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about us

Pleasant Day Schools offers high quality care and education. We strive to ensure that parents can feel confident that their children are safe, happy and well cared for. We provide a stimulating, hands on learning environment to help children grow and succeed.



Craig Edmond (Mr. Craig) owned Pleasant Day Schools (PDS) 2007-2016. He was a hands-on owner who loved spending time with the kids. He always tried to make himself available to the parents and the teachers. Mr. Craig was very involved in the community through his involvement with Rotary, through his church, and previously through the Cheat Lake and Star City Volunteer Fire Departments. Prior to purchasing PDS, he was a busy and successful builder and developer. Mr. Craig is deeply missed by staff and the children who knew him past and present. He left his legacy to be carried on by his lifetime partner Ms. Suzanne Marsh.

Suzanne Marsh

Suzanne holds a Bachelors' Degree in Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master's in Public Administration obtained at West Virginia University.

Suzanne is the Owner/Financial Administrator at Pleasant Day Schools.



Paula has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Services with a concentration in Early Childhood Education, and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She graduated Cum Laude from Ashford University. Paula is a West Virginia Stars Master Trainer and an ACDS instructor. Before becoming a center director, Paula taught preschool for over 17 years. She has taught both in the school system as well as in the childcare setting. Paula is a member of the NAEYC, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Point Marion Rotary. Paula has a true passion for early childhood education and strives to make a difference in the ECE field.

Stephanie Sigley-ADMINISTRATION Assistant

Ellie Martin-Administration Assistant

Ellie has 24 years of childhood experience. She also has ACDS, WVITT, and a culinary arts and commercial foods degree. She has been a teacher at PDS for 11 Years. Miss. Ellie has two children and a granddaughter Bailey.

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Career Opportunities

Pleasant Day Schools offers rewarding positions to energetic, talented, knowledgeable, nurturing individuals looking to work in the childcare profession. A degree in Early Childhood Education or an Apprenticeship for the Child Development Program (ACDS) is a plus, but is not required. If interested joining our team please send a resume to Pleasant Day Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Frequently asked questions

How should I schedule a visit?
You're always welcome to schedule a visit by calling our office at 304-292-8078, click on the Schedule a Visit link below.

What are your hours of operation?

PDS is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 am- 6:00 pm. Please see the calendar in the LIFE AT PDS link to see any scheduled closings. In the event of bad weather, PDS will close if a state of emergency is declared.

What will my child learn while at PDS?

At PDS we use High Reach Learning Curriculum. The goal of High Reach is for children to become competent, eager, learners. High Reach is based on the princle that a child's development is continuous, individual, and begins at birth. At PDS we provide both child and teacher directed activites in literacy, math, science, the arts, social skills, physical development. reasoning, and problem solving to prepare children for a lifetime of learning and exploration.

How do I enroll my child?
We have two options for enrollment – you can fill out an online form or
print off a form and bring it with you on your next visit!