South Side Learning & Development Center is a member of the National, the Ohio, and the Columbus Associations for the Education of Young Children, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Human Service Chamber and the Ohio Association of Child Care Providers. We offer high-quality early education and care for children from 6-weeks to 5 years old. Families can enroll their children in our Birth-3, Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms.
Why Parents Chose Our Program:
96+ years of proven quality early education.
Program emphasis on kindergarten readiness, maximizing optimal development from birth to kindergarten.
Variety of program choices: Head Start; Early Head Start; Early Start Columbus; Ohio Dept. of Education – Early Childhood Expansion of Public Pre-K; Publicly Funded Child Care (Title XX); and Private Pay.
Maintain high quality as evidenced by Five-Star Step Up To Quality rating and national accreditation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Professional, degreed and certified teachers who develop and implement curriculum driven program.
Ongoing child assessments help focus both group and individualization of program activities.
Low teacher/child ratios.
Professionally planned, fresh, nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack prepared on-site and served daily during family-style meals.
Support for the entire family, including basic needs assistance; crisis intervention; employment assistance that includes internet access, job search assistance and resume preparation; and referral to GED classes provided by Godman Guild.
Publicly Funded Child Care (Title XX) processed entirely on-site.
Private Pay rates as low as $207 per week.
Accessible from bus lines; 3 miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio.