|Name:||Cincinnati Early Learning Center - Downtown/YWCA|
|Type:||Day Care Center|
|Day Care Center Address:||898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202|
|Day Care Center Phone:||(513) 361-2111|
|Child ages:||6 weeks - 5 years|
|Day Care Center Website:||http://www.celcinc.org|
Day Care Center Description
The Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, Inc. (CELC) is a nationally accredited, non-profit, United Way agency managing six childcare centers throughout Greater Cincinnati. The centers provide quality child care for children ages three months through eleven years. CELC began contracting with the United Way & Community Chest in 1983 and became a United Way agency in 1991. The corporation became the first non-profit agency in Cincinnati to have all of its sites accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All setting a standard of excellence for those in the childcare field, the centers of CELC provide a developmental and constructivist approach to education while greatly valuing its diverse clientele.
CELC, Inc. was founded in 1981. Acknowledging a desire to serve a greater diversity of clients, CELC applied for and received non-profit status in 1983. From here, the single childcare center eventually expanded to six centers, each named after the community in which it was located. CELC, Inc. became the umbrella name for the agency. A board consisting of parents, early childhood professionals and community members joined together to manage this non-profit agency. The centers opened in the following order: Harrison (location of original site -1980), East Walnut Hills (1983), Walnut Hills (1990), East End (1995), Westwood (1997), and downtown managing the YWCA Early Childhood Education Program (2006).
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Monday through Friday
Kathy Benkert, Director
The YWCA Early Childhood Education Program is housed in the YWCA building located in downtown Cincinnati. The center offers a strong educational program and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Our center serves children and families from the downtown community as well as a variety of other greater Cincinnati areas. CELC and its centers are part of the United Way and the agency contracts with Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services to provide services to families who qualify for assistance based on their income. In addition our center is part of a collaborative project with Cincinnati Public Schools through the Ohio Early Learning Initiative.
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Cincinnati Early Learning Center - Downtown/YWCA
898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202