Ladybug 1's Class


  • Children in the Ladybug class must be one year old and walking by September 1 of the current school year.
  • The maximum group-size for this classroom is six children per day.
  • One teacher and one teacher aide work in this classroom.
  • Children can be registered for two days (M/W or T/Th) or four days (M-Th).  
  • Class runs from 9:00am-11:30am, September through May.


Meet the Ladybug Staff:

Miss Erika, Teacher
Erika Manotti

I live in Hershey with my husband, two young daughters and pup Rocco. Both of our daughters began DDD as Lady Bugs. We love DDD and are now members of Derry Presbyterian Church. I have a Bachelor in Science from Cornell University and truly enjoy working with children. I look forward to obtaining my CDA to further my experience in education. In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, sports, 80’s music, and family game nights. I am thrilled to be the teacher for our little Lady Bugs!



Miss Laura, Teacher Aide

Laura Hocker

I have lived in Derry Township for the past 18 years. I have a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University.  After a career in sales and years of volunteering in my daughter’s school, I joined the DDD team in 2016.  I love seeing how much the children learn and grow during their time in the Ladybug class. I enjoy gardening, reading, and volunteering at a local clothing bank, but my favorite way to spend a free day is playing board games with my teen daughter.  

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