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Community Partnerships

Enriching Children's Early Learning Experiences

Making a difference in children's lives requires a community effort. At Columbus Early Learning Centers we partner with other community organizations to enrich our program and provide services which would otherwise be inaccessible for our families.

Frequently community partnerships are funded through grants from corporate foundations or government programs and through individual contributions. Funding organizations, donors, partner agencies and our early learning program work together to build a strong foundation for children's success.

“I get to be a part of a preschool class on Wednesday mornings and I love every minute. The class is eager to discover and soak-up new concepts. They are excited to participate in reading, ask insightful questions and are making great progress. It is a privilege to be a part of it!"

 - Amanda, Speech-Language Pathologist

We were honored to partner with these community organizations:

  • Action for Children - Providing professional development opportunities for staff.
  • BalletMet - Bringing our preschool children "Magic in Movement", a creative movement and literacy program, as well as professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Columbus Kids (United Way of Central Ohio) - Promoting early developmental assessments and family support services.
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Building the literacy skills of our children and families through visits from the Book-Mobile, classroom visits from librarians and family education programs.
  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center  - Providing speech and hearing screenings and classroom support for early literacy skill development.
  • COSI - Bringing special science programs to our children and families, providing curriculum kits for classroom use and offering professional development opportunities for staff.
  • WeJoySing - Bringing music into the lives of infants and toddlers.