Exceptional Care. Exceptional Education.


Children’s Discovery Place at Polaris is an Award-Winning, one-of-a-kind, child care facility in the Lewis Center/Polaris Parkway community.  We deliver exceptional care and exceptional education through strict quality review, low child to teacher ratios, an 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 nearby  Olentangy, Westerville and Worthington Schools.  The center currently offers an action-packed Summer Camp for school age children!

*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 SEVEN-TIME 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!



Our School-agers have moved to a 2,500 square foot space completely dedicated to them.  The new larger space includes 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 Manipulative’s for great learning and fun!

Our School-age program offers so much:

  • Our extremely popular action-packed 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.
  • Part-time Preschool for parents who do not need full-day care but want to enrich their child’s educational experience before they enter kindergarten.  These programs are only 3 hours per morning and can be scheduled as 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.
  • Low ratios and limited class size for a positive environment and experience.

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Call Colleen at 614-846-2429 to obtain information, schedule a tour and reserve a spot for the 2015 School Year. (Very few spots remain and are on a first come first serve basis).

September brings the New Children’s Discovery Garden area, more fresh fruit & veggies on our snack menu, and our classrooms have all had mini-makeovers!  A great way to kick off the new school-year!

Check out the calendar for our Upcoming Events!
Call today to reserve your child’s spot for fun and learning.


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!

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!

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.

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.

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!


(Offers and discounts may not be combined.  Please see Center Director for current discount rates and any special promotions!)

9331 S. Old State Rd
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(Just south of Polaris Parkway)

(614) 846-2429

 email: colleen@childrensdiscoveryplace.com