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.

SYC Closed January 17, 2022

Posted on January 13, 2022 in category SYC Announce

SYC Closed January 17, 2022

This is just a reminder that SYC will be closed next Monday, January 17, 2022, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

2021-22 Two Spots Available in the 3s

Posted on January 11, 2022 in category SYC Announce

2021-22 Two Spots Available in the 3s

We currently have two open spots in a 3s class for the current school year. If you or someone you know are/is interested, please email Holly in the SYC office at syc@syccolumbus.org for more information. Thanks!

SYC 2022-23 School Year & Scholarship Applications

Posted on January 11, 2022 in category SYC Announce

SYC 2022-23 School Year & Scholarship Applications

The School for Young Children is now accepting Enrollment and Scholarship Applications for the 2022-23 school year. Please see our Enrollment Information Page for details. Enrollment and Scholarship Applications are due by noon on Friday, February 18 for best chance of placement and tuition assistance.


If you are new to the School for Young Children and would like to schedule a virtual tour with one of our co-directors, please call Holly (614-267-0254) in the SYC office.

2022-23 School Year Applications and Scholarship Forms

Posted on December 17, 2021 in category SYC Announce

2022-23 School Year Applications and Scholarship Forms

2022-23 school year and scholarship applications will be available on January 11, 2022. Please contact us with any questions on that date or after.