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Michelle's House Child Care

5407 Driftwood Road, Columbus, OH

Starting at $200/wk

(3)
I have a great group of children that are looking for a new playmate to share smiles, laughter, and fun. I have one opening for ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old. I am looking for a family with low contact or no contact employment that takes social distancing and all Covid guidelines seriously. I am striving to keep all families in my care safe and well while Covid-19 is a threat.

I have been providing child care in my home for 35 years. I began by caring for a neighbor's child while I was at home with my own young children. My plan was to enter the work force after the children began kindergarten, but, before they began kindergarten, another family in the neighborhood needed child care. And so began my career in child care. As the years went by, my children went to middle school, high school, and have finished college, and I still have "children at home". I fell into child care by accident, but after all these years, I still find it a fun way to spend each day!

I strive to ensure a safe, nurturing, and homelike environment for the children in my care. We have a wonderful playroom for the children. This provides a fun and safe area that is just for the children. Our backyard offers outdoor fun for all! The yard is enclosed with a 6' privacy fence and the play area is mulched with lots of play equipment. There is plenty of grassy area for running and playing. Our home is smoke-free, pet-free, clean and well-organized, while still being welcoming and comfortable.

Our day is routine and lightly structured, I keep meals and nap times on a consistent time schedule. During the "school year", we have planned learning activities. Our activities are pre-planned and are included in the monthly newsletter and calendar. I try to keep the learning fun, age-appropriate, and engaging for all ages of the children in our group. I provide the extra attention that home based care provides, along with preschool activities that promote early learning in a much smaller setting.

I was registered with Action for Children 1989 through 2016. Sadly this program has been discontinued. My husband and I have been fingerprinted and have background checks with local and federal databases, including the sheriff's office and a background check with Children Services. I have also completed over 200 hours of training in many aspects of caring for young children and the business of home based child care.

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Sawbury KinderCare

2680 Sawbury Blvd, Columbus, OH

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Welcome to KinderCare on Sawbury Blvd: serving families in Dublin and Worthington. Our KinderCare center is nestled in the Sawbury Commons neighborhood, located just off of Sawmill Road. Walk in our front door and you will immediately feel welcomed by our friendly staff and cozy environment. We are committed to inspiring children everyday and providing a happy, positive experience. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, cognitive, and physical development. Each room is designed to foster your child’s individual growth and development. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We provide transportation for school age children who attend six of our local elementary schools in the Dublin and Worthington school district. Please click on the map and directions tab for a complete listing of schools. We have very spacious playgrounds that are located away from main roads and traffic. Our playgrounds are well maintained through regular safety inspections and we follow all state required fall zone regulations. Whether your child has first words, preschool or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning. Please call us to schedule a visit so that we can tell you about all of our wonderful programs.

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Big Giggles Little Wiggles In Home Child Care LLC

1116 Upland Drive, Columbus, OH

Starting at $175/wk

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Hello! My name is Frances, I am the proud owner of Big Giggles Little Wiggles In-Home Child Care (BGLW).

BGLW is tax deductible. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, in all different backgrounds with ages ranging from infants to preteens. I have worked in several areas of child care including child care facilities, after school programs, nanny, babysitting and coaching. I have experience with multiples and certain special needs. I am also the oldest of seven children, so you could say teaching and caring for little ones comes naturally to me.
In my home we have a structured day including, but not limited to: circle time, music time, large motor skills/ group fitness/ outdoor play, sometimes art, story time, cognitive skill building, and developing fine motor skills. Our day also includes dedicated nap/quiet time depending upon the child's age. I provide lunch and two snacks depending on the drop off and pick up time of your child. In my in-home child care I use a child care app for all the children in my care. You can check on how your child is doing through out the day via your computer or on your smart phone. By utilizing this feature you will be able to see nap times and duration, meal time and consumption, medications that were given, diaper changes/potty times, as well as, personal messages with pics. All specific to your child, that only you will be able to see and enter information on.

For more details and information on any of my services please feel free to put in a referral through Care.com, or check out the social media for BGLW LLC and contact me that way.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my profile! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
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FAQs for finding preschools in Columbus

What types of preschool can I find in Columbus, OH?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Columbus, OH. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Columbus, OH for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Columbus, OH?
When you begin looking for preschools in Columbus, OH ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Columbus, OH.
How can I find a preschool near me?
There are currently 53 preschools in Columbus, OH on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Columbus, OH who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.