Myrtle Avenue Center
at Linden Park Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center
Located in the heart of the Linden community, our Myrtle Avenue Center has been open since October of 2016. We enroll children ages 4 years through 5 years of age. This center is the result of an innovative partnership with the City of Columbus, Columbus City Schools, and the Child Development Council of Franklin County, Inc. We are grateful for the funding provided by Early Start Columbus that has made this partnership possible each year.
Center Director: Gwendolyn Milligan
Gwen has served as the Myrtle Avenue Center Director since June of 2018. Before becoming the Center Director at Myrtle, she served as a lead teacher. Gwen has extensive experience working with Head Start. She has served as a classroom teacher, an education coordinator, and as a center director. Gwen holds an associate degree in early childhood development from Columbus State Community College, a bachelor's degree in computer science from Wilberforce University, and a master's degree in early childhood development from Walden College.
As the Center Director, Gwen is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, staff management, and communication with our families. Gwen is very grateful for the support she was given by amazing educators her entire life. She looks forward to giving the same gift to students in her community.