At CELC we work with children ages 6 weeks through 5 years and their families to provide holistic early education and care. Through responsive care giving and intentional teaching, we give children a foundation for future success in school and life.

Enrollment Inquiry


Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 6:00 pm


Infant: $230
Toddler: $200
Preschool: $180
*PFCC (formerly Title XX) is accepted.

Head Start

Early Head Start and Head Start is available for qualifying families at our Champion Avenue and Main Street locations.

Early Start Columbus

4 and 5-year-olds living in the Columbus City School District may qualify for tuition-free pre-k. Parents do not need to be employed to qualify.

2020 Family Guide

Contact our Director of Compliance and Enrollment, Andrea Clark, at aclark@columbusearlylearning.org if you have additional questions.

Our Centers

Our early learning centers are the cornerstone of the work we do. We use a play-based curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and positive discipline in our classrooms to meet the individual needs of each of our students. Our child-to-teacher ratios exceed state requirements, allowing our teachers to provide more attentive care and individualized instruction.