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  • Eligibility and Enrollment at The Center

    OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN! Inclusion is a core value to our early childhood program because we believe every child benefits by learning with and from each other and understanding that we all have strengths and we all have challenges. Additionally, all children benefit from our team of experts who create an enriched learning environment of developmentally appropriate, social, play-based classes. It prepares every child with skills for the rest of their life.
    On average, 87% of our typically developing graduates are ready to learn by kindergarten – a key indicator of future success!
  • Benefits Include:

    • appreciation of diversity, strengths & differences
    • fostering essential characteristics of empathy, compassion and kindness
    • enhanced learning environments through social and therapeutic experiences
    • play-based daily schedule and routine
    • learning based on a child’s natural curiosity
    • friendships and a sense of belonging
  • We have openings for:

    • 2 year olds (2 half days per week)

    Typically developing children pay tuition on a sliding fee scale.

  • Contact us to learn more about our programs or to enroll your child.

  • About Our Programs

  • The Childhood League Center offers top-quality education, therapies, and interventions to children with special needs, birth through age 6. We partner with families for a holistic, team approach to improve outcomes for every child. The Center’s school year program runs from September to May, but we accept referrals throughout the calendar year.

  • Our Programs:

    Early Intervention for Children with Delays
    (home-based, birth through age 3)
    Here’s what you need to know:
    • Your child must be linked with Help Me Grow and have qualified for services
    • Your child must live in Franklin County
    • We partner directly with you to gain skills to help your child

    If your child meets these qualifications or if you would like additional information, contact Megan Glathart at (614) 253-6933, ext. 204.

    If you suspect your child has a delay and but are not yet connected with Help Me Grow, contact Help Me Grow directly at (614) 227-9860 to make a referral.

    Toddler Classes for Children with and without Delays
    (Center-based, 2 years old)
    Here’s what you need to know:
    • Inclusion is a core value as we believe each child benefits by learning with and from each other
    • Every child benefits from our expert staff in our developmentally appropriate, social, play-based learning environment
    • Your child must live in Franklin County
    • You must be able to provide transportation to and from The Center

    To speak to someone about enrollment, contact Megan Glathart at (614) 253-6933, ext. 204.

    Important to note: The Center is primarily a special needs school and does not offer daycare services.

    For information on what you can expect regarding your child’s health and development during the first 5 years of life, review these milestones.

    Preschool for Children with Delays
    (Center-based program, ages 3 – 6)
    Here’s what you need to know:
    • Your child must have qualified for special education services through your local school district, as well as have an Individualized Education Plan (an IEP).
      We will also request your child’s Evaluation Team Report (ETR).
    • Your child must live in Franklin County
    • You must be able to provide transportation to and from The Center

    If your child meets these qualifications or if you would like additional information, contact Carla Bearden at (614) 253-6933, ext. 205. If your child does not have an IEP and does not have special needs, there are also limited preschool spots available for typically developing peers.

    Preschool for Children without Delays
    (Center-based program, ages 3 – 6)
    Here’s what you need to know:
    • Inclusion is a core value as we believe each child benefits by learning with and from each other
    • Every child benefits from our expert staff in our developmentally appropriate, social, play-based learning environment
    • Your typically developing child must be potty-trained
    • Your child must live in Franklin County
    • You must be able to provide transportation to and from The Center
    Important to note: The Center is an early childhood program and does not offer daycare services.

    For information on what you can expect regarding your child’s health and development during the first 5 years of life, review these milestones.

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