Taking the first step
You don’t want to leave your little tike alone, but sometimes life (or the need to relax) requires some personal time. We’ve found some of the best, local options to let your child grow, learn and prepare for kindergarten and beyond.
Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-381-1313 | mvcds.org
30 months-12th Grade
Preschool (starting at 30 months)— Three program options: Tuesday-Thursday 8am-11:15am; Monday-Friday 8am-11:15am; or Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Prekindergarten— Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Junior Kindergarten— Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Kindergarten— Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Young children will prosper in the richly educational and diverse environment of Maumee Valley. Preschoolers and kindergarteners will get a head start in their education with music, art, spanish, and physical education lessons throughout the week.
Fairgreen Parent Co-Op Preschool
3220 Laskey Rd.,
419-475-5367 | fairgreenchurch.net
At Fairgreen Preschool, we believe that children are individuals with unique personalities and our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of the whole child through creative play experiences. Patience, understanding and warmth from our teachers is crucial to promoting the physical, social, and intellectual development of a children.
Heatherdowns Early Learning Center
A highly trained and qualified staff of teachers with Bachelor’s degrees, specifically in Early Childhood Education, provides a nurturing, thoughtful environment for children as young as 6 weeks old. Safety is paramount, with all teachers required to participate regularly in First Aid, CPR, Prevention Communicable Diseases and Child Abuse in-service classes.
West Side Montessori
Toledo Campus: 7115 W. Bancroft | 419-866-1931
Perrysburg Campus: 13587 Roachton Rd. | 419-874-9385
13 months-8th grade
Half Day: 8:30-11:30am. Full Day: 8:30am-3:30pm. Extended: 11:30-3:30am.
Little House (13-40 months)— Full or Half Day, with the following day combinations: Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday.
Extended Day (11:30-3:30am) also available.
Children’s House (3 years old-Kindergarten)— Full or Half Day, Monday-Friday.
Afternoon Enrichment (11:30-3:30am) also available.
Child Care for all ages is also available from 7-8:15am and 3:30-6pm at both campuses.
Children age 3 and older will begin to explore Spanish and French languages. A music literacy program is also available for students to enjoy singing and dancing. After school programs such as yoga, ABC art, karate and Irish dancing are offered.
Children's Discovery Center
Downtown – 338 North St. Clair St., 419-255-4890
Franklin Park – 3839 Talmadge Rd., 419-474-8303
Perrysburg – 11090 Avenue Rd., 419-874-8203
Perrysburg – 7033 Lighthouse Way, 419-872-4510
Waterville – 8011 Dutch Rd., 419-878-8689
Holland – 1640 Timberwolf Dr., 419-861-1060
Children’s Discovery Center (CDC) provides the opportunity for your child to discover the world of learning in his or her own unique way. With an environment, programs and philosophy inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia educational model, your child’s personal interests and abilities are nurtured and developed. We view your child as an amazing, capable individual eager to learn and explore. With excellence as our mantra, this thought permeates every level of the learning process and every program offered at CDC. Come embark on a journey of nurtured learning with us.
St. Joseph Preschool Sylvania
5411 S. Main St., Sylvania
419-882-6670 | stjosephschoolsylvania.org
Morning Preschool Hours: 8:30-11:15am.
Extended Day Enrichment: 11:15am-3:30pm.
After-School Care program: 3:30-5:30pm
Before School Care program: 7:30-8:30am.
3 years-8th grade
Young minds blossom with hands-on, developmental education that fosters a love for God and for each other. Ages 3-5 enjoy daily activities, like “family-style” field trips and celebrations. Parents are given the freedom to choose the program perfect for their family’s needs, with enrollment options for morning preschool for 2-5 days per week. St. Joseph’s Catholic identity is the core of their mission, helping to develop the spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional growth of each student enrolled.
Little Sprouts Academy
4014 Elmhurst Rd.
419-754-1057 | littlesproutsacademy.com
Little Sprouts Academy was founded upon the belief that learning should be an enticing, memorable experience of early childhood. This is why LSA offers truly hands-on teaching, with a curriculum full of extras such as Spanish, American Sign Language, and Yoga, as well as live, secure webcams for parents to watch their students. Our focus is education and preparing students to be cognitively, socially, and emotionally ready for kindergarten.
Maria Early Learning Center
4651 Monroe St.
419-471-0170 | mariaelc.org
6 weeks-5 years
Maria Early Learning Center, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, offers caring, love and education. Children experience prayer and Christian values daily. Maria offers children many opportunities to nurture their imagination, creativity and social skills. The State of Ohio has awarded the Five Star rating to Maria for meeting quality standards over and above Ohio’s health and licensing standards.
Trinity Lutheran School
4560 Glendale Ave.
419-385-2301 | trinityvikings.org
3 year olds: 8:15-11:15am and 12:15-3:15pm on Tuesday and Thursday
4 year olds: 8:15-11:15am and 12:15-3:15pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Extended Day Care: 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday
3 years-8th grade
Trinity Lutheran School has been serving the Toledo area for over 140 years. Located on Glendale Avenue just east of UTMC, Trinity serves students from three years of age through the eighth grade. A recent winner of the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education is just one of the many accolades Trinity has accomplished over the years. Educating the whole child in the arts, sports, academics and Spiritual formation is key to Trinity’s success. Come see all that Trinity is about and see if Trinity is right school to partner with you in your child’s education.
Toddler Tech Child Care Center
4030 Royer Rd., (Next to Franklin Park Mall)
6:30am-6pm; 6 weeks-12 years
1540 Holloway Rd., Holland.
6:30am-6pm; 6 weeks-10 years
Toddler Tech is family owned and operated since October of 1985. Owned by Barbara Axe, RN and daughters Anna and Julia, Toddler Tech serves both the West Toledo/Sylvania and Holland area. Both programs are licensed to care for children from newborn to age 12 and are currently Star 4 rated through Step Up To Quality Ohio. Children enjoy daily nutritious meals and snacks. Toddler Tech also offers specialized programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool (including Kindergarten Readiness) and School Age (Before & After and Summer Day Camp).
3150 Bostwick, Perrysburg | 419-874-9678
*The listed early options are appointment only. Regular opening time is 8am weekdays*
6 weeks-12 years
6819 W. Central Ave., Sylvania | 419-843-2997
Long hours give busy parents the flexibility they need to work and give their child high quality education. Daily activities, like story time, arts and crafts, play, nap and snacks, keep the child engaged and excited. Creative Curriculum is used in the centers so children can learn about the world through hands-on activities. Breakfasts and snacks are provided by the center.
Over The Rainbow Early Learning Center
6765 Brint Rd., Sylvania
419-882-0734 | firstname.lastname@example.org
1809 N. McCord, Toledo
419-867-0057 | email@example.com
For children as young as 6 weeks old, Over The Rainbow offers a safe, nurturing environment for young minds to grow in. A large outdoor play area and classrooms are designed to facilitate individualized needs. Over The Rainbow’s program uses Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies, which is a theory and research based curriculum. This curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
4659 W. Bancroft
419-536-6503 | gatewaypre-k.com
2 and a half years – 6 years
Gateway School believes early childhood should set the precedent for a successful adulthood— full of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery. Children enjoy a variety of experiences with an emphasis on active participation. Students work with teachers to let a young child’s confidence blossom in a safe, encouraging environment.