Meet Our Founder


“My name is Erica Donato, the Owner and Director at Smarty Pants Childcare. I love working with children and seeing their minds and imaginations soar. I was an elementary school teacher for 6 years before I decided to move onto the Early Childhood field. As a mother of 2 children, I understand the confidence and trust you need to have in a center where your child will spend their day playing and learning. Our focus is to provide a secure, loving environment for your child. It will be a place for them to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.”



I would recommend this daycare to anyone! My daughter started going to Smarty Pants when she was 6 months old and it ended up being an easier transition than expected, all because of the wonderful teachers. I am amazed at how much my child has learned. I love the patience and flexibility of the teachers and the open door policy the directors have. There is a great focus on learning and on having fun. I peek into my child's room to watch her each time I pick her up and her smile says it all!"

— Kujawa Family

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Safety & Security

At Smarty Pants Childcare, we pride ourselves in being a safe facility. We have emergency exits out of each and every classroom, first aid kits and CPR trained staff on-site everyday. Our parents have the peace of mind that our center is also secured 24/7 with a pin pad entry-way system.

Our Focus

Smarty Pants Childcare focuses on what’s important; your child. We understand that numbers, letters, colors and shapes are important, but their social and emotional needs are equally important.

We want to prove to you that choosing Smarty Pants Childcare you’ve chosen to give your child a Smart Start. We plan on working with you to provide the necessary foundation for a happy and healthy path to succeed in today’s school system.

Our Pre-School and Kinder-Ready Programs are based on the highest educational standards, but we make sure to incorporate FUN! The Smarty Pants staff is dedicated to promoting positive character traits and healthy eating habits.

We serve healthy, hot and fresh catered meals by Riva’s Catering/Cater Tots. All meals are approved by a licensed dietician - a Smart Start from the inside, out!


Please give us a call so we can tell you all about how to give your child a smart start!


There's Music in Every Child. The Teachers job is to find it & nurture it.