Center in Cincinnati, OH 45206
1301 E Mcmillan Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206
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Cincinnati Learning Center (CLC) opened in 1984 and was the first full day early childhood program in the city of Cincinnati to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition, the center holds a 3 Star rating, the highest possible from The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Step Up to Quality. Housed in a 150-year-old church building on the historical registry, CLC is known throughout the early childhood community for its creative use of unique and frankly challenging spaces.
Our center serves children and families from Walnut Hills, Avondale, Mt. Lookout, Hyde Park, and a variety of other greater Cincinnati communities. CELC and its centers are part of the United Way and the agency contracts with Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services to provide services to families who qualify for assistance based on their income. In addition our center is part of a collaborative project with Cincinnati Public Schools through the Ohio Early Learning Initiative.
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Our family has relied on CLC since my first child was born six years ago. She began attending CLC when she was nine months old and now my son is a Preschooler there. I remember the tears from the decision to take her to a daycare. We considered all the options carefully and decided on CLC. CLC will not feel like a daycare to you, but more of an extension to your family unit. My daughter is now a first grader and entered into Kindergarten well prepared for the experience- socially, emotionally and educationally. We continue to praise the staff of CLC for participating in our childrens sense of security, growth and development. We highly recommend CLC!!!
August 30, 2009
The philosophy of our child care center provides a basis for the types of activities available for the children and the kind of care they will receive in our center. Our core belief is that growth is a sequential and orderly process, and that each child has a personal pace and a unique way of developing physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. It is the role of the teacher to build on those things children are able to do in each of the growth areas by creating a rich environment and encouraging children to play. Classroom environments are designed to reflect the needs of the children at their individual developmental levels. The work of Piaget and Erikson provide the theoretical framework around which the curriculum is planned.
We support the rights and responsibilities of parents and the development and well being of families. The family is our foundation and is our starting point for developing services and program content. Together with the family the child is our focus. We believe that only through partnership with the family can the goals for our children be realized. A strong, trusting relationship between the family and our program is the foundation for achieving common goals in the best interest of our children. Together staff and parents create the best program for our children and families.
We have strong views and values about quality care and education. Our centers are required to meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards. The NAEYC guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice are the basis for the programs day to day pedagogical practice.