Our School

Once Upon A Time offers high quality care and education to children ages 2 weeks - 12 years. Our center is certified through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and STAR FOUR designated by the Office of Child Development Keystone STARS program. We are housed in a facility designed specifically for young children, fully renovated in 2007.

Our center is located on Henderson Avenue in Washington, PA, behind Lowry’s Western Shop. The program is staffed with qualified and experienced teachers who have or are pursuing Child Development Associate degrees, associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education or related fields. College students serve as teacher aides & substitutes during the summer months. Most of these students are majoring in education related fields. All staff participate in on-going professional development activities.

The teachers utilize a developmentally appropriate curriculum within the learning environment, fostering growth in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and linguistic development. The curriculum is child-centered and play-based with learning activities designed to meet each child’s individual ability, developmental stage, and area of interest. Each day is made up of a balance of active, quiet, individual, and group activities along with morning and afternoon snacks, hot meals, and rest/nap time.

Due to limited space and strong demand for our program, we are currently accepting new enrollments on a full time basis only.


Once Upon A Time participates in the Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program, providing nutritious meals and snacks at no extra charge. We also provide diapers, wipes, and pull-ups at no extra charge.

Our Commitment to High Quality

Once Upon A Time participates in the Keystone STARS program. Keystone STARS is a voluntary program that recognizes Department of Human Services (DHS) regulated child care providers who exceed state health and safety certification requirements. Once Upon A Time is a STAR FOUR center, the highest quality rating available. For more information about the Keystone STARS program, please visit their website

Meet Our Staff

Joan Enz-Doerschner, RN


Heather Bucha

Preschool Program

Vida Dellorso

Dietary & Transportation

Linda Engel

Educational Director

Carly Burt

Infant Toddler Program

Shelley Heinlein

School Age Program

Abigail Enz-Doerschner, M.S.Ed

Assistant Director

Emily Butterfield

Toddler Program

Deena Hennon

Toddler Program

Mary Leasure

Toddler Program

Jackie Roberts

Toddler Program

Brittany Pav

Infant Toddler Program

Linda "Gram" Rozanc

Volunteer - Infant Toddler Program

Elise Dorsey

Preschool Program

Jennifer Smythers

Substitute Teacher

Kristin Willome

Infant Toddler Program

Destini Hinton

Assistant Group Supervisor

Zari Price

Assistant Group Supervisor

& Music Teacher

Julianna Ronto

Assistant Group Supervisor

Abigail Zanardelli

Assistant Group Supervisor

© Copyright 2019 by Once Upon A Time.


925 Henderson Avenue

Washington, PA 15301

  Keystone STARS