About A Child's Garden

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A Child's Garden is a private, part-time early learning center for children ages 30 mos - 6 years. Typical enrollment is around 200 with a staff of 21.

A Child's Garden was founded in 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio by owner and director Marty Smith with the goal of providing expectional teaching and growing experiences for preschool aged children. Years later A Child's Garden continues to excel, and is a Step Up To Quality 5-Star Rated Preschool in Ohio.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides for all areas of a child’s development…Social, Emotional, Cognitive, and Physical…through an integrated and interactive approach to learning.

A Step Up To Quality 5 Star Rated Ohio Preschool

A Child's Garden is a Step Up To Quality 5-star rated preschool in the state of Ohio.

Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.

What Does A 5-Star Rating Mean?

  • Lower Staff/Child Ratios.
  • The administrator and teachers have higher education qualifications.
  • The administrator and teachers complete more than 20 hours of specialized training every two years.
  • Teachers develop lesson plans that support each child’s growth.
  • The program completes assessments to evaluate and improve the learning experience.
  • The program values its families and community.
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To find out more information, visit Ohio Department of Education, Job and Family Services or visit Early Childhood Ohio.

Safety and Security

A Child's Garden takes the safety and sceruity of your child seriously.

  • All exit doors are kept locked at all times.
  • For added security, a key pad entry system has been installed on the front door and a code is given to parents and guardians to gain access to the building.
  • The administrator and teachers complete more than 30 hours of specialized training every two years.
  • A fire sprinkler system runs throughout the entire building.
  • Written notice must be on file to release child to any person other than parent.
  • All staff members are required to have a formal background check as required by the State of Ohio.
  • Our staff is in constant communication through walkie-talkies which they carry.
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