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.

2021-22 School Year Lottery Results

Posted on March 15, 2021 in category SYC Announce

Below you will find the lottery results for the 2020-21 school year. Children were enrolled using priority levels and a computer-generated random lottery number to determine enrollment order. Please keep in mind that these results are preliminary. Although each year is different, we usually have a good deal of waitlist movement between March and the beginning of the school year in September. We are continuing to accept applications for the 2021-22 school year.  Please check our Enrollment Information page for more information and our 2021-22 application.

2021-22 School Year
Updated 3/15/2021
ClassSpots Available# on waitlist
MW am 2’sN/AN/A
TTh am 2’sN/AN/A
January Fri 2’sN/AN/A
MWF am 3’s012
TTh am 3’s07
TWTh pm 3/4’s08
MWF am 4’s012
TTh am 4’s02
TWThF pm 4/5’s09

SYC Closed 2/16/21

Posted on February 16, 2021 in category SYC Announce

As much as we hate to miss another Tuesday, SYC is closed today due to the treacherous road conditions. We hope you can enjoy the warm comforts of home!

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.