Champion Avenue Center
at Champion Intergenerational Center
Located in the heart of the Near East Side community, our Champion Avenue Center has been open since March of 2014. We enroll children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and work closely with families to meet each individual child’s needs. This center is a part of a partnership with The Ohio State University and National Church Residences to bring different generations together in a structured learning environment. Every week, our young children and National Church Residences' older adults participate in creative activities like art-making, singing, and tai chi, and the result is a community that feels happier, healthier and a bit smarter.
Center Director: Natalie Clark
Natalie has served as the center director of Champion since the summer 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Natalie has 14 years of experience working in the childcare field. She is passionate about working in the early childhood education field and enjoys all the rewards it has to offer.
As the Center Director, Natalie is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, staff management, and communication with our families. She believes the foundation of a quality childcare center is built upon positive, respectful relationships that foster community and inspire children to be responsible for their learning achievement and personal behavior.
In her free time Natalie enjoys spending time with her 6 grandchildren, traveling, crossword puzzles, and listening to soft music.