About SYC . . .

School for Young Children Welcome to the website of the School for Young Children in Columbus, Ohio. Our program was founded in 1969 as a part-time preschool program.  Our philosophy has remained consistent through the years; that children be allowed to develop at their own pace in an atmosphere of free play enriched with a variety of creative materials and the support of teachers who respect them as individuals.

As a community outreach program of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, we are a welcoming school--we do not discriminate upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, or cultural background of parents or children.

SYC Closed Friday, February 20 – Non Priority Registration Postponed

Posted on February 19, 2015 in category SYC Announce

In accordance with our policy to close when Columbus City Schools close for weather related reasons, SYC will be closed on Friday, February 20.

Because of this, we are postponing the processing of non-priority applications for the 2015-16 school year until 12:00 noon on Monday, February 23.  Applicants can turn in their applications before that time and still be included in the registration lottery.

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 school year is also being extended until 12:00 noon on Monday, February 23.

SYC Closed Thursday, February 19

Posted on February 18, 2015 in category SYC Announce

In accordance with our policy to close when Columbus City Schools close for weather-related reasons, SYC will be closed on Thursday, February 19.

2015-16 Priority Registration Results

Posted on February 16, 2015 in category SYC Announce

After priority registration for our 2015-16 school year opened on February 13, we have 32 openings remaining.

Those openings are as follows:

Class Spaces Remaining Waitlist Length Usual Turnover Rate Original Waitlist Number of last child placed in class in 2014-15
Mon-Wed AM 2’s 5 0 low 6*
Tues-Thurs AM 2’s 2 0 low *
January Friday 2’s 6 0 medium *
Mon-Wed-Fri AM 3’s 1 0 low 2
Tues-Thurs AM 3’s 3 0 medium 7
Tues-Wed-Thurs PM 3/4’s 11 0 high 17
Mon-Wed-Fri AM 4’s 0 16 very low 4
Tues-Thurs AM 4’s 5 0 high 15
Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri PM 4/5’s 0 6 medium 6

*2’s classes generally have the same people in the same order on all 3 waitlists.

Please keep in mind that these results are preliminary. Although each year is different, we usually have a good deal of waitlist movement between February and the beginning of the school year in September. We send monthly e-mail updates to all families on waitlists to keep parents informed of the changes.

Those wishing to apply for our remaining openings have until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 20 to turn their applications into us in order for their children to be placed in the non-priority lottery for non-priority placement.

If you have questions about our registration procedures, please contact us at 614-267-0254.

SYC Closed Monday, January 26

Posted on January 26, 2015 in category SYC Announce

In accordance with our policy to close when Columbus City Schools close due to weather conditions, there will be no SYC classes today.