Provide a center where children are given a safe place to play and learn.
Provide a place to gain Biblical understanding.
Provide a place to develop skills to succeed in Elementary School and beyond.
We offer part time and full time programs, available for all age groups.
Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center was founded in August 1981 as a ministry of North Church. We are dedicated to working with children and families to create a nurturing environment where children will be stimulated and encouraged to develop social, physical, emotional and intellectual skills.
To be the PREFERRED educational child care center in the Forest Park, Northland, Columbus and surrounding areas where families will want to utilize all our services from 18 months through 5th grade.
- Center Hours 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
The preschool enrollment is for children 18 months-5 years
We accept children up to 12 years old for before and after care and during the summer
The Ohio Department of Health requires that each child 18 months to 5 years be current on immunizations. Updated medical and immunization record must be kept on file at Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center.
- Fully licensed by Franklin County Jobs & Family Services as a Step Up to Quality star rated center. We are routinely inspected by the Health Department, Fire Department, and the USDA Federal Food Program.
- Children that attend all day for preschool or school age holidays and Summer Day Camp must be in attendance no later than 9:00 am unless they have a doctor's excuse. School agers being transported to school must be at the center by 8:00 am to prepare for transportation to their designated schools.
- All Preschool & Pre-K children must be FULLY potty trained and able to go to the bathroom by themselves upon enrollment.
- We participate in the Federal USDA Food Program for Children and provide a breakfast of cereal, fruit & milk; a hot lunch; and a healthy afternoon snack at no extra cost to the child.
- Communication between our center and our parents is vital. Each parent will have a mailbox listed under your child's last name and needs to be checked daily.
- Bus transportation to & from the listed Columbus schools: Alpine, Whitethorne, Forest Park, Maize, Oakland Park, Parkmoor as well as transportation from St. Anthony & St. Matthias during normal school year.
- Before & After School Care provided for school age 5-12, along with all day care for school holidays.
- Summer Day Camp provided from June - August each year for school age K-5th grade.
- Our curriculum is geared to each age group's needs: Creative Curriculum for our Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K classes; Cincy After School for our Before & After School Age Care; and Activities & Strategies for Positive Youth Development for our school age Summer Day Camp.