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-TIMEStep 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!
Spring Registration Now Open for Part-Time Preschool: Our quality educational programming in a part-time schedule. M/W/F and T/R AM Classes available beginning March. Call Today!
COME SEE OUR FANTASTIC
We are getting ready to move to a 2,500 square foot space completely dedicated to our school-age children - including a Math & Science Exploration room, Reading and Writing Creativity Room, huge Media Room, Indoor Muscle Room, and of course the basic staples of Art, Dramatic play and Manipulatives 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 most local kindergarten schedules.
Kindergarten Enrichment for those children that want that extra challenge to prepare for kindergarten success.
Low ratios and limited class size for a positive environment and experience.
Call Heather at 614-846-2429 to obtain information, schedule a tour and reserve a spot for 2015 School Year. (Very few spaces for Fall 2015 are open).
We had another AMAZING Summer!
We had a wonderful summer program "Growing Up Wild". We enjoyed exploring and learning about nature and animals! See our Photo Gallery Page.
Summer 2014 Activities at CDP for all Children:
Annie Jam Band - Every other Wednesday
Magic Show with Joe - June
Father's Day Cookout - June
Bounce House - June
Mr. Eric's Music - June
Dr. Insecta - July
Water Show - July
Mr Puppet - July
PT Reptiles - July
End of Summer Luau Party - August
Fun field trips every week for School-Agers included 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 Step Up to Quality Award for 7 consecutive years! We have also obtained numerous PERFECT licensing inspections and hundreds of compliments from childcare experts and inspectors, parents and families, and staff! See our Referrals Page 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 and Donato Pizza Fridays!
*CHASE EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT* (Offers and discounts may not be combined. Please see Center Director, Heather Hayes for current discount rates and any special promotions!)