Child care preschool guide


Maria Early Learning Center
4651 Monroe St., Toledo
Maria Early Learning Center, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, offers caring love and education for children from six weeks to six years. Daily the children experience prayer and Christian values.  
A play-based Center, Maria Early Learning offers children many opportunities to nurture their imagination, creativity and social skills.  An online curriculum, PreschoolFirst, guides teachers in planning those activities that will enhance each child’s developmental skills. 
Preschool teachers implement the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards and Spanish is taught in Preschool I & II classes.
Maria is open from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.; part-time care is available for preschoolers.

Sylvania Franciscan Academy
5335 Silica Dr., Sylvania
Sylvania Franciscan Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, offers a comprehensive Preschool Program, including the interactive Key Program.  Small group activities, thematic topics and hands-on experience allow students to strengthen writing skills, numerical and basic literary skills.
Key is designed to expand the math and language skills developed in the preschool curriculum.  Small groups of 7-10 students work closely with teachers according to their educational needs.  KEY focuses on a variety of areas including: enhancing knowledge of various types of literature and creative character development, letters and the sounds that they make, writing skills, sharing and participation in front of a group, small group team work and interaction, early math concepts, learn pre-reading skills and creativity through proper cutting skills.  Students learn proper computer lab behavior, the parts of a computer and correct equipment usage to enhance fine motor skills. Call 419-885-3273 to schedule a tour.

Fairgreen Preschool3220 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo
At Fairgreen Preschool, we believe that children are individuals with unique personalities.  Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the whole child in an atmosphere filled with opportunities for creative play experiences.  The teachers at Fairgreen are warm and affectionate.  They are patient and understanding with enough flexibility to handle any situation with ease.  They have had experience in working with young children and possess knowledge of a child’s growth and development.  Fairgreen Parent Cooperative is a high quality early childhood program.  We provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, and intellectual development of young children.

Kidz Watch
6819 West Central, Sylvania
3150 Bostwick, Perrysburg
842 S. Wheeling, Oregon
Kidz Watch® Flexible Preschool Program, just Drop-In! Qualified university trained staff. Various themes provide opportunities to develop social, cognitive, language, math, fine and gross motor skills in a relaxed and caring environment. Lots of fun activities and caregiver interaction with your child.

Sensational Kids Daycare6060 Merger Dr., Holland
Sensational Kids Daycare and Learning Center combines education with development.  Our mission is to provide a quality developmentally based program for all children.  A unique feature of Sensational Kids is the staff’s ability to help children experience learning and social interaction.  Our staff ratio is set above the required level of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services so that we can create a safe environment for our growing children.  We offer a preschool program where your child will benefit from a small classroom as well as an educational curriculum that is adjusted to their developmental skills.  For further information contact us at 419-724-5434 or

Montessori Day School
5559 West Bancroft Rd., Toledo
Montessori Day School believes that children enter this world with an instinctive search for knowledge. We create an environment which supports a child’s need for movement, love of order, and a drive for independence. Our extensive curriculum provides a strong foundation for academic excellence. Our goal is the development of autonomous and responsible children who are life long learners and problem solvers.

Foundations Early Education Center
1555 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo
(Near Glendale)
Foundations Early Education Center is committed to providing quality care, education and social experiences in a warm and nurturing environment.  The center recognizes children as individuals and builds a unique care and education plan to meet the developmental needs of each child.  Foundations’ curriculum addresses creativity and growth in all areas of a child’s development and provides an environment that is developmentally appropriate, hands on and play based.  FEEC provides care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Age Children.

YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo
YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo is the largest provider of child care in the area, serving more than 2,000 children each day at 31 locations. Care is offered for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years through early education, school-age, 2nd shift and summer programs.  Care is also provided on non school days.  Early education provides a Creative Curriculum with enriching activities to encourage physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language development.  School-age programs provide a Healthy Kids Curriculum with activities that help children grow physically, emotionally and intellectually.  The YMCA/JCC provides flexible care and rates to meet your family’s needs.

The Toledo Zoo’s P.L.A.N.T. (Playing and Learning About Nature Together)
2700 Broadway St., Toledo
Preschool offers 3 and 4-year-olds a chance to discover the natural world in an exciting program of discovery! Unleash your child’s imagination, cultivate those important readiness skills for school, and develop both fine and gross motor skills through play and interaction. Along the way, your child will discover animals and nature, dramatic play, rhythm, music and movement, stories, science and math.
Plus, kids of all ages can gain new insights into nature and their favorite animals through the Zoo’s Conserve-atory Classes. Visit for a complete schedule and more information!

Sylvania Community Services Preschool & Childcare
Now registering for Preschool in two locations for children ages 3 – 5.  Before and after school care in 4 locations.  Summer camp programs.  Licensed by Ohio Jobs & Family Services & Ohio Department of Education.  Pay Only When You Stay!  419-885-2451.

Country Lane Tree Farm3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa
Visit the farm for educational and family entertainment! In the Spring: Easter Bunny Breakfast/Lunch & Hayrides and Farm Animal Tours for schools, home-schools, scouts & families. On the tour, milk a REAL, LIVE Cow, hold baby farm animals, feed goats on Goat Mountain and more!  Scout bonfires, hayrides and sleepovers are available Spring through Fall as well.  Birthday Party packages including Pony Rides, Water Balloon Wars & Corn Cannon Shoots.  Summer fun:  Teddy Bear Picnic Dayz & Pony Camps! Fall Fun: Picking your own pumpkin from thousands in our field!  Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Haunted Tree Maze, Farm Animal Tours, The Crazy Maze, Barrel Train Rides and Fresh Pressed Cider!  At Christmas, 1000s of  Christmas Trees to cut and visit Santa.   Go to for info or call 419-461-1298.

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns
4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns offers half day pre-school for 3 and 4-year old children and full day pre-kindergarten to 4 and 5-year old children. Each program is designed to address the unique and varied learning styles of children and provide every family with the academic and social environment that is best for their child. The foundation of our program is that children must feel safe and be happy at school in order for their love of education to grow and flourish. Call Michelle Kravetsky at 419-381-1775 ext. 133 for additional information or visit our website at

Children’s Discovery Center
Downtown – 338 North St. Clair
Street, 419-255-4890
Franklin Park – 3839 Talmadge Road, 419-474-8303
Perrysburg – 11090 Avenue Road, 419-874-8203
Perrysburg – 7033 Lighthouse Way, 419-872-4510
Southwyck – 2303 Cheyenne Boulevard, 419-865-8191
Waterville – 8011 Dutch Road, 419-878-8689
Holland – 1640 Timberwolf Drive, 419-861-1060

Children’s Discovery Center provides the opportunity for your child to discover the world in his or her unique way. With programs based on the world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach to learning, your child’s unique interests and abilities are nurtured and developed. The single most important element of the Reggio Emilia approach is the image of the child as strong, powerful, and capable. This thought permeates every level of the learning process and every program offered at CDC.

Toledo Christian School
Eagle’s Nest Preschool
and Pre-Kindergarten
2303 Brookford Dr., Toledo
·Children must be three years old for preschool and four years old for pre-kindergarten by September 30th.
·Class ratio is 1:12 for preschool and 1:14 for pre-kindergarten.
·Play-based curriculum with developmentally appropriate activities in our preschool
·Kindergarten readiness curriculum with developmentally appropriate activities in our pre-kindergarten
·Daily Bible lessons
·Licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
·ODE Early Learning Content Standards followed and taught from a biblical worldview
·Weekly music, art, gym, and library classes
·Before (7:00 a.m.) and After Care (until 6:00 p.m.) provided at no extra charge
If you have questions please contact Susan Gioiella at 419-389-8700 x144 or

Toddlers Schools
Toddlers Schools has seven convenient locations in Toledo and the surrounding area. We have been licensed for over 50 years!   We provide transportation and offer your child a friendly, educational and clean environment.  All of our centers serve children 6 weeks up to 12 years old.  We have video monitoring and furnish free hot meals.  We participate in the Step Up To Quality program monitored by ODJFS. Our staff members are certified and trained.  We are members of Ohio Association of Child Care Providers.   We welcome new families to come and visit. Enroll today and receive $100 gift card or one free week of child care.

Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the region’s premier college prep program attracting students from P3 through 12th grade. Maumee Valley serves 496 students with broad academic interests and diverse backgrounds. Our program is noted for its small class sizes (10:1 student-to-teacher ratio), challenging curriculum, and supportive community that prepares students to engage with the world.

Einstein Montessori
5039 Dorr St., Toledo
The new Montessori childcare center features an open classroom concept that wraps around a huge indoor playground. Most people are familiar with Montessori schools, but are unsure of what makes them different from traditional preschools. Montessori is a teaching philosophy that encourages the inner spirit of a child to shine. The hands-on materials and child-focused curriculum is appropriate for children of all learning abilities. Plus, Einstein Montessori is competitively priced; not more expensive than other preschools in the Toledo area. Call us to arrange a private tour!

West Side Montessori Center
2105 N. McCord Rd., Toledo
Different method. Better outcomes. From the smallest toddlers to eighth grade adolescents, students at West Side Montessori are helped to reach their potential. Based on the methodology developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, West Side provides a rich academic curriculum with life skills that focus on the development of the whole child.
West Side is accredited by the American Montessori Society, NCA and CITA, and meets all of the State of Ohio curriculum requirements for K-8.

Sylvania First United Methodist Nursery School
7000 Erie Street, Sylvania
Sylvania First United Methodist Nursery School is an innovative and exciting place to learn.  Classes are for ages 3 through 5 and meet from 9am to 1pm Monday – Friday.  We use multiple classrooms to maximize learning.  Our program helps to prepare your child for the new all day kindergarten requirement of the state.

Trilby Day Care
6030 Secor Rd., Toledo
Open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Trilby Day Care is for infants four weeks old and up through school age children twelve years old. Our philosophy is to respect the individual child and their learning level, offer a rich multi-sensory educational setting and a stable nurturing environment providing the child with a sense of security. We promote the development of positive social interaction, appreciation of cultural variation and always work with families toward mutual goals for each child.