Child Care Programs - Human Resources at Ohio State

Child Care Programs

The Ohio State University has a long history of valuing and excelling at early childhood education through three different child development programs. These programs support, nurture and enhance all areas of children’s development and are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive learning environment.

Ohio State Child Care Program
The Ohio State University Child Care Program, a department of the Office of Human Resources, provides quality developmentally appropriate early education for children 6 weeks through Kindergarten that allows families in the university community to participate in and fulfill their responsibilities to the university. Support for academic units is provided by offering opportunities for study and research by students and faculty. The Child Care Program is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Nisonger Center
The Nisonger Early Childhood Education Center provides quality child care to children with and without disabilities in an inclusive classroom environment. Nisonger is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and offers a full-day child care center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. All classrooms are led by degreed teachers, with additional supports provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals. Nisonger also provides early intervention and special education services for children with an identified disability.

Schoenbaum Family Center
The A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning at the Schoenbaum Family Center offers an immersive learning environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our highly-qualified teachers provide an effective, research-based curriculum and child care that focuses on language and literacy development, building essential social skills and love of learning and discovery. We are committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion and social justice. We also partner with the College of Education and Human Ecology and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy to engage in research and provide a training ground for undergraduate students in the field of early education.

Child Care Opportunities

A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning
(Schoenbaum Family Center)
Ohio State Child Care Program
(Ackerman Road)
Ohio State Child Care Program
(Buckeye Village)
Nisonger Early Learning Program
Location 175 East 7th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
725 Ackerman Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
2724 Defiance Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210
McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr.
Columbus, OH 43201
Hours Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
6 a.m. to midnight
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About As a national model for best practices, we provide high-quality, research-based education and child care to young children with a commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice. As an active and integral program of the university community, it is our mission to provide high quality child care and early education that allows families to participate in and fulfill their responsibilities to the university. As an active and integral program of the university community, it is our mission to provide high quality child care and early education that allows families to participate in and fulfill their responsibilities to the university. Our program provides care and education for children with and without disabilities in an inclusive learning environment. Our mission is to educate all children and empower families through supportive relationships, enriched learning environments, and acceptance.
Eligibility All families are eligible to attend An affiliation with the university An affiliation with the university Any family is eligible to attend. Approximately 1/3 of spaces are reserved for children receiving early intervention or special education services in Franklin County.
Ages 6 weeks to age 5 6 weeks to kindergarten 6 weeks to age 5 6 weeks to age 5
Class Size (Student/
Teacher Ratio)
Infants/Toddlers: 10 (1:5)
PreK: 20 (1:10)
Infants: 10 (1:4)
Toddlers: 10 (1:5)
PreK: 17 (1:8)
Infants: 10 (1:4)
Toddlers: 10 (1:5)
PreK: 17 (1:8)
Infants: 12 (1:4)
Toddlers: 14 (1:5)
PreK: 16 (1:6)
Accreditation 5 Star Step Up to Quality Rated Program NAEYC
PRAESIDIUM
NAEYC
PRAESIDIUM
Licensed by Ohio Department of Education
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