Check out listings for 212 full- and part-time programs, in partnership with Action for Children.

Finding high-quality child care is one of the most important issues working parents face. Yet it's also one of the most complicated.

To help you sort through some of the choices, Columbus Parent and Action for Children have partnered again on a Child Care Directory, which features 212 full-time and part-time providers, including child care centers, Type A (large) at-home caregivers, preschools and school-age programs.

Action for Children is a nonprofit child care resource and referral agency that has been serving Central Ohio since 1972. The organization has more than 1,600 providers in its database.

For this directory, we've narrowed the listings to providers that are not only licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or the Ohio Department of Education, but also are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) and/or have received Ohio's Step Up to Quality star rating. Seeking such accreditation or rating is voluntary.

The list of providers that meet these criteria is subject to change, sometimes on a day-to-day basis. New facilities may receive accreditation or a star rating, or, for a variety of reasons, providers might not be re-accredited or could have a change in their star rating. The information presented here is current as of Nov. 21, 2017.

Action for Children's resource and information specialists can explain public funding, licensing, accreditation and Step Up to Quality requirements and can guide parents through the search criteria and provide options including full-day and part-day centers, Head Start programs and home-based child care. There is no cost for these services.

Per Action for Children policy, Type B (small) at-home providers are not part of this list. More than 60 of these programs meet the above criteria; contact Action for Children to learn more.

For more information about Action for Children or its child care database, go to actionforchildren.org or call 614-224-0222 or 855-302-4453.

How to Read the Directory

The listings are broken into four classifications: Child Care Centers, which are full-time programs; Family Child Care, which are Type A (large) at-home providers; Preschool Programs, which are part time; and School-age Programs, which typically are part time.

Providers are listed by county, then ZIP code, then alphabetically within each section.

An asterisk after a facility's name means it accepts families who qualify for publicly funded child care from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Child Care Centers

DELAWARE

43015

LEADS Head Start

607 Sunbury Road, Delaware; 740-363-8810

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43035

Kinder Care Learning Center #1546*

96 Neverland Drive, Lewis Center; 740-549-0264

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43065

The Compass School

3989 N. Hampton Drive, Powell; 614-764-8844

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

43074

Noah's Ark Learning Center*

100 Tippett Court #103, Sunbury; 740-965-5437

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

FAIRFIELD

43112

Little Shepherd's Preschool*

4925 Plum Road NW, Carroll; 740-756-7529

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Small Wonders Learning Center*

4485 Carroll-Cemetery Road, Carroll; 740-756-4333

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43130

The Byrd Nest Childcare*

2684 N. Columbus St., Lancaster; 740-653-9900

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

First Impressions Early Learning Center*

2642 U.S. Route 33 NW, Lancaster; 740-681-7040

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 14 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Small Wonders Learning Center*

505 Hocking St., Lancaster; 740-654-0200

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43147

Child's Play Learning Center

11795 Pickerington Road, Pickerington; 614-833-1836

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center #1682*

1545 Cross Creeks Blvd., Lancaster; 614-751-9707

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

FRANKLIN

43004

Michelle's Academy*

7297 Blacklick Ridge Blvd., Blacklick; 614-759-9444

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Waggoner Academy Learning Center LLC*

968 N. Waggoner Road, Blacklick; 614-755-6336

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43016

Joyland Preschool/Childcare and Kindergarten*

5400 Wilcox Road, Dublin; 614-876-1263

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 9 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Kinder Care Learning Center #1241*

5757 Shannon Heights Blvd., Dublin; 614-764-0301

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Loving Care Children's Center*

5037 Avery Road, Dublin; 614-771-5877

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43017

Bright Star Academy*

6567 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin; 614-717-9348

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

The Goddard School of Dublin

6239 Perimeter Drive, Dublin; 614-799-8870

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Dublin*

4960 Park Center Ave., Dublin; 614-761-2323

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Oxford School of Dublin*

5700 Blazer Parkway, Dublin; 614-792-2220

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43026

Children's Castle Educare*

4990 Roberts Road, Hilliard; 614-527-8445

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

The Crossing Community Church Child Nurturing Center*

4770 Britton Parkway, Hilliard; 614-777-5195

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

The Goddard School – Parkmeadow*

6074 Parkmeadow Lane, Hilliard; 614-771-8700

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Kinder Care Learning Center*

3885 Berry Leaf Lane, Hilliard; 614-850-0180

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Avery*

4705 Avery Road, Hilliard; 614-777-1077

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Ridge Mill #634*

3700 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard; 614-771-8909

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Rainbow Child Care, Too*

5599 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard; 614-777-0440

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Tomorrow's Child Preschool and Learning Center

3975 Brown Park Drive, Hilliard; 614-876-6756

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43054

Kinder Care Learning Center – New Albany #000556*

5524 New Albany Road E., New Albany; 614-775-0014

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

43068

Christian Village Academy

6950 Americana Parkway, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-6341

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg*

6411 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg; 614-866-1422

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 13 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Kinder Care Learning Center*

6477 Centennial Drive, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-3750

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Kinder Care Learning Center #707*

6601 Bartlett Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-866-4446

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

Accreditation: NAC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Kinder Care Learning Center – Reynoldsburg*

6720 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-868-9422

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

43081

American Learning Center

5454 Westerville Road, Westerville; 614-882-2100

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center*

1255 County Line Road, Westerville; 614-901-4000

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center*

861 Eastwind Drive, Westerville; 614-890-1234

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Sunbury*

1231 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville; 614-523-0277

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Milestone Lane*

141 S. State St., Westerville; 614-865-4611

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Vineyard Early Childhood Center*

6000 Cooper Road, Westerville; 614-259-5448

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43085

Kinder Care Learning Center – Worthington*

401 Park Road, Worthington; 614-848-3002

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

43110

Heaven Sent Children's Academy*

5616 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-920-2229

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Heaven Sent Children's Academy II*

5624 Gender Road, Canal Winchester; 614-920-2229

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

YMCA Jerry L. Garver Child Care Program*

6767 Refugee Road, Canal Winchester; 614-834-9622

Age range: 3 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43119

Kinder Care Learning Center*

1145 Norton Road, Galloway; 614-870-6166

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

43123

The Enrichment Center – Grove City*

4200 Kelnor Drive, Grove City; 614-875-0514

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center – Grove City*

2274 Stringtown Road, Grove City; 614-875-6363

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

43125

Kiddie Kare*

4085 Venture Place, Groveport; 614-795-2273

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 13 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43201

Indianola Children's Center*

1970 Waldeck Ave., Columbus; 614-262-1090

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Schoenbaum Family Center & CDCFC Head Start*

175 E. Seventh Ave., Columbus; 614-247-7488

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43202

The Ohio State University Child Care Program – Ackerman Road*

725 Ackerman Road, Columbus; 614-292-4453

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

43203

Columbus Early Learning Center – Eastside*

240 N. Champion Ave., Columbus; 614-253-5525

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

R.F. Hairston Early Learning Center*

400 N. 20th St., Columbus; 614-252-6876

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

43204

CDCFC St. Agnes Head Start Center*

2350 W. Mound St., Columbus; 614-272-9340

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Family Focus Learning Center LLC*

3425 Great Western Blvd., Columbus; 614-230-2001

Age range: 3 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Glenwood Center for Early Childhood*

2833 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-274-0283

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Hilltop Preschool*

2473 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-279-9991

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43205

Columbus Early Learning Center – Broad Street*

760 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-221-6102

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 3 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Nationwide Children's Hospital Employee Child Care Center*

650 S. 18th St., Columbus; 614-355-9450

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 3 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Our Kidz Enrichment & Child Care Center*

1787 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus; 614-253-1234

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43207

Edwards Creative Learning Center*

3858 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus; 614-492-8977

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Kingdom Kids Day Care & Learning Center*

2645 Fairwood Ave., Columbus; 614-497-1103

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

My Second Home Early Learning School*

3777 S. High St., Columbus; 614-449-6688

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Prewitt's Playhouse Early Learning Center LLC*

1860 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-444-5000

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

South Side Learning and Development Center*

255 Reeb Ave., Columbus; 614-444-1529

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Starting Point Learning Care LLC*

2533 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-491-1914

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 15 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

YMCA Columbus Urban League Watkins Elementary School Head Start

1520 Watkins Road, Columbus; 614-625-3989

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43209

Chosen Kids Learning Center LLC*

2545 Petzinger Road, Columbus; 614-338-6405

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Eastminster Child's Play and Learning Center*

3100 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-231-0222

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Washington Square Day Care Center (Creative Child Care)*

2525 Petzinger Road, Columbus; 614-235-7979

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 8 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43210

Ohio State University Child Care Center – Buckeye Village*

2724 Defiance Drive, Columbus; 614-292-4453

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

43211

CDCFC Linden Park

1400 Myrtle Ave., Columbus; 614-264-5153

Age range: 4 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

CDCFC Rosewind Head Start*

1400 Brooks Ave., Columbus; 614-297-8755

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43212

Holy Trinity Child Development Program

2001 Northwest Blvd., Columbus; 614-486-2895

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 8 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43213

C. Ray Williams Early Childhood Center*

4738 Kae Ave., Whitehall; 614-417-5680

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Church of the Redeemer United Methodist Preschool & Child Care

235 McNaughten Road, Columbus; 614-861-7271

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Creative Child Care – East*

5831 Westbourne Ave., Columbus; 614-864-2424

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 8 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

DSCC - Child Development Center

3990 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-692-2852

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Fresh Start Learning Academy II*

3500 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-237-3279

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Jelly Bean Junction*

173 S. Yearling Road, Columbus; 614-235-5300

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Today's Child Learning Center*

3715 E. Main St., Whitehall; 614-235-0096

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43214

Casey's Kids*

700 Jasonway Ave., Columbus; 614-340-4898

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

North Broadway Children's Center*

48 E. North Broadway, Columbus; 614-262-6222

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Ohio Health Children's Center (Bright Horizons)

835 Thomas Lane, Columbus; 614-566-4847

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Olentangy Church Child Care

3660 Olentangy River Road, Columbus; 614-459-9383

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Play & Learn Christian Child Care*

35 E. Stanton Ave., Columbus; 614-846-7576

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43215

Bright Horizons at Capital City

277 E. Town St., Columbus; 614-227-0550

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 6 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

C. James Grothaus Child Care Center

275 E. Broad St., Columbus; 614-227-2995

Age range: 2 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

The Childhood League Center

674 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-253-6933

Age range: 2 years to 6 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Children First Inc.

77 S. High St., Seventh Floor, Columbus; 614-466-0945

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Heavenly Kids Center for Learning*

404 E. Mound St., Columbus; 614-221-5750

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Nationwide Children's Hospital Child Care Center*

255 E. Main St., Columbus; 614-355-0600

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43219

ECE and Family Center CDCFC Head Start*

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-342-5837

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

F.C.I. Too! Early Learning Academy*

2511 Mock Road, Columbus; 614-471-8486

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 11 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Joyful Beginnings Children's Learning Academy*

1825 Woodland Ave., Columbus; 614-253-6886

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Little Gems Learning Place LLC*

2030 Leonard Ave., Columbus; 614-258-4367

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Mother's Helper Inc.*

2140 E. Fifth Ave., Columbus; 614-253-2000

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

St. Stephen's Community House – Christ Child Center*

1500 E. 17th Ave., Columbus; 614-294-6347

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

YMCA Early Learning Center*

2879 Johnstown Road, Columbus; 614-342-5836

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

YWCA Family Center Safe & Sound*

900 Harvey Court, Columbus; 614-253-3910

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43220

Atonement Lutheran Preschool

1621 Francisco Road, Columbus; 614-451-5212

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

E & J Care Center Properties DBA Arlington Children's Center*

1033 Old Henderson Road, Columbus; 614-451-5400

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Jelly Bean Junction Learning Center Inc.*

1123 Bethel Road, Columbus; 614-451-5200

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Kinder Care Learning Center #889*

2001 Bethel Road, Columbus; 614-457-0754

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Meadow Park Children's Center*

2425 Bethel Road, Columbus; 614-451-8814

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43221

Kare-A-Lot Children's Center – Riverside Drive*

3164 Riverside Drive, Columbus; 614-481-9532

Age range: 2 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43223

Fresh Start Learning Academy III*

1933 Vaughn St., Columbus; 614-274-7240

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 14 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Gladden Community House Preschool*

183 Hawkes Ave., Columbus; 614-227-1624

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

YMCA Hilltop Educare Center*

1952-A W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-752-8877

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

YMCA West Central Preschool*

1481 W. Town St., Columbus; 614-288-8084

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43224

CDCFC Capital Park Head Start*

2150 Agler Road, Columbus; 614-222-8519

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Creative Child Care – North*

1601 Shanley Drive, Columbus; 614-261-8153

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 8 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Kids Care Academy*

3360 Kohr Blvd., Columbus; 614-478-3269

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Linden Lutheran CDCFC Head Start

1230 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus; 614-262-9756

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Little Disciples Learning Center*

4142 Westerville Road, Suite 200, Columbus; 614-418-9444

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43227

Columbus Montessori Education Center*

979 S. James Road, Columbus; 614-231-3790

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Creative Minds Learning Academy*

927 S. James Road, Columbus; 614-237-9596

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43228

Designed for Destiny Child Care Center*

3530 Soldano Blvd., Columbus; 614-274-3530

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Jubba Day Care West*

3770 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-272-6860

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center*

5381 W. Broad St., Columbus; 614-851-1431

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center #514*

550 Fox Ridge St., Columbus; 614-870-7375

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Westland Day Care Center (Creative Child Care)*

485 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus; 614-276-2737

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 8 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43229

Helpful Hands Childrens Center*

1271 Morse Road, Columbus; 614-447-3403

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Junior Graduates Enrichment Center*

4807 Evanswood Drive, Columbus; 614-896-8080

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center – Tamarack*

1955 Tamarack Circle N., Columbus; 614-433-0625

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

North Branch YMCA*

1640 Sandalwood Place, Columbus; 614-885-4252

Age range: 3 years to 12 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43230

Connected Pathways Early Learning Center LLC*

496 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna; 614-418-7232

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Gahanna Children's College*

230 Agler Road, Gahanna; 614-476-2662

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Kinder Care Learning Center #1550*

1341 Cherry Way Drive, Gahanna; 614-475-2116

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center – Gahanna*

520 Morrison Road, Gahanna; 614-471-3665

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

Accreditation: NAC

The Sunshine House*

515 Waterbury Blvd., Gahanna; 614-418-9940

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43231

Connected Pathways Early Learning Centers LLC*

2753 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus; 614-714-0310

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Kids World Child Day Care Inc.*

2812 Morse Road, Columbus; 614-473-9229

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Kinder Care Learning Center*

2960 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus; 614-891-4323

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

Kinder Care Learning Center #708*

5351 Cleveland Ave., Columbus; 614-891-4444

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

43232

Future Scholars Learning Academy II*

6116 McNaughten Center, Columbus; 614-483-9192

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

Little Miracles Early Development Center*

4445 Reinbeau Drive, Columbus; 614-837-4564

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Little Scholars Learning Center*

3943 Groves Road, Columbus; 614-864-9641

Age range: 1 year, 6 months to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Michael's Lil' Angels*

6161 Radekin Road, Columbus; 614-860-0400

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

LICKING

43031

Child Care Unlimited Inc.*

650 W. Coshocton St., Johnstown; 740-967-8333

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43055

Licking County Family YMCA Child Care Center*

470 W. Church St., Newark; 740-345-9628

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

My Place Child Care and School Age Center LLC*

1335 E. Main St., Newark; 740-349-3505

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

Pride-N-Joy Preschool*

1319 W. Main St., Newark; 740-522-3338

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43056

Creative Minds Learning Center*

645 Heath Road, Heath; 740-522-0995

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 14 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43068

Kinder Care Learning Center*

8295 Taylor Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-868-5267

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 12 years

Accreditation: NAC

PICKAWAY

43103

Ashville Head Start

97 Miller Ave., Ashville; 740-983-2530

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

UNION

43040

Leads Head Start – Marysville

111 Morey Drive, Marysville; 937-642-1230

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Family Child Care

(Type A: Large At-home Providers)

FRANKLIN

43219

Columbus Imagine Daycare LLC*

3137 Jake Place, Columbus; 614-581-2787

Age range: 1 month, 2 weeks to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

MADISON

43162

Dempsey Day Care

361 Madison Drive N., West Jefferson; 614-879-4749

Age range: 2 weeks to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

Preschool Programs

DELAWARE

43015

LEADS Hylen Souders and Delaware Head Start

607 Sunbury Road, Delaware; 740-363-8810

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Liberty Early Education Center

7080 Olentangy River Road, Delaware; 740-548-2095

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43065

Powell United Methodist Preschool

825 E. Olentangy St., Powell; 614-847-3773

Age range: 2 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

FAIRFIELD

43102

Lancaster-Fairfield CAA Head Start – Amanda Center

328 E. Main St., Amanda; 740-205-8009

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43130

Lancaster-Fairfield CAA Head Start – Tarhe Center

425 Whittier Drive, Lancaster; 740-808-7705

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43147

Seton Parish Preschool

600 Hill Road N., Pickerington; 614-833-0482

Age range: 2 years to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

FRANKLIN

43017

Dublin Community Preschool

81½ W. Bridge St., Dublin; 614-889-0052

Age range: 2 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43026

CDCFC Hilliard Head Start

3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard; 614-876-4254

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Hilliard City School District Preschool

2874 Alton Darby Creek Road, Hilliard; 614-921-5050

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43065

CDCFC Chapman Head Start

8450 Sawmill Road, Powell; 614-718-8739

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Worthington CDCFC Head Start

1850 Sutter Parkway, Powell; 614-450-4971

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43085

All Saints Preschool

6770 N. High St., Worthington; 614-846-6080

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

St. John's Early Education Center

700 High St., Worthington; 614-885-2315

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Worthington Preschool

773 High St., Worthington; 614-885-3765

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43110

David Lutheran Christian Preschool

330 Groveport Road, Canal Winchester; 614-920-3517

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 6 months

Accreditation: NAEYC

43119

Columbia Heights Preschool*

775 Galloway Road, Galloway; 614-878-3738

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43204

YMCA Hilltop Preschool

2879 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-276-8224

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43205

CCS – Pre-K at Fairwood Alternative

726 Fairwood Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6111

Age range: 4 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43206

CDCFC Deshler Head Start

1254 Lockbourne Road, Columbus; 614-445-0409

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43207

Hamilton Preschool – Hamilton Local

775 Rathmell Road, Columbus; 614-491-8044

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

YMCA Head Start – Columbus Urban League Southside Center

475 Elwood Ave., Columbus; 614-445-0463

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43209

CCS – Pre-K at Broadleigh Elementary

3039 Maryland Ave., Columbus; 614-365-6144

Age range: 4 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

CDCFC Allegheny Head Start

3260 Allegheny Ave., Columbus; 614-235-2060

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43211

Columbus City Schools – Pre-K at East Linden Elementary

2505 Brentnell Blvd., Columbus; 614-365-5459

Age range: 4 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Columbus City Schools – Pre-K at Hamilton STEM Academy

2047 Hamilton Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5568

Age range: 4 years to 5 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43214

Overbrook Weekday Preschool

4131 N. High St., Columbus; 614-261-1029

Age range: 2 years, 8 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

School for Young Children

93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus; 614-267-0254

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 6 years

Accreditation: NAEYC

43223

Columbus City Schools – Special Needs Preschool at Highland

40 S. Highland Ave., Columbus; 614-365-5935

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43224

CDCFC North Linden Head Start

1718 E. Cooke Road, Columbus; 614-262-8190

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Innis Head Start

3399 Kohr Blvd., Columbus; 614-418-9890

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Maize Manor United Methodist Church Preschool

3901 Maize Road, Columbus; 614-267-4944

Age range: 2 years, 6 months to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

43228

YMCA Head Start – Cherry Creek YMCA

600 Fox Ridge St., Columbus; 614-878-7260

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43229

Avalon CDCFC Head Start

5220 Avalon Ave., Columbus; 614-882-6682

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

43230

Blacklick Gahanna CDCFC Head Start

500 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna; 614-342-5071

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

LICKING

43008

Leads Head Start – Buckeye Lake

10920 Mill Dam Road, Buckeye Lake; 740-928-3500

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43055

Flying Colors Public Preschool

119 Union St., Newark; 740-349-1629

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Leads Head Start – Newark Center

986 E. Main St., Newark; 740-345-1745

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43080

Leads Head Start – Utica

308 N. Main St., Utica; 740-892-2532

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

MADISON

43140

Miami Valley CDC – Fairhaven

1501 State Route 38 NE, London; 740-852-5412

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Miami Valley CDC – Madison Plains

47 Linson Road, London; 740-490-0654

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43162

Norwood Elementary Preschool

899 Norwood Drive, West Jefferson; 937-484-1557

Age range: 3 years to 5 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

PICKAWAY

43113

Pickaway County Head Start Circleville Center

145 E. Corwin St., Circleville; 740-474-7411

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

Accreditation: NAEYC

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43164

Westfall Head Start

9391 State Route 56 W., Williamsport; 740-986-9059

Age range: 3 years to 5 years, 11 months

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

School-age Programs

DELAWARE

43082

YWCA Kids Place at Alcott*

7117 Mount Royal Ave., Westerville; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

FAIRFIELD

43147

Heritage Elementary Y-Club*

100 East St., Pickerington; 614-834-9622

Age range: 5 years to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

FRANKLIN

43004

YWCA Kids Place at Blacklick Elementary School*

6540 Havens Corners Road, Blacklick; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43026

Rainbow Child Care, Too!*

5571-5575 Hilliard Rome Office Park, Hilliard; 614-777-5640

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Three Star

43068

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at French Run

1482 Jackson St., Reynoldsburg; 614-866-1422

Age range: 5 years to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at Rose Hill

760 Rosehill Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-390-4490

Age range: 5 years to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Four Star

Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg at Summit Road*

8591 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg; 614-370-3501

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star

43081

YWCA Kids Place – Cherrington*

522 Cherrington Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

YWCA Kids Place – McVay*

270 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

YWCA Kids Place – Robert Frost*

270 N. Spring Road, Westerville; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

YWCA Kids Place – Wilder*

6375 Goldfinch Drive, Westerville; 614-224-9121

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

YWCA School Age Program – Cherrington*

522 Cherrington Road, Westerville; 614-882-1475

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43119

Alton Hall – YMCA After School Program*

9882 Alton Road, Galloway; 614-276-8224

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

Darby Woods Elementary YMCA – Before & After School Program*

255 Westwoods Blvd., Galloway; 614-276-8224

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43147

Tussing Elementary Y-Club*

7117 Tussing Road, Pickerington; 614-834-9622

Age range: 5 years to 10 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43204

Valleyview Elementary Salk YMCA – Before and After Program*

2989 Valleyview Drive, Columbus; 614-276-8224

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43205

YMCA – Fairwood Elementary Before & After School Program*

726 Fairwood Ave., Columbus; 614-276-8224

Age range: 5 years, 6 months to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43207

Southwood Elementary YMCA – After School Program*

1500 S. Fourth St., Columbus; 614-276-8224

Age range: 5 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Five Star

43230

YWCA Kids Place – Lincoln Elementary*

515 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna; 614-478-5156

Age range: 5 years to 11 years

Step Up to Quality rating: One Star

43232

Michael's Lil Angels Education Center*

6153 Radekin Road, Columbus; 614-868-3505

Age range: 6 years to 12 years

Step Up to Quality rating: Two Star