculum are based upon the children’s interests and/or developmental needs, specific classroom areas may be altered in order to meet those needs.

Teaching Philosophy

We help your child have great time learning through play, exploration, and experimentation in the Lollipop Room. Mistakes and messes make these experiences more rich and educational. Please send your child in loose, comfortable play clothes. This promotes their independence and sets them up for success in any given situation that may arise. Additional information can be found in our Parent Packet at the bottom of this page.

Lollipop Teachers

Ashley Hoeller

Lollipop Room Assistant Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    June 2017
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    Barbies
What do you love most about working with children?

I love being able to watch children grow and develop through my work and theirs as well. It's such an amazing feeling when a child accomplishes something. Not only do they feel good about themselves but I feel so proud that I get to expereince it with them. There's no better feeling than watching your thoughts and ideas come alive through your students in your classroom. I couldn't imagine doing anything else!

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Throughout my experience of working with children I have been complimented most on how involved and silly I get with children. Every child is different, and sometimes getting really silly and out of your comfort zone is the best way! Like Robert John Meehan said, "Teaching children is an accomplishment, getting children excited about learning is an achievement."

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I love going on adventure date nights with my boyfriend Alex. We love trying new restaurants, hiking, traveling, cooking, and of course relaxing. I enjoy spening time with my family and friends and spending time with my puppy neice, Emi!

Vanessa Hiltner

Rainbow Room Assistant Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    June 2010
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    Spy Gear
What do you love most about working with children?

I love to see the growth that takes place over time in children! At this age they are learning so many skills so fast from social-emotional skills to academics. One of my favorite activities to do with children is read to them. I love seeing their faces light up from laughter or intrigue from the book's pages and words.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

I am complimented most about my creative activities with children. I am try to be a co-player with the children in their learning. This might be through asking open-ended questions or helping them discovery their hidden potential in a new activity they have never tried. With these creative activities I engage children in play while also unlocking their strengths they didn't know they had.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I am mentor and leader in my church. I love to cook, exercise, explore new places in Columbus and/or Ohio, and hang out with friends.

Ashley Worch

Lollipop Room Assistant Teacher


  • Joined NBCC:
    TBD
  • Favorite Toy Growing Up:
    TBA
What do you love most about working with children?

Please ask.

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Please ask.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Please ask.

Home Toys

Children are welcome to bring ONE toy from home every Monday, after the weekends. We have found that by limiting home toys to just one day, children spend more time exploring the materials in the classroom. Books and puzzles are the exception to this rule. Children are allowed to bring a book OR puzzle in any day of the week. We ask that you limit books and puzzles to one at a time. Please make sure that any books or toys brought from home are labeled with their name. We also ask that when bringing in home toys you refrain from toys with many small parts, these are easier to swallow for younger children and are easier to lose.

Non-Nappers

Non-Nappers is a program for children 4 and over who have outgrown their nap. Resting is a requirement for all children. If your child is a non-napper, he/she will rest quietly on their cot from 12:45-2 PM and then go to another room to do quiet activities from 2-3 PM. Children who fall asleep will not be awakened to go to non-nappers and will be allowed to sleep until 3 PM.

Adventures in Lollipop land!

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Dry-Erase Boards

These whiteboards provide a brief summary of what the Lollipops do in the classroom each day and through naptimes. They are located next to the door on the shelf above coat hooks.

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Shutterfly App

Often our Lollipops are doing adorable things as they learn and grow. We love sharing photos of those experiences. Our families can join our secure Shutterfly stream to view the photos.

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Information Packet

Our Lollipop information packet provides all of the necessary material you need to know about our room, whether enrolling a new child or how a process works.

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