CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOLS
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The YMCA Daycamp - Wooster YMCA, 680 Woodland Ave., (330) 264-3131; Laney Gilmore, Director; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Opposite School hours; pre-camp 6:30-9 a.m., post-camp 4-6 p.m.; for children who have completed kindergarten through grade 6. Care 4 Kids – 5025 Cleveland Road, (330) 345-2273; Linda Gilbert, Owner/Administrator; Open all year, weekdays, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm; Ages: 6 weeks – 4th grade; Preschool and Pre-K program; Enrollment options: weekly and daily child care (includes preschool/Pre-K program at no extra charge), preschool/Pre-K only program, and summer school age program. Church of the Saviour Preschool - 480 Fry Rd., (330) 2645233; Briana Wierick, Director; hours: preschool for 3- & 4-year-olds, Tuesday/Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m.; and Pre-K for 4- & 5-year-olds, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.; school year only. Clubhouse Kids A.M. Program - Wooster YMCA, 680 Woodland Ave., (330) 264-3131; Laney Gilmore, Director; located at Cornerstone and Kean elementary schools, 6:308:30 a.m.; meets in the youth center for activities and quiet time (reading/homework); transportation available; school year only. Clubhouse Kids P.M. Program - Wooster YMCA, 680 Woodland Ave., (330) 264-3131; Laney Gilmore, Director; afternoon latchkey program; transportation available; snack, activities and time for homework and other quiet activities; school year only. College of Wooster Nursery School - 353 E. Pine St. (330) 263-2131, www.wooster.edu/nurseryschool; Joyce Murphy, Director; hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. for 4- & 5-year-olds; Tuesday/Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. for 3- & 4-year-olds & Monday-Friday, 12:30-3 p.m. for 3-5 year-olds; children must be toilet-trained; lunch available for fee; school year only; open to the public. Headstart • Wooster 3 Headstart Community Action Wayne/ Medina- 905 Pittsburgh Ave., (330) 264-8677; Karen Devore, Family Service Specialist; hours: weekdays, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., for children 3-5 years old; open all year. Step Up to Quality Star 5 Award.
• Wooster 3 Headstart Center - 905 Pittsburgh Ave., (330) 264-8677; Cheryl Ralston, Family Service Specialist; hours: Monday through Thursday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:454:15 p.m.; morning and afternoon classes for children 3-5 years old; open school year only; Step Up to Quality Star 5 Award. • Early Head Start - 1905 Pittsburgh Ave., (330) 264-8677; Kelsey Montgomery, Enrollment Specialist; visits take place Monday-Friday; for children 0-3 years; primarily for low-income families; family visitors for home-based visits for pregnant women; available year round. Step Up to Quality Star 5 Award. Learn ‘N Play of Wooster - In the lower level of the Wooster Community Center, 243 S. Bever St., (330) 2639139 Teresa Pagniano, Agency Manager; Kelli Robertson, Administrator; hours: weekdays, 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for children 6 weeks to kindergarten; drop-in care available; open all year. Littlest Generals Preschool - Cornerstone Elementary School, 101 W Bowman St, (330) 988-1111, ext. 1241; Karen Arbogast, Director of Elementary Education.; hours: MonThurs, 8:30-11:40 a.m. and 12:35-3:45 p.m.; classes for three and four year olds, transportation provided, follows the Wooster City School District academic calendar. The Learning Academy - Run by Wooster YMCA; 3495 Old Airport Rd., (330) 202-6107; Lori Colon, Director; weekdays, hours: 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; daycare and pre-school for children 6 weeks-5 years as well as care for children in Kindergarten to 6th grade; open to the public, all year. Montessori School of Wooster - 1170 Akron Rd., (330) 264-5222; Joe Edinger, Head of school; toddler program, preschool, kindergarten and elementary school for children ages 18 mos. - 8th grade; before- and after-school care available 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for enrolled children; open school year only. Panda Preschool - St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., (330) 264-1986; Tara Vaughan, Administrator; hours: 9:15-11:30 a.m.; Monday/Wednesday/Friday, for 4- & 5-year-olds; Tuesday/Thursday, for 3-year-olds; open school year only. High Energy Club of Wooster Township - Wooster Township Elementary School, 1071 Dover Rd., (330) 466-5807, firstname.lastname@example.org; Bonnie Miller, administrator; hours: weekdays, 6:30 a.m. until school starts, and after school until 6 p.m.; school year only; Other location in Northwestern Schools. Kids & Giggles Daycare and Preschool - 647 E. Bowman St., (330) 264-1155, email@example.com; Bonnie Miller, administrator; hours: weekdays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. for children 2 months through 8th grade; transportation to Wooster City schools and Edgewood junior high provided; open all year. School’s Out Camp - Wooster YMCA, 680 Woodland Ave., (330) 264-3131; Laney Gilmore, Director; hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; for children in grades K-6; open during