Program Overview

Ohio State is pleased to provide access to high-quality child care as part of its total rewards package. In order to serve as many Ohio State students, faculty and staff as possible, the Child Care Program offers a variety of enrollment options, including full day, half-day, partial-week and evening care.

The Child Care Program serves each child and family with exceptional early care and education, regardless of the type of enrollment or the amount of time a child spends in care each week.

We serve each child and family with:

  • Early childhood classroom teams that include teachers, assistant teachers and teaching aides working together to provide a secure, nurturing and challenging classroom environment that enhances children’s growth and development.
  • Implementation of The Creative Curriculum, a nationally recognized, research based approach to early education. The curriculum supports a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Indoor and outdoor space that allows children to explore, discover, move, and grow.
  • Two facilities to meet the needs of over 430 families in the university community.
  • Meals and snacks meeting USDA guidelines prepared daily in the on-site kitchen. A lunch and two snacks are served daily at both the Ackerman Road and Buckeye Village facilities; dinner and a snack are also served after 6 p.m. at the Ackerman Road facility. USDA Food Program funds are used to supplement food costs.
  • Administrators who value children, families and teachers first and who bring a diversity of experience and skills to their positions.

Program Details