Our toddler care program is designed to meet the developmental needs of toddlers. It provides experiences that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development. Within the center’s daily schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem solving and personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through first-hand experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher directed activities. Opportunities for solitary play, as well as group activities, are provided. Through play, children learn important lessons, such as how to manage feelings, emotions and relationships, cooperation, sharing and listening to others.


We offer preschool for children between ages 3 and 5. Our state licensed program is rooted in the concept that learning and play are interconnected. We provide a safe, engaging and consistent environment for all children. Our focus on education meets or exceeds the standards at public education preschool programs. We have adopted the Creative Curriculum for our program's education experience, and have implemented ASQ and ASQ-SE assessment modules to provide the richest experience for all children in our program.


We offer state licensed after-school care for students at Chillicothe City Schools, Unioto Schools, and Bishop Flaget at our YMCA site. We also offer after-school care at Huntington and Southeastern for grades K-5. Visit the after-school page for more information. After School Page

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