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: Ashley Wilcox
Ashley has served as the Champion Avenue Center Director since August 2017. Before becoming the Center Director at Champion, Ashley served as a lead teacher. Prior to joining CELC in 2016, she student taught and interned in various early childhood and special education classrooms in public schools in New York. Her experience in these classrooms has provided her with a skill set to engage with and teach children of varied developmental, cultural and skill levels. Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management as well as a Master’s from Hofstra University in Early Childhood and Special Education. She is working on completing her NYS Teacher Licensure in preparation of transferring her license to Ohio.
As the Center Director, Ashley is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, staff management, and communication with our families. Ashley looks forward to increasing access to high-quality education and child care for our families in an effort to close the achievement gap among children in low-income neighborhoods.