Child Care: Part-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 208 part-time providers, including preschool and school-age programs.

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: Preschool Programs, which are part-time; and School-age Programs, which typically also are part 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 full-time child care providers.

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Preschool Programs

DELAWARE

43003

Buckeye Valley East PSPS

522 E. High St., Ashley; 740-747-2266

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43015

Laura Woodward Elementary Preschool

200 S. Washington St., Delaware; 740-833-1600

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43021

Hylen Souders Elementary ESC Preschool

4121 Miller Paul Road, Galena; 740-965-3010

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Johnnycake Corner Elementary PSPS

6783 Falling Meadows Drive, Galena; 740-657-4350

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

LEADS Head Start – Souder’s Elementary

4121 Miller-Paul Road, Galena; 740-363-8810

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43035

Alum Creek Elementary School (PS)*

2515 Parklawn Drive, Lewis Center; 740-657-4600

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Glen Oak Elementary PSPS

7300 Blue Holly Drive, Lewis Center; 740-657-4350

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Olentangy Shanahan Preschool (PS)

814 Shanahan Road, Lewis Center; 740-657-4050

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43061

Buckeye Valley West PSPS

61 N. Third St., Ostrander; 740-666-2731

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43065

Albert Chapman Elementary School (PS)

8450 Sawmill Road, Powell; 614-761-5684

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Indian Springs Elementary School (PS)

3828 Home Road, Powell; 740-657-4850

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Powell United Methodist Preschool

825 E. Olentangy St., Powell; 614-847-3773

AGE RANGE: 2 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Scioto Ridge Elementary School (PS)

8715 Big Bear Ave., Powell; 740-657-4800

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Tyler Run Elementary PSPS

580 Salisbury Drive, Powell; 740-657-4350

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43074

Big Walnut Elementary School (PS)

940 S. Old 3C Road, Sunbury; 740-965-3902

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Harrison Street Elementary School (PS)

70 Harrison St., Sunbury; 740-965-7850

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

FAIRFIELD

43017

Bremen School (PS)*

210 Strayer Ave., Bremen; 740-653-3193

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43068

Tussing Elementary School (PS)

7117 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-759-3400

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43102

Lancaster-Fairfield CAA Head Start – Amanda Center

328 E. Main St., Amanda; 740-653-4146

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43105

Liberty Union School (PS)

1000 S. Main St., Baltimore; 740-653-3193

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43110

Winchester Trail Elementary Preschool

6865 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-833-2150

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43130

Creative Play Preschool

465 W. Sixth Ave., Lancaster; 740-654-0616

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Early Childhood Center 1 (PS & ECEE)

425 Whittier Drive N., Lancaster; 740-687-7340

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Forest Rose School (PS)

1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster; 740-687-7225

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Lancaster Head Start Center – Sanderson Center

1450 Marietta Road, Lancaster; 740-687-7354

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Lancaster-Fairfield CAA Head Start – Tarhe Center

425 Whittier Drive, Lancaster; 740-687-7340

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

St. Mary (PS & ECEE)

309 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster; 740-654-1632

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

43136

Bloom Carroll Intermediate School (PS)*

200 Market St., Lithopolis; 740-653-3193

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43147

Seton Parish Preschool

600 Hill Road N., Pickerington; 614-833-0482

AGE RANGE: 2 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Violet Elementary School (PS)

8855 Education Drive, Pickerington; 614-833-2130

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43148

Pleasantville School (PS)

300 W. Columbus St., Pleasantville; 740-653-3193

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43155

Berne Union Elementary School (PS)*

506 N. Main St., Sugar Grove; 740-746-9668

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

FRANKLIN

43017

Dublin City Schools Early Childhood Program – Wyandot

5620 Dublinshire Road, Dublin; 614-760-4345

AGE RANGE: 3 years 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Dublin Community Preschool

81½ W. Bridge St., Dublin; 614-889-0052

AGE RANGE: 2 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Eli Pinney Elementary School (PS)

9989 Concord Road, Dublin; 614-798-3570

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Mary Emma Bailey Elementary School (PS)

4900 Brandonway Drive, Dublin; 614-717-6611

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Wyandot Elementary School (PS)

5620 Dublinshire Drive, Dublin; 614-760-4352

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43026

CDC – Hilliard Head Start

3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard; 614-876-4254

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Easter Seals Early Intervention Preschool

3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard; 614-228-5523

AGE RANGE: 1 year to 3 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Hilliard City School District Preschool

2874 Alton Darby Creek Road, Hilliard; 614-921-5050

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43065

Dublin City Schools Early Childhood Program – Chapman

8450 Sawmill Road, Powell; 614-760-4345

AGE RANGE: 3 years, 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Sutter Park Elementary School (PS)

1850 Sutter Parkway, Powell; 614-450-4900

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Worthington CDCFC Head Start

1850 Sutter Parkway, Powell; 614-450-4971

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

43068

Herbert Mills Elementary School (PS & ECEE)

6826 Retton Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-445-3750

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at HAMS

6970 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg; 877-302-2347

AGE RANGE: 10 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Rosehill Elementary Preschool

760 Rose Hill, Reynoldsburg; 614-542-4106

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Slate Ridge Elementary Special Needs Preschool

10466 Taylor Rd SW, Reynoldsburg; 614-542-4113

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 6 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43081

The Early Learning Center Preschool

936 Eastwind Drive, Westerville; 614-797-5903

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Westerville at Central College CDC Head Start

825 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville; 614-797-7042

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

43085

Worthington Preschool

773 High St., Worthington; 614-885-3765

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43110

David Lutheran Christian Preschool

330 Groveport Road, Canal Winchester; 614-920-3517

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

43119

Columbia Heights Preschool*

775 Galloway Road, Galloway; 614-878-3738

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Darby Woods Elementary – Head Start

255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway; 614-801-8095

AGE RANGE: 3 years, 11 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43123

The Bostic Center

2975 Kingston Ave., Grove City; 614-801-8520

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Bostic Head Start Center (PS)*

2975 Kingston Ave., Grove City; 614-279-6356

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

James A. Harmon Elementary School (PS)

1861 Gantz Road, Grove City; 614-801-8150

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

South-Western Special Needs Preschool

4324 Haughn Road, Grove City; 614-801-8448

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

YMCA Head Start – SWCS: Bostic Center

2975 Kingston Ave., Grove City

614-801-8520

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43125

Groveport Elementary Preschool

715 Main St., Groveport; 614-836-4975

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43201

Weinland Park Elementary Pre-K

211 E. Seventh Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5321

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43203

Trevitt Elementary Pre-K

519 Trevitt St., Columbus; 614-365-6137

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43204

Burroughs Elementary Pre-K

551 S. Richardson Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5923

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Hubbard Mastery School (PS+ECEE)

104 W. Hubbard Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5564

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

St. Mary Magdalene Preschool*

2940 Parkside Drive, Columbus; 614-279-9935

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Valleyview Elementary Pre-K

2989 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-365-6312

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

West Broad Elementary Pre-K

2744 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-365-5964

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Westgate Alternative Elementary Pre-K

3080 Wicklow Road, Columbus; 614-365-5971

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

YMCA Hilltop Preschool

2879 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

43205

Fairwood Alternative Elementary Pre-K

726 Fairwood Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6111

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Livingston Elementary Pre-K

825 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5527

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43206

CDCFC Deshler Head Start

1254 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-445-0409

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Siebert Elementary Pre-K

385 Reinhard Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6613

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Stewart Alternative Pre-K

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

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43207

Cedarwood Elementary Pre-K

775 Bartfield Drive, Columbus; 614-365-5134

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

CUL Moler Elementary School Head Start

1201 Moler Road, Columbus; 614-625-3989

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

CUL Watkins Elementary Head Start

1520 Watkins Road, Columbus; 614-625-3989

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Hamilton Preschool – Hamilton Local

775 Rathmell Road, Columbus; 614-491-8044

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Lincoln Park Elementary Pre-K

579 E. Markison Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5524

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Parsons Elementary Pre-K

3231 Lee Ellen Place, Columbus; 614-365-5099

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Southwood Elementary Pre-K

1500 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-365-5553

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Watkins Elementary Pre-K

1520 Watkins Road, Columbus; 614-365-6411

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

YMCA Head Start – Columbus Urban League Southside Center

475 Elwood Ave., Columbus; 614-625-3989

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43209

All Saints Academy Preschool*

2855 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-231-3391

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Berwick Alternative K-8 School Pre-K

2655 Scottwood Road, Columbus; 614-365-6140

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Broadleigh Elementary Pre-K

3039 Maryland Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6144

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Montrose Elementary – ESC Preschool

2555 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-231-7611

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

St. Catherine Preschool

500 S. Gould Road, Columbus; 614-235-4940

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43210

Nisonger Center Early Childhood Education

1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus; 614-685-3191

AGE RANGE: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43211

CDCFC Linden Head Start

1254 Briarwood Ave., Columbus; 614-263-9516

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Hamilton STEM Academy Pre-K

2047 Hamilton Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5568

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Linden Park ECEC Pre-K

1400 Myrtle Ave., Columbus; 614-365-7963

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Linden STEM Academy Pre-K

2626 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6537

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Sonshine Christian Academy*

1965 Gladstone Ave., Columbus; 614-291-6840

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star

Windsor STEM Academy Pre-K

1219 E. 12th Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5906

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43214

Alice Cogswell Center School (PS)

500 Morse Road, Columbus; 614-728-6900

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 6 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

CDCFC Marburn Head Start

4141 Rudy Road, Columbus; 614-457-2001

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Colerain Elementary School (PS & ECEE)

499 E. Weisheimer Road, Columbus; 614-365-6001

AGE RANGE: 3 months to 5 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Early Childhood Learning Center (PS)*

4141 Rudy Road, Columbus; 614-342-4500

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Overbrook Weekday Preschool

4131 N. High St., Columbus; 614-261-1029

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 8 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

School for Young Children

93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus; 614-267-0254

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

43215

Childhood League Center

674 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-253-6933

AGE RANGE: 1 year, 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Hubbard Mastery School Pre-K

104 W. Hubbard Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5564

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43219

Cassady Alternative Pre-K

2500 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5456

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Early Childhood Education Center Pre-K

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-475-0564

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

East Columbus Elementary School Pre-K

3100 E. 7th Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6147

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

South Mifflin STEM Academy Pre-K

2365 Middlehurst Drive, Columbus; 614-365-6135

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43220

Burbank Early Childhood School SCH*

4770 Burbank Drive, Columbus; 614-445-3750

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

ECOLE Kenwood French Immersion Pre-K

3770 Shattuck Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5502

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43222

Avondale Elementary Pre-K

141 Hawkes Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6511

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Starling K-8 Pre-K

145 S. Central Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5945

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43223

CDCFC Lindbergh Head Start

2541 Lindbergh Drive, Columbus; 614-351-9454

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

East Franklin Elementary School Preschool

1955 Richmond Road, Columbus; 614-801-8100

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Highland Elementary Pre-K

40 S. Highland Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5935

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Lindbergh Elementary Pre-K

2541 Lindbergh Drive, Columbus; 614-365-6727

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Sullivant Elementary Pre-K

791 Griggs Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6524

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43224

CDCFC North Linden Head Start

1718 E. Cooke Road, Columbus; 614-262-8190

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Como Elementary Pre-K

2989 Reis Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6013

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Dahlberg Learning Center

1915 E. Cooke Road, Columbus; 614-447-0606

AGE RANGE: 1 year to 5 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Huy Elementary Pre-K

1545 Huy Road, Columbus; 614-365-5977

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Innis Head Start

3399 Kohr Blvd., Columbus; 614-418-9890

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Maize Elementary Pre-K

4360 Maize Road, Columbus; 614-365-6040

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Maize Manor United Methodist Church Preschool

3901 Maize Road, Columbus; 614-267-4944

AGE RANGE: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Oakland Park Alternative Elementary Pre-K

3392 Atwood Terrace, Columbus; 614-365-6058

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43227

CDC Barnett Head Start

1184 Barnett Road, Columbus; 614-237-1595

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Leawood Elementary Pre-K

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

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Scottwood Elementary Pre-K

3392 Scottwood Rd., Columbus; 614-365-6507

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Shady Lane Elementary Pre-K

1444 Shady Lane Rd., Columbus; 614-365-5391

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

43228

Eakin Elementary Pre-K

3774 Eakin Road, Columbus; 614-365-5928

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Georgian Heights Alternative Elementary Pre-K

784 Georgian Drive, Columbus; 614-365-5931

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Prairie Norton Elementary School (PS)

105 Norton Road, Columbus; 614-801-8450

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

St. Cecilia Preschool

434 Norton Road, Columbus; 614-878-3555

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Stiles Elementary School (PS)

4700 Stiles Ave., Columbus; 614-801-8375

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star

Stiles Family Center (PS)

4704 Stiles Ave., Columbus; 614-870-5533

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

YMCA Head Start – Cherry Creek YMCA

600 Fox Ridge St., Columbus; 614-878-7260

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

YMCA Head Start – SWCS: Stiles Family Center

4704 Stiles Ave., Columbus; 614-801-8394

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43229

CDCFC Head Start – Valley Forge Elementary

1321 Urban Drive, Columbus; 614-846-6920

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Devonshire Alternative Elementary Pre-K

1286 Ambleside Drive, Columbus; 614-365-5335

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Northtowne Elementary Pre-K

4767 Northtowne Blvd., Columbus; 614-365-5488

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Parkmoor Elementary Pre-K

1711 Penworth Drive, Columbus; 614-365-5349

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Valley Forge Pre-K

1321 Urban Drive, Columbus; 614-365-5648

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43232

Asbury Elementary Preschool

5127 Harbor Blvd., Columbus; 614-833-2000

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Easthaven Elementary Pre-K

2360 Garnet Place, Columbus; 614-365-6149

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Liberty Elementary Pre-Kindergarten

2901 Whitlow Road, Columbus; 614-365-6482

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Sedalia Elementary Preschool

5400 Sedalia Drive, Columbus; 614-492-2520

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Woodcrest Elementary Pre-K

5321 East Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6747

AGE RANGE: 4 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43235

Daniel Wright Elementary School (PS)

2335 W. Case Road, Columbus; 614-538-0464

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Dublin City Schools Early Childhood Program – Wright

2335 W. Case Road, Columbus; 614-764-5913

AGE RANGE: 3 years, 6 months to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

LICKING

43001

Northridge Primary School (PS)

124 College St., Alexandria; 614-445-3750

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43008

Leads Head Start – Buckeye Lake

10920 Mill Dam Road, Buckeye Lake; 740-928-3500

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43025

Lakewood Local Schools Public PreK at Hebron Elementary

709 Deacon St., Hebron; 740-928-2661

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43055

Flying Colors Public Preschool

119 Union St., Newark; 740-349-1629

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Leads Head Start – Newark Center

986 E. Main St., Newark; 740-345-1745

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Little Learners Preschool at Cherry Valley Elementary

1040 W. Main St., Newark; 740-670-7025

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Little Learners Preschool at Eastland Head Start

986 E. Main St., Newark; 740-345-6415

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Little Learners Preschool at Hillview Elementary

1927 Horns Hill Road, Newark; 740-670-7025

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Little Learners Preschool at Legend Elementary

119 Union St., Newark; 740-670-7025

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

43062

Licking Heights North (PS)

6507 Summit Road SW, Pataskala; 740-927-3268

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43068

Taylor Road School (PS)

8200 Taylor Road SW, Reynoldsburg; 614-445-3750

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43080

Leads Head Start – Utica

308 N. Main St., Utica; 740-892-2532

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

MADISON

43140

Fairhaven School

510 Elm St., London; 740-852-7052

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

London Preschool

380 Elm St., London; 740-852-5700

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Miami Valley CDC – Fairhaven

1501 State Route 38 NE, London; 740-852-5412

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

ACCREDITATION: NAEYC

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Miami Valley CDC – Madison Plains

47 Linson Road, London; 740-490-0654

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43162

Norwood Elementary Preschool

899 Norwood Drive, West Jefferson; 937-484-1557

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

PICKAWAY

43103

Teays Valley Special Needs Preschool at Walnut

7150 Ashville-Fairfield Road, Ashville; 740-474-7529

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Walnut Elementary School (PS)

7150 Ashville Fairfield Road, Ashville; 740-983-5000

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43113

Pickaway County Head Start Circleville Center

145 E. Corwin St., Circleville; 740-474-7411

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43116

Scioto Elementary School (PS)

20 W. Scioto St., Commercial Point; 740-983-5000

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Teays Valley Special Needs Preschool at Scioto Elementary

20 W. Scioto St., Commercial Point; 740-474-7529

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43164

Westfall Head Start

9391 State Route 56 W., Williamsport; 740-986-4008

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

UNION

43040

Harold Lewis Center

1280 Charles Lane, Marysville; 937-644-8145

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43045

St. John Lutheran PS Annex School

7960 State Route 38, Milford Center; 937-349-5939

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

School-age Programs

DELAWARE

43082

YWCA Kids Place at Alcott*

7117 Mount Royal Ave., Westerville; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

YWCA Kids Place at Fouse*

5800 S. Old 3-C Highway, Westerville; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

FAIRFIELD

43110

YMCA School Age Child Care*

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

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43130

Gorsuch West Community Learning Center*

440 Trace Drive, Lancaster; 740-475-8243

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Mount Pleasant Community Learning Center*

712 N. Broad St., Lancaster; 740-415-4076

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

Tallmadge Community Learning Center*

694 Talmadge Ave., Lancaster; 740-438-4756

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43147

Heritage Elementary Y-Club*

100 East St., Pickerington; 614-834-9622

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

FRANKLIN

43004

YWCA Kids Place at Blacklick Elementary*

6540 Havens Corners Road, Blacklick; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43026

Rainbow Child Care, Too!*

5571-5575 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard; 614-777-5640

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star 

43068

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at Hannah Ashton

1482 Jackson St., Reynoldsburg; 614-866-1422

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at Rose Hill*

760 Rosehill Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-390-4490

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star 

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at Summit Road*

8591 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-370-3501

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43081

YWCA Kids Place – Cherrington*

522 Cherrington Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

YWCA Kids Place – McVay*

270 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

YWCA Kids Place – Robert Frost*

270 N. Spring Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43110

David’s Extended Care at Indian Trail*

6767 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-837-7734

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43119

Alton Hall – YMCA Club*

982 Alton Road, Galloway; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

Darby Woods Elementary YMCA – Before & After School Program*

255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

Harmon Elementary YMCA Club*

1861 Gantz Road, Grove City; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43123

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Latchkey

3752 Broadway, Grove City; 614-875-7079

AGE RANGE: 3 years to 5 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43147

Tussing Elementary Y-Club*

7117 Tussing Road, Pickerington; 614-834-9622

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star 

43204

Valleyview Elementary Salk YMCA – Before and After Program*

2989 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43205

The Salvation Army – Ohio Avenue Learning Center

505 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus; 614-358-2633

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 10 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43207

Southwood Elementary YMCA – After School Program*

1500 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-276-8224

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43228

Cherry Creek YMCA Head Start Program*

600 Fox Ridge St., Columbus; 614-878-7260

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

Prairie Lincoln YMCA – After School Program*

4900 Amesbury Way, Columbus; 614-539-1770

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

43230

YWCA Kids Place – Goshen Lane Elementary*

370 Goshen Lane, Gahanna; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

YWCA Kids Place – Lincoln Elementary*

515 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna; 614-478-5156

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star 

YWCA Kids Place at Chapelfield Elementary*

280 Chapelfield Road, Gahanna; 614-478-7280

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

YWCA Kids Place at High Point Elementary*

700 Venetian Way, Gahanna; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

YWCA Kids Place at Jefferson Elementary*

136 Carpenter Road, Gahanna; 614-224-9121

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43231

YWCA Kids Place at Hawthorne*

5001 Far View Road, Columbus; 614-882-8738

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 11 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: One Star

43232

Michael's Lil Angels Education Center*

6153 Radekin Road, Columbus; 614-868-3505

AGE RANGE: 6 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Three Star

PICKAWAY

43113

Circleville Elementary Preschool Extra Mile CES

100 Tiger Drive, Circleville; 740-474-2495

AGE RANGE: 8 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Five Star

43116

Y-Club @ Scioto Elementary

20 W. Scioto St., Commercial Point; 740-477-1661

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Four Star

43164

Westfall Y Club*

9391 State Route 56 W., Williamsport; 614-749-7041

AGE RANGE: 5 years to 12 years

STEP UP TO QUALITY RATING: Two Star