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, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, or cultural background of parents or children.

Empowerment

Posted on September 27, 2011 in category Director's Blog

We are always honored when a family chooses our preschool program for their children. It’s a big decision to allow other adults to have an influence in the life of your family and we appreciate the amount of trust this takes.

There are lots of research studies showing the benefits of attending a high quality preschool. However, these studies indicate that only high-quality programs have lasting positive effects. So what makes a program high quality? I was delighted to learn that in these studies, programs were considered high-quality if they empowered children, families and teachers!

Here at SYC we empower young children by supporting and encouraging them in all areas of development: social, emotional, physical and intellectual. We want to empower them to think for themselves, solve their own problems, and be an active participant in their own learning.

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SYC Has Openings!

Posted on September 27, 2011 in category SYC Announce

If you have a child who is now aged 3, 4, or 5,  we still have several openings.  You can check here to see which of our classes have openings.  (Sorry, there are no openings in our classes for 2-year-olds.  Those classes all have long wait lists.)