Nest of Wonder

Meet the Nest of Wonder classroom. We are a wonderful mix of infants, toddlers, and teachers who are looking forward to getting to know you and your family. When planning activities we take full advantage of our beautiful location in the woods and bring the outside in as often as possible. We also enjoy exploring our campus and community. Some of our favorite places to visit are the H.O. Smith Arboretum and the fountain by the Music Building.

Staff Listing

Nancy Smoyer
Supervising Lead Teacher
Nancy has over 30 years’ experience working with infants and toddlers. She has spent the past 25 years at Penn State first at the Child... Read Full Bio
Rachael Cochrane
Rachael Cochrane is a 2016 graduate of Penn State, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (PreK-4... Read Full Bio
Amy Smith
Amy is an Infant and Toddler teacher in the Nest of Wonder classroom. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family... Read Full Bio
Kaitlyn Snook
Kaitlyn graduated from Lock Haven University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Disability & Community Services with a minor in Early... Read Full Bio
Nicole Auhl
Nicole Auhl graduated from Penn State in 2014 with a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and a minor in English as a Second language. She... Read Full Bio