Children's Discovery Place at Polaris is an Award-Winning, one-of-a-kind, child care facility in the Lewis Center/Polaris community. We deliver exceptional care and exceptional education through strict quality review, low child to teacher ratios, a highly educated and experienced teaching staff, and a thorough educational program based on proven learning philosophies and the latest research.
Children's Discovery Place at Polaris serves children ages 6 weeks to 10 years of age. A variety of part-time schedules are offered for every age group. The program includes Kindergarten Enrichment and wrap around care for Olentangy Schools. The center currently offers Summer Camp for preschool - school age.
*If you are looking for the smaller, more exclusive center that views your child as an individual with enormous potential then Children's Discovery Place is for you! We are not a mega-chain and we do not believe in large scale cookie-cutter approaches to child care. Every child is different and special and we customize our lesson plans, educational curriculum, special events and daily routines around them.
Our classrooms are intentionally smaller and we limit enrollment for a better emotional and developmental experience. Our approach and level of quality is different from the rest and is the very best foundation for young children!
Don't miss out on reserving a spot as space is very limited - Come in and see for yourself today!
Children's Discovery Place at Polaris is now a SIX-TIME Level 1 Step Up To Quality Award Winner! SUTQ is a very prestigious award achieved through a quality-monitoring program that sets the highest standards in childcare.
Please join me in congratulating the entire staff on this amazing accomplishment. You can take great pride in knowing that your child attends the highest quality center in town!
COME SEE OUR FANTASTIC
We now have a huge 1,200 square foot space completely dedicated to our school-age children - including an awesome Media Room for great learning and fun!
Our School-age program offers so much:
Our extremely popular summer program with frequent field trips and structured fun!
Before and/or After school care with transportation to nearby Olentangy, Worthington and Westerville schools.
Full-time Kindergarten Wrap Around Care for all the local schedules including half day and every other day.
Kindergarten Enrichment for those children that need that extra challenge to prepare for kindergarten success.
Low ratios and limited class size for a positive environment and experience.
Call Heather or Linzy at 614-846-2429 to obtain information, schedule a tour and reserve a spot for 2014.
*NEW* Part-Time Preschool Program! Get our quality educational programming in a part-time schedule for parents who do not desire full-time care. Call today - space is limited for an optimal learning experience!
**Parents, there's always a fun activity to join! Catch Spring Photo's April 16th, Spring Fling Party April 18th, Parent Teacher Conferences April 21st, Science Fair April 30th and Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast May 9th! **
Get ready for another AMAZING SUMMER!
We are excited about this year's summer theme "Growing Up Wild". We will be exploring and learning about nature and animals this summer in a fun and engaging way!
Summer 2014 Activities at CDP for all Children:
Annie Jam Band - Every other Wednesday
Magic Show with Joe - June 11th
Father's Day Cookout - June 13th
Bounce House - June 17th
Mr. Eric's Music - June 24th
Dr. Insecta - July 8th
Water Show - July 16th
Mr Puppet - July 24th
PT Reptiles - July 29th
End of Summer Luau Party - August 8th
Fun field trips every week for School-Agers include weekly trips to the library to research weekly themes, weekly trip to park for exploring and picnic and 1-3 weekly field trips to a place of interest such as the The Columbus Children's Theater, Bowling, a Farm and much more!
WHY CHOOSE CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY PLACE:
LOW RATIOS: We believe your child deserves individual attention and care. We provide an environment with very low child to teacher ratios to allow for that individual attention, specific development and loving care.
GREAT SECURITY:We take every precaution when it comes to the safety of the children in our care. The building is accessible only via a key code entry system. All classrooms and playrooms are monitored via a closed circuit television system. The building is also completely monitored for both fire and safety, including an emergency panel that has direct dial capabilities.
QUALITY CURRICULUM: We believe a strong curriculum taught by experienced and highly educated teachers provides your child with an early advantage. We utilize the country's leading scientifically based, research-validated, comprehensive curriculum with guidance on teaching literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, we get the children excited about the results of education through Science Fairs, 'Mathapalooza', Read-A-Thons, Artist Shows, Music Concerts and so much more!
EDUCATED STAFF: We know that research has proven a direct correlation between a highly educated teaching staff and high quality child care. Therefore, we hire the best and brightest teachers to care for and educate your child.
HIGHER STANDARDS: We aim to excel beyond state requirements and standards to provide a higher level of quality care. We have received the prestigious Level 1 Award for 4 consecutive years from the Step Up to Quality program. We have also obtained numerous PERFECT licensing inspections and hundreds of compliments from childcare experts and inspectors, parents and families, and staff! See our Parent Section for What Parents are Saying About Us!
EXTRA's: We believe in going the extra mile to make life more stress free for our students and parents. We offer many conveniences and extra perks unique to our center - like FREE MUSIC CLASSES every month!
*CHASE EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT* (Offers and discounts may not be combined. Please see Center Director, Heather Hayes for current discount rates and any special promotions!)