For over 133 years, Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC) has been providing high-quality early learning and care to Columbus children. Our tradition of affordable access to high-quality early childhood education has strengthened the lives of thousands of children, families and the communities in which they live.
To help young learners develop, families succeed, and neighborhoods thrive.
All children have an early learning experience that gives them a foundation for future success in school and in life.
Access, Equity and Inclusion
We welcome all children and families regardless of background and need.
The physical and emotional safety of our children and families is the foundation of our work.
Play to Learn
A child’s freedom to explore and create fosters meaningful cognitive, physical and social emotional development.
We promote organizational sustainability through learning and collaboration in our classrooms, conference rooms, board room and neighborhoods we serve.
Our early childhood professionals are driven by the respect and empathy needed to nurture each child’s excellence.
Making A Difference
Our team and community partners do what it takes to advocate for changing the landscape, systems and policies for early childhood education.
Take a Look Around
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