Conestoga early education center

Welcome to CEEC!

About Us:

The Conestoga Early Childhood Center and is located within the Conestoga Elementary school in Murray, Nebraska. We are a licensed childcare facility serving children ages 6 weeks to 13 years of age. Our unique location allows us to offer a before and after school child care program that is right within the school setting! Please explore our website to learn a bit about our administrative staff, pricing, and early goals!

The Mission of the Conestoga Day Care is:

to provide high quality care and education to children ages 6 weeks to 13 years old, within the Conestoga school district.

Governing Values and Beliefs:

  • All children can learn and have special gifts

  • Learning is best achieved in an atmosphere of mutual respect, caring, trust, and resiliency

  • Learning is a cooperative responsibility among the home, school, community, and the learner

  • Teaching and learning are both a skill and a passion

  • Learning is a personalized experience

Director: Shawna Caniglia

Hello families! I am excited to begin the director position at the district childcare center. I have worked in childcare and with children in some capacity all of my adult life. I worked in corporate run daycares in Omaha and then when my youngest child was born 14 years ago I started with Happy Hearts. I was the co- director here at Happy Hearts at Conestoga for over 13 years. I have also worked as a special education paraprofessional here at Conestoga for the last six years. Early childhood is truly my passion and it is an honor to me to get to stay on at the new center and continue to serve the kids in our community. I have two children of my own, a 23 year old daughter who is a Conestoga graduate, and a 14 year old son who will be a freshman next year. I also have a two year old grandson who is also a Cougar Cub and future Conestoga student. I look forward to the future of the daycare here in our district and continuing to provide high quality care to the children of our Conestoga community.

Contact us at: 402-235-3416 and leave a message



To be added to our waitlist, please contact the CEEC daycare directly at 402-235-3416. You may also email: