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 2015-16 Registration Materials are Available

Posted on January 08, 2015 in category From the Office SYC Announce

Registration materials for our 2015-16 school year are available here.  If you have any questions about our registration procedures, please give us a call at 614-267-0254.

SYC Closed Thursday, January 8

Posted on January 07, 2015 in category SYC Announce

Columbus City Schools has announced that they will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 8, due to predicted severe weather conditions.

SYC will also be closed on January 8.

SYC Scholarship Fund

Posted on December 12, 2014 in category SYC Announce

Dear Friends & Family… we appreciate your support of the School for Young Children. SYC is a unique place; we teach and support children in their emotional and social development through play, their primary language.

SYC has a scholarship fund for families who otherwise cannot afford to send their children to preschool. The money we receive comes from your donations and our annual auction. If you are able to donate to help the scholarship fund, please click on the Donate Button below. The full amount of your donation is tax-deducible and will go entirely to the scholarship fund.

With your support, SYC can continue to help children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to discover the joys of learning through play.

Thank you, The SYC Family


More Changes at SYC

Posted on December 11, 2014 in category From the Office

I took over the Office Manager job at SYC in 1991 when my youngest child was in first grade. I expected to stay until he began high school.

Well…he’s 31 now.

I so enjoyed the people—my coworkers and getting to know the SYC parents—and the job turned out to be a terrific fit for my skills, for my personality and for the 15 years of my life that entailed a lot of elder-caregiving, that my plan to leave SYC before retirement age very happily flew out the window.

I’m both excited and a little sad to have decided that this will be my last year at SYC. My husband Lee has been retired for 7 years, we’re wanting to have a little more time and flexibility for traveling before we require eldercare ourselves!

Holly Adams, who has been working with me for 3 years will be running the office single-handedly next year. But you probably haven’t seen the last of me because I’ll be volunteering to help her whenever she can stand to have me around!

…Adele Stratton, Office Manager