for Early Childhood
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Childcare/Preschool and Head Start for ages 6 weeks through 5 years
Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
We are licensed by the State of Ohio Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
We are currently pursuing our first star with the Step Up To Quality program. Step Up To Quality recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio’s licensing standards. www.stepuptoquality.org
Head Start – Child Development Council of Franklin County Partnership Program (CDCFC).
Publicly Funded Child Care – Also known as Title 20 – offers financial assistance to eligible needy parents to pay for child care while they engage in work and training efforts. Families whose income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines can receive payment for all or part of their monthly child care expenses. We have an annual contract with Franklin County for this service.
Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – We participate in this federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving child care. We are reimbursed monthly for food related expenses dependent upon the number of meals served through this program.
Each member of our staff is carefully chosen based on their professional demeanor, educational qualities and their caring dispositions. We are currently using a hiring resource provided by Action for Children called Centers that Care. Action for Children/Centers that Care has created a database of individuals who are looking for careers in Early Childhood. Our selection process begins by using Centers that Care’s database to look for appropriate candidates. Upon finding the appropriate candidates, we begin with a brief twenty-minute interview with questions meant to determine the competency level of the applicant. The next step is a more in depth interview process with several key staff. Lastly, the potential employee does a minimum of one four-hour working interview giving Glenwood Center the opportunity to see this person’s interaction with both the children and other staff members. After the working interview all references, both personal and professional are checked and a criminal check is completed. Upon being hire, all employees are placed on a nintey-day training period.
Our staff is the essence of our centers. It is our staff that creates a responsive and nurturing environment in which the children can thrive. Once a staff member is selected she/he is carefully supervised for the duration of their “training period”. During this time Glenwood Center for Early Childhood requires that the staff member complete the following classes: First Aid and CPR, Recognition of Child Abuse and the Management of Communicable Disease. After completion of these classes, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services by whom we are licensed requires an additional fifteen hours per year in the area of Early Childhood Development until they have reached 45 hours. Glenwood Center for Early Childhood encourages all employees to continue their professional development by requiring all staff to receive 6 hours of training each year in Early Childhood.