Below is a list of the top and leading Preschools in Columbus. To help you find the best Preschools located near you in Columbus, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Columbus’ Best Preschools:
The top rated Preschools in Columbus are:
- Overbrook Preschool -a part-time preschool
- Hilltop Preschool -a best-practice preschool
- School For Young Children -a school offering a part-time preschool program
- Future Scholars Learning Academy -a preschool and daycare center
- The Goddard School of Dublin (Tuttle Crossing) -largest franchised preschool system
Overbrook Preschool is a part-time preschool that incorporates Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards in their school’s curriculum. They also adopt a Creative Curriculum which used a research-based assessment in planning for each child’s learning progress. Child-centered and teacher-directed, they ensure that all activities are a playful engagement and an avenue for learning.
Established in 1966, this Clintonville based preschool is manned by at least 2 teachers per class that are working as a team to ensure the children’s safety and to focus on their learnings and development while ensuring that the kids are having fun while learning.
Enrollment, Art Camp, Adventure Camp
“Excellent care for children with an emphasis on education, safety and development. All children learn respect for others, group participation, and good behavior. Great learning and physical activities are offered. The kids have loads of fun and the staff are the school’s greatest asset.” – Alan Lieberman
Hilltop Preschool is a Five Star preschool located at Hilltop neighborhood on Columbus’ west side. With over a decade of teaching young minds, this preschool was established in September 2009 by founder Jane Leach. Adopting best practice in their teaching system, they ensure a child’s future with the early childhood education programs that they offer.
Through experiential learning of music, science, literacy and mindfulness plus regular field trips, they are unleashing the full potential of the child in a fun and natural way possible. Providing a high level of care and attention, Hilltop Preschool strives to have 1 teacher for every 6 children to ensure proper guidance and nurturing care are given to each child.
Pre-K Curriculum, Full Day Classes, Meals Provided, Field Trips & Family Days
“My daughter loves it here… friendly staff.” – Aly Lee
School For Young Children
School For Young Children is a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited preschool that focuses on kids of 2 ½ through 5 years of age. Founded in 1969, their main philosophy is to allow a child’s development at their own pace while integrating free play using a variety of creative materials sure to unleash a child’s creativity and potential.
All teachers in School for Young Children are trained to understand a child’s development so as they can help the children in coping up with challenges and help them resolve it in a nice and courteous way. Each teacher has a special group of 6-7 children to get to know the kids further and to do fun activities while immersing a child to group interaction with other kids but still in respect of each child’s individuality.
Food and Snacks, Home Visits, Family Potlucks, Parent Education, Newsletter, Class Pictures
“Simply the best!!” – Christi Sineath
Future Scholars Learning Academy
Future Scholars Learning Academy is a preschool and daycare center that prided itself in going above and beyond when it comes to infant child care, toddler care and prekindergarten care for your kids. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, they provide breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner to the children under their care, free of charge.
Implementing Ohio’s Early Learning Educational Standards and with staff that truly cares for the welfare and education of each child, parents can be assured that each child will have a fun learning ambiance conducive to their child’s development both in character and intellect.
Preschool Program, Toddler Program, Infant Program
“I totally love Future Scholars! Both of my children have learned so much & continue to learn every day. From the teachers to the owner, they have always been caring & compassionate with my children. I LOVE FUTURE SCHOLARS! They will always have a special spot in my heart. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK & INSPIRING THESE CHILDREN!!” – Sterrita Crockett
The Goddard School of Dublin (Tuttle Crossing)
The Goddard School of Dublin (Tuttle Crossing) is a premier preschool in the Dublin area of Columbus. Part of the largest franchised preschool system in the US with more than 30 years of child education, the Goddard school has consistently top-ranked in the education franchise under Franchise Times Top 200.
By adding Children’s Progress Academic Assessment or CPAA to their curriculum, they ensure that their school is more than a daycare that provides early childhood care and education. By enhancing the academic methods that they are providing each child and with highly trained and talented teachers, the Goddard School aims to ensure a child’s development and produce respectful, confident and cheerful learners and individuals.
Infant and First Steps, Toddler and Get Set, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten and Junior-K, Kindergarten, School-age, Safety, Food and Nutrition, Playground and Outdoor Classroom, Summer Camp
“We love The Goddard School! I’ve worked with several daycares over the years and this one is the best!” – Bridgette Lee Pauzé
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