Child Care: Find Full-Time Providers in Central Ohio

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Choosing a child care provider is one of the biggest decisions parents make. There are numerous options, but it can be hard to sort through them all to find a quality program that fits your budget and geographic requirements.

To that end, Columbus Parent and Action for Children have partnered again on a Child Care Directory, this section of which features 221 full-time providers, including child care centers and Type A (large) at-home caregivers.

Action for Children is a nonprofit child care resource and referral agency that has been serving Central Ohio since 1972. The organization has more than 1,600 providers in its database.

For this directory, we’ve narrowed the listings to providers that are not only licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or the Ohio Department of Education, but also are accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) or the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and/or have received Ohio’s Step Up to Quality star rating. Seeking such accreditation or rating is voluntary.

The list of providers that meet these criteria is subject to change, sometimes on a day-to-day basis. New facilities may receive accreditation or a star rating, or, for a variety of reasons, providers might not be re-accredited or could have a change in their star rating. The information presented here is current as of Nov. 26, 2018.

Action for Children’s resource and information specialists can explain public funding, licensing, accreditation and Step Up to Quality requirements, and can guide parents through the search criteria and provide options including full-day and part-day centers, Head Start programs and home-based child care. There is no cost for these services.

Per Action for Children policy, Type B (small) at-home providers are not part of this list. More than 80 of these programs meet the above criteria; contact Action for Children to learn more.

For more information about Action for Children or its child care database, go to actionforchildren.org or call 614-224-0222 or 855-302-4453. 

How to Read the Directory

The listings are broken into two classifications: Child Care Centers, which are full-time programs; and Family Child Care, which are Type A (large) at-home providers—typically also full time.

Providers are organized by county, then ZIP code, then alphabetically within each category.

An asterisk (*) after a facility’s name means it accepts families who qualify for publicly funded child care from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

See the "Related Content" inset to access a list of part-time child care providers.

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Child Care Centers

DELAWARE

43015

Kiddie Academy of Lewis Center*

7166 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; 740-548-2022

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

LEADS Head Start

607 Sunbury Road, Delaware; 740-363-8810

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43035

Kinder Care Learning Center*

8694 Oak Creek Drive, Lewis Center; 740-548-9669

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

Kinder Care Learning Center #1546*

96 Neverland Drive, Lewis Center; 740-549-0264

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43065

The Compass School

3989 N. Hampton Drive, Powell; 614-764-8844

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

La Petite Academy*

7474 Sawmill Parkway, Powell; 740-881-1234

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

The Oxford School*

6055 Glick Road, Powell; 614-761-6400

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

43074

Great Beginnings Learning Center*

36 Harrison St., Sunbury; 740-936-5336

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Milestone Lane*

201 N. Galena Road, Sunbury; 614-302-4743

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43082

La Petite Academy

130 Polaris Parkway, Westerville; 614-794-2951

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC, National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

43240

La Petite Academy*

909 Polaris Parkway, Columbus; 614-430-0451

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

FAIRFIELD

43112

Little Shepherd’s Preschool*

4925 Plum Road NW, Carroll; 740-756-7529

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Small Wonders Learning Center*

4485 Carroll-Cemetery Road, Carroll; 740-756-4333

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43130

The Byrd Nest Child Care on Fair LLC*

2267 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster; 740-785-5300

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Jewel’s Learning and Childcare LLC*

618 Garfield Ave., Lancaster; 740-653-2294

AGE RANGE: 6 months to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Sheltering Arms Day Care*

1029 S. Broad St., Lancaster; 740-653-5734

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Small Wonders Learning Center*

505 Hocking St., Lancaster; 740-654-0200

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

43147

Child’s Play Learning Center

11795 Pickerington Road, Pickerington; 614-833-1836

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center #1682*

1545 Cross Creeks Blvd., Pickerington; 614-751-9707

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

La Petite Academy*

12968 Stonecreek Drive NW, Pickerington; 614-755-4055

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Little Tigers Preschool*

94 W. Church St., Pickerington; 614-837-3932

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Rainbow Child Care Center – Pickerington*

1829 Winderly Lane, Pickerington; 614-759-8667

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Trinity Learning Center*

830 Refugee Road, Pickerington; 614-863-4444

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 15 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

FRANKLIN

43004

La Petite Academy*

50 Bannockburn Blvd., Blacklick; 614-861-7544

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Michelle’s Academy*

7297 Blacklick Ridge Blvd., Blacklick; 614-759-9444

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Waggoner Academy Learning Center LLC*

968 N. Waggoner Road, Blacklick; 614-755-6336

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43016

Joyland Preschool/Childcare*

5400 Wilcox Road, Dublin; 614-876-1263

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 9 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center #1241*

5757 Shannon Heights Blvd., Dublin; 614-764-0301

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43017

Bright Star Academy*

6567 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin; 614-717-9348

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

CDCFC Thomas Head Start

4671 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin; 614-718-8711

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 4 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

The Goddard School of Dublin

6239 Perimeter Drive, Dublin; 614-799-8870

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Dublin*

4960 Park Center Ave., Dublin; 614-761-2323

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

La Petite Academy – Dublin*

7135 Sawmill Road, Dublin; 614-766-6653

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Oxford School of Dublin*

5700 Blazer Parkway, Dublin; 614-792-2220

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star

43026

The Crossing Community Church Child Nurturing Center*

4770 Britton Parkway, Hilliard; 614-777-5195

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Joyland Early Learning Center*

2222 Hilliard-Rome Road, Hilliard; 614-777-9008

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

KidsRus*

4625 Cemetery Road, Hilliard; 614-219-7274

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

3885 Berry Leaf Lane, Hilliard; 614-850-0180

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Avery*

4705 Avery Road, Hilliard; 614-777-1077

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Ridge Mill #634*

3700 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard; 614-771-8909

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

La Petite Academy – Hilliard*

3710 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard; 614-876-7312

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Rainbow Child Care, Too*

5599 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard; 614-777-0440

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Tomorrow’s Child Preschool and Learning Center

3975 Brown Park Drive, Hilliard; 614-876-6756

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43054

Kinder Care Learning Center – New Albany #000556*

5524 New Albany Road E., New Albany; 614-775-0014

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

43065

CDCFC Chapman Head Start

8450 Sawmill Road, Powell; 614-718-8739

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43068

Capital Royal Child Care & Learning*

1288 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-5499

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

A Child’s Place Learning Center*

2010 Officeview Place, Reynoldsburg; 614-868-5437

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Christian Village Academy*

6950 Americana Parkway, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-6341

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg*

6411 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg; 614-866-1422

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

6477 Centennial Drive, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-3750

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

8295 Taylor Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-868-5267

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center #707*

6601 Bartlett Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-4446

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Reynoldsburg*

6720 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-868-9422

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Little Scholars Learning Center II

2731 Independence Village Center, Reynoldsburg; 614-203-4774

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

43081

Kinder Care Learning Center*

861 Eastwind Drive, Westerville; 614-890-1234

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center #1689*

1255 County Line Road, Westerville; 614-901-4000

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Sunbury*

1231 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville; 614-523-0277

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Vineyard Early Childhood Center*

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville; 614-259-5448

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

43085

Kinder Care Learning Center – Worthington*

401 Park Road, Worthington; 614-848-3002

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

43110

Heaven Sent Children’s Academy*

5616 Gender Road, Canal Winchester

614-920-2229

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Heaven Sent Children’s Academy II*

5624 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-920-2229

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Recess Child Development Center*

3624 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-834-4569

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

YMCA Jerry L. Garver Child Care Program*

6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester; 614-834-9622

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43119

Kinder Care Learning Center*

1145 Norton Road, Galloway; 614-870-6166

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

43123

Darbydale Elementary YMCA Club*

7000 London Groveport Road, Grove City; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Grove City*

2274 Stringtown Road, Grove City; 614-875-6363

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

43125

Ginger’s Little Lamb*

271 Tallman St., Groveport; 614-836-2229

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kiddie Kare*

4085 Venture Place, Groveport; 614-795-2273

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43201

G. Tyree Learning Center CDCFC Head Start*

1077 Lexington Ave., Columbus; 614-737-4300

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

G. Tyree Learning School (PS)

1077 Lexington Ave., Columbus; 614-737-4300

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Schoenbaum Family Center & CDCFC Head Start*

175 E. Seventh Ave., Columbus; 614-247-7488

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43202

The Ohio State University Child Care Program – Ackerman Road*

725 Ackerman Road, Columbus; 614-292-4453

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

Riverside Education Center*

3366 Olentangy River Road, Columbus; 614-884-0467

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

43203

Columbus Early Learning Centers – Eastside*

240 N. Champion Ave., Columbus; 614-253-5525

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Mother’s Helper and Childcare Services II*

712 E. Spring St., Columbus; 614-252-2000

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

R.F. Hairston Early Learning Center*

400 N. 20th St., Columbus; 614-252-6876

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

43204

CDCFC St. Agnes Head Start Center*

2350 W. Mound St., Columbus; 614-272-9340

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Glenwood Center for Early Childhood*

2833 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-274-0283

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Hilltop Preschool*

2473 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-279-9991

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43205

CDCFC Ohio Avenue Head Start

505 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus; 614-253-2862

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Columbus Early Learning Centers – Broad Street*

760 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-221-6102

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Future Scholars Early Learning Center*

923-925 E. Long St., Columbus; 614-389-4723

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Employee Child Care Center*

650 S. 18th St., Columbus; 614-355-9450

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 3 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Our Kidz Enrichment and Child Care Center*

1787 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-253-1234

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YMCA – Fairwood Elementary*

726 Fairwood Ave., Columbus; 614-885-4252

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43206

All God’s Children Learning Center*

895-C Parsons Ave., Columbus; 614-449-3234

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Start Fresh Learning Academy*

1149 Parsons Ave., Columbus; 614-542-4100

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Stewart Alternative Elementary School Preschool

40 Stewart Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5556

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Tender Years Learning Center*

1344 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus; 614-372-5698

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43207

ABC’s Educare*

1184 Lockhurst Road, Columbus; 614-444-2227

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

Humble Beginnings Childcare and Learning Center*

1548 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-747-4153

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

My Second Home Early Learning School*

3777 S. High St., Columbus; 614-449-6688

AGE RANGE: 1 month to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Power of Prayer Daycare and Learning Center*

2155 Curtis St., Columbus; 614-443-5363

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Prewitt’s Playhouse Early Learning Center LLC*

1860 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-444-5000

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Small World Child Care Inc.*

1080 Obetz Road, Columbus; 614-491-6070

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

South Side Learning and Development Center*

280 Reeb Ave., Columbus; 614-444-1529

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Starting Point Learning Care LLC*

2533 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-491-1914

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 15 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YMCA Columbus Urban League Watkins Elementary School Head Start

1520 Watkins Road, Columbus; 614-625-3989

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43209

CDCFC Allegheny Head Start

3260 Allegheny Ave., Columbus; 614-235-2060

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Chosen Kids Learning Center LLC*

2545 Petzinger Road, Columbus; 614-338-6405

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Chosen Kids Learning Center II LLC*

2545 Petzinger Road Suite J, Columbus; 614-338-6405

AGE RANGE: 2 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Creative Child Care – Southeast*

2525 Petzinger Road, Columbus; 614-235-7979

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

43210

Ohio State University Child Care Center – Buckeye Village*

2724 Defiance Drive, Columbus; 614-292-4453

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

43211

CDCFC Linden Park

1400 Myrtle Ave., Columbus; 614-264-5153

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

CDCFC Rosewind Head Start*

1400 Brooks Ave., Columbus; 614-297-8755

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Children R Us*

1046 E. Weber Road, Columbus; 614-947-1755

AGE RANGE: 1 year to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Columbus Early Learning Centers – Myrtle*

1400 Myrtle Ave., Columbus; 614-253-5525

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Giggles and Blessings Learning Center*

1474 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-725-3296

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Little Gems Learning Place*

1000 Bonham Ave., Columbus; 614-291-0885

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Safe Haven Day Care & Learning Center*

2136 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-267-4537

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43212

Holy Trinity Child Development Program

2001 Northwest Blvd., Columbus; 614-486-2895

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43213

C. Ray Williams Early Childhood Center*

4738 Kae Ave., Whitehall; 614-417-5680

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Church of the Redeemer United Methodist Preschool & Child Care

235 McNaughten Road, Columbus; 614-861-7271

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Creative Child Care – East*

5831 Westbourne Ave., Columbus; 614-864-2424

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

DSCC – Child Development Center

3990 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-692-2852

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Fresh Start Learning Academy II*

3500 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-237-3279

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Jelly Bean Junction*

173 S. Yearling Road, Columbus; 614-235-5300

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center* #1393 Mount Carmel

5959 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-759-6622

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Today’s Child Learning Center*

3715 E. Main St., Whitehall; 614-235-0096

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43214

North Broadway Children’s Center*

48 E. North Broadway, Columbus; 614-262-6222

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

OhioHealth Children’s Center (Bright Horizons)

835 Thomas Lane, Columbus; 614-566-4847

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Play & Learn Christian Child Care*

35 E. Stanton Ave., Columbus; 614-846-7576

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43215

Agora’s Little Gems Early Learning & Child Care*

400 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-469-0509

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Bright Horizons at Capital City

277 E. Town St., Columbus; 614-227-0550

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

C. James Grothaus Child Care Center

275 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-227-2995

AGE RANGE: 2 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Heavenly Kids Center for Learning*

400 E. Mound St., Columbus; 614-221-5750

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Child Care Center*

255 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-355-0600

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43219

CDC Head Start*/ECE and Family Center

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-342-5837

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Children Achievers Faith Academy

2235 Stelzer Road, Columbus; 614-471-5970

AGE RANGE: 2 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

A Colorful World Learning Center*

407 Stelzer Road, Columbus; 614-235-2600

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Early Childhood Education and Family Center – Preschool*

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-475-6440

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

F.C.I. Too! Early Learning Academy*

2511 Mock Road, Columbus; 614-471-8486

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 11 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC 

Joyful Beginnings Children’s Learning Academy*

1825 Woodland Ave., Columbus; 614-253-6886

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Little Gems Learning Place LLC*

2030 Leonard Ave., Columbus; 614-258-4367

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Mother’s Helper Inc.*

2140 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus; 614-253-2000

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

St. Stephen’s Community House – Christ Child Center*

1500 E. 17th Ave., Columbus; 614-294-6347

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 6 months

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YMCA Early Learning Center*

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-342-5836

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YWCA Family Center Safe & Sound*

900 Harvey Court, Columbus; 614-253-3910

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43220

Arlington Children’s Center*

1033 Old Henderson Road, Columbus; 614-451-5400

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center #889*

2001 Bethel Road, Columbus; 614-457-0754

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Meadow Park Children’s Center*

2425 Bethel Road, Columbus; 614-578-4679

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Olentangy Church Child Care

2040 W. Henderson Road, Columbus; 614-459-9383

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

Sunshine Nursery School*

3750 W. Henderson Road, Columbus; 614-457-4085

AGE RANGE: 1 year to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43221

Kare-A-Lot Riverside LLC*

3164 Riverside Drive, Columbus; 614-481-7532

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43223

Fresh Start Learning Academy III*

1933 Vaughn St., Columbus; 614-274-7240

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Gladden Community House Preschool*

183 Hawkes Ave., Columbus; 614-227-1600

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

YMCA Hilltop Educare Center*

1952 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-752-8877

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YMCA West Central Preschool*

1481 W. Town St., Columbus; 614-288-8084

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43224

CDC Capital Park Head Start*

2150 Agler Road, Columbus; 614-416-5203

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Creative Child Care – North*

1601 Shanley Drive, Columbus; 614-261-8153

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kids Care Academy*

3360 Kohr Blvd., Columbus; 614-478-3269

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kids Kingdom Child Care and Learning Center*

970 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus; 614-268-1200

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Linden Lutheran CDCFC Head Start

1230 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus; 614-262-9756

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Little Disciples Learning Center*

4142 Westerville Road, Suite 200, Columbus; 614-418-9444

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Tarbiya Learning Center*

3163 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-316-0642

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Tiny Tots Child Care Services*

1442 Elmore Ave., Columbus; 614-268-7345

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

YMCA KIPP Early Learning Center*

2800 Inspire Drive, Columbus; 614-706-3300

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43227

ABC Academy Day Care Center*

900 Beechwood Road, Columbus; 614-231-5601

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

CDCFC Leawood Head Start

1677 S. Hamilton Road, Columbus; 614-365-6504

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Columbus Montessori Education Center*

979 S. James Road, Columbus; 614-231-3790

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Creative Minds Learning Academy*

927 S. James Road, Columbus; 614-237-9596

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Molly Center*

1738 Elaine Road, Columbus; 614-806-9374

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43228

A Child’s Garden*

5200 Sullivant Ave., Columbus; 614-853-3069

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Creative Child Care – West*

485 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus; 614-276-2737

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 8 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Jubba Day Care West*

3770 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-272-6860

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

5381 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-851-1431

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center #514*

550 Fox Ridge St., Columbus; 614-870-7375

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

Play to Learn Day Care Center*

26 S. Grener Ave., Columbus; 614-878-6001

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 7 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

Sunny Day Academy*

5675 Feder Road, Columbus; 614-878-2828

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43229

Ascension Lutheran Preschool*

79 Morse Road, Columbus; 614-268-2010

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

Avalon CDCFC Head Start

5220 Avalon Ave., Columbus; 614-882-1790

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

CDCFC Mattie B. James Head Start Center*

969-999 Crupper Road, Columbus; 614-431-2094

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Childtime Children’s Center*

6660 Doubletree Ave., Columbus; 614-848-3699

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Helpful Hands Childrens Center*

1271 Morse Road, Columbus; 614-447-3403

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kiddie World*

1393 Community Park, Columbus; 614-891-8490

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Tamarack*

1955 Tamarack Circle N., Columbus; 614-433-0625

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Little Buckeye Learning Center*

921 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus; 614-888-4414

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

A Love for Children LLC*

4656 Heaton Road, Columbus; 614-378-5210

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

North YMCA Preschool*

1640 Sandalwood Place, Columbus; 614-885-4252

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Parkers Learning Center II LLC*

2040 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite D, Columbus; 614-899-2226

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Parkmoor Elementary Y Club*

1711 Penworth Drive, Columbus; 614-885-4252

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Waiss Learning Center LLC*

2200 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus; 614-895-0158

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43230

Blacklick Gahanna CDCFC Head Start

500 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna; 614-856-0469

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Connected Pathways Early Learning Centers LLC*

4242 Stelzer Road, Columbus; 614-414-7988

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Gahanna Children’s College*

230 Agler Road, Gahanna; 614-476-2662

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

139 N. Stygler Road, Gahanna; 614-471-2000

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

ACCREDITATION: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Gahanna*

520 Morrison Road, Gahanna; 614-471-3665

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

The Sunshine House*

515 Waterbury Blvd., Gahanna; 614-418-9940

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43231

Connected Pathways Early Learning Centers LLC*

2753 Northland Ave., Columbus; 614-707-6761

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Halo Academy*

6049 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-794-2444

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center #708*

5351 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-891-4444

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Ladan Learning Center LLC*

6028 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-426-4306

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Northland Church of Christ Child Care*

4581 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-410-5861

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Safe Haven Learning Academy*

6156 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-776-4939

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43232

Debi’s Day Care Center*

5504 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-348-4214

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Future Scholars Learning Academy II*

6116 McNaughten Center, Columbus; 614-483-9192

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star

God’s Kidz Too Christian Learning Center*

2300-A S. Hamilton Road, Columbus; 614-856-4552

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center – Kimberl Parkway*

4235 Kimberly Parkway N., Columbus; 614-868-8909

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Little Miracles Early Development Center*

4445 Reinbeau Drive, Columbus; 614-743-2601

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Little Scholars Learning Center*

3943 Groves Road, Columbus; 614-864-9641

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Michael’s Lil’ Angels*

6161 Radekin Road, Columbus; 614-860-0400

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43235

Children of America (Columbus)*

8360 N. High St., Columbus; 614-914-2810

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Hawthorn Academy*

3760 Snouffer Road, Columbus; 614-553-7119

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

Jelly Bean Junction*

3480 Snouffer Road, Columbus; 614-792-8700

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Kinder Care Learning Center*

2001 Hard Road, Columbus; 614-764-2994

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years 11 months

ACCREDITATION: NAC 

Kinder Care Learning Center #880*

2680 Sawbury Blvd., Worthington; 614-761-0797

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

ACCREDITATION: NAC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

LICKING

43055

Almost Home Day Care LLC*

15 N. 21st St., Newark; 740-281-3322

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

My Place Child Care and School Age Center LLC*

1335 E. Main St., Newark; 740-349-3505

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

Pride-N-Joy Preschool*

1319 W. Main St., Newark; 740-522-3338

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star 

43056

Creative Minds Learning Center*

645 Heath Road, Heath; 740-522-0995

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 14 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

43068

Rainbow Child Care Center*

8315 Taylor Road SW, Reynoldsburg; 614-575-5040

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

MADISON

43143

First United Methodist Church Childcare Center*

110 S. London St., Mount Sterling; 740-869-3571

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

PICKAWAY

43103

Ashville Center Head Start

97 Miller Ave., Ashville; 740-983-2530

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Laugh and Learn Daycare Center*

295 N. Long St., Ashville; 740-983-0373

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43113

Pickaway County YMCA Educare and Y-Club*

440 Nicholas Drive, Circleville; 740-477-1661

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

UNION

43040

Harold Lewis School Center

1280 Charles Lane, Marysville; 937-645-6733

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Leads Head Start – Marysville

111 Morey Drive, Marysville; 937-642-1230

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43344

LEADS Head Start – North Union

420 Grove St., Richwood; 937-642-1230

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Family Child Care (Type A: Large At-Home Providers)

FAIRFIELD

43105

Ford Day Care*

114 Holder Road, Baltimore; 740-400-4047

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

FRANKLIN

43219

Columbus Imagine Daycare LLC*

3137 Jake Place, Columbus; 614-581-2787

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

MADISON

43162

Dempsey Day Care

361 Madison Drive N., West Jefferson; 614-879-4749

AGE RANGE: 2 weeks to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star