Early Education Child Care Center
1150 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The CCH Child Care Center offers high quality, caring child care for ages six-weeks through five-years-old with a focus on helping children develop the skills needed to succeed in school and in life. Private pay or Title XX government subsidy is accepted for those who qualify. Call early to begin enrollment. Waiting lists may apply.

Infants (ages 6 weeks to 18 months):
In the infant classrooms, the children follow their own individual schedules as they grow. Teachers assess age-appropriate growth and plan activities based on each child’s developmental needs.

Toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years):
Teachers in our toddler classrooms focus on the individual needs of the children, while helping them learn to become part of a group. Language arts, art, and conceptual activities are planned within a free-flowing schedule suitable to the needs of these young children. Learning centers focus on reading/numbers, development of physical skills (large movement and fine motor skills), home living and creative play.

Children ages 3 to 5 spend time on self-help, social skills, cognitive development and Kindergarten-readiness. This is done through activities such as: arts & crafts, group time (singing and reading), science exploration and pre-writing activities, field trips, large muscle play (inside and outside), fine motor skill activities, learning centers and classroom computers. Our Kindergarten Readiness Program helps prepare preschoolers for a smooth transition into their first year of school. The Kindergarten Readiness teacher helps children recognize their numbers, letters, and many other areas that help with being prepared for success in Kindergarten and the school years beyond.

Why Choose the Central Community House Child Care Center?

  • As a full-service community center following the settlement house philosophy, we are a neighborhood resource offering the services needed most right within your near east community. As part of the Central family, you will have access to caring role models and professionals, family strengthening/support, programs for basic/emergency needs, activities for all age groups and an array of community-building opportunities.
  • We have served this community since 1936, offering quality child care and preschool since 1969.
  • Graduates of the Child Care Center have the option to continue enjoying our community center by attending the Central Community House Afterschool Program or enjoying other school-age and family programs. Central can be a part of your family’s life for many years.
  • We have earned a Two Star Rating from Step Up to Quality, the voluntary quality rating program of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

“It really helps to have that extra support. I know I can go to Central staff with any needs. All the extra resources really help a one-income family budget. And the kids enjoy the library, COSI and field trips. I mainly love the community atmosphere, you can’t get that anywhere else.”

“My daughter is in the infant program and I love it! She learns and has fun at the same time, unlike other daycares who are just babysitters. My favorite thing is at the end of the day she is happy and excited to see me.”

“From the moment we walked into the Central Community House Child Care we felt welcome. The more I talked with the director, the more my reservations about placing my child in daycare were diminished. It is a wonderful feeling to know that my child is in good hands and she is excited about coming here!”