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 2/9/21

Posted on February 09, 2021 in category SYC Announce

Due to the dangerous roads, SYC is closed today, Tuesday 2/9. We hope you can stay home and stay safe!

SYC 2021-22 School Year & Scholarship Applications

Posted on February 01, 2021 in category SYC Announce

The School for Young Children is now accepting Enrollment and Scholarship Applications for the 2021-22 school year. Please see our Enrollment Information Page for details. Enrollment and Scholarship Applications are due by noon on Friday, March 12.


If you are new to the School for Young Children and have not toured the school, please call Holly (614-267-0254) in the SYC office to schedule a virtual tour. We strongly recommend new families take a tour to make sure SYC is a good fit for them. 

Virtual Tours for New Families

Posted on January 15, 2021 in category SYC Announce

To make sure SYC is a good fit for your family, we strongly encourage new and interested families to schedule a virtual tour before submitting an application for the 2021-22 school year. Please call Holly in the SYC office (614-267-0254) to set up a day and time for your virtual tour. Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available starting the first week of February and will be due no later than noon on March 12.

2021-22 School Year Applications

Posted on January 11, 2021 in category SYC Announce

The application process for the 2021-22 school year will begin the first week of February. If you would like to get on our mailing list to receive the 2021-22 Registration Packet, please call Holly in the SYC office, 614-267-0254, or email her at syc@syccolumbus.org. Information about visitor tours will be out shortly.