Diana Crecca is the Executive Director and administrator for Mt. Top Kids Children Center which was established at Kirby Estates in February 1987. Diana has been coordinating Early Childhood Programs since 1979. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies since 1989, chairperson of the Luzerne County Commission for Women and Children in the 1990’s, CCD teacher for St. Jude’s in Mountain Top, and coordinator for Children’s Ministry for Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Mountain Top. Diana has four grown daughters and eleven grandchildren. Mrs. Crecca holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Child Development and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Service Administration.
John Crecca has been active in the role of CEO since his retirement from the Justice Department in November 2011. Affectionately known as "papa" to the children, Mr. John is the bookkeeper, financial advisor, food purchaser, and in charge of maintenance and repair.
Jennifer Crablo has been on staff since March 2012. Miss Jenn holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kaplan University. Besides being the mother of three grown sons (all alumni of MTK), Jenn has had prior experience working with children at the Childrens Arc and as Director of the Boys & Girls Club in Mounatin Top. Mrs. Crablo also worked with Mt. Top Kids Before School Program prior to 2009.
Maureen McGovern came on staff September 2015. Mrs. McGovern is retired from the Crestwood School District, where she was Secretary to the High School Principal. She is also a School Board Director for Crestwood School District.
"I have the best non-job in the world. Every day is different, each child is unique. I feel that my purpose in life is to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment so that the children entrusted to my care can experience the joys of childhood to the fullest. Many of "my" children are now adults and I have the privilege of knowing a family's 2nd and 3rd generations. I am truly thankful for this opportunity" Diana Crecca.
Health Policy is formed in conjunction with the ECELS HEALTH PROJECT and the American Academy of Pediatricians.
The staff are encouraged to provide a warm, loving environment.
To provide a safe, loving, stimulating environment for children ages 6 weeks through 13 years old with flexible scheduling and affordable tuition.
Mt. Top Kids is divided into five developmental segments: Nursery, Toddlers, Two's, Preschool, and School Aged (school year and summer camp). Use the links to read more about each program's philosophy.
Infants are our specialty. The primary concerns of the Mt. Top Kids Nursery staff, adhered to as part of a quality program for children ages newborn to toddler, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 4 infants.MORE
Mt. Top Kids’ Young Toddlers is a progressive program whereas each child’s strengths are stressed to promote good self esteem. The children, ages 13 months to 24 months, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children.MORE
Mt. Top Kids Two's program is a progressive program whereas each child’s strengths are stressed to promote good self esteem. The children, ages 24 months to 36 months, are in a ratio of 1 adult to 6 children.MORE