Columbus Parentís first issue of 2011 is out today!

In it, youíre going to find a pull-out directory with nearly 200 childcare centers and preschools. We created this directory with the help of Action for Children, a nonprofit childcare resource and referral agency that has been serving Central Ohio families since 1972. Also included in the issue are articles about how to read a state-inspection sheet at childcare centers, what to look for in an at-home childcare provider, and how to find the right childcare for your infant, preschooler or tween.

And donít miss our Columbus Parent Profile. This month super-dad Chris Spielman tackled our Q&A, and we think youíll find his answers fascinating, funny and more than just a little poignant!

Plus thereís our Anatomy of a Diaper Bag (with all kinds of cool infant-care products and a stylish, locally-made bag to pack them in), a birthday party at a candy store, a playground review from an ice-cream factory, and a family-friendly spotlight tour of Hilliard.

Itís all in the January Columbus Parent. Just click here to reach our zip-code searchable directory for a location where you can pick up your FREE copy!