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.

2015-16 Priority Registration Results

Posted on February 16, 2015 in category SYC Announce

After priority registration for our 2015-16 school year opened on February 13, we have 32 openings remaining.

Those openings are as follows:

Class Spaces Remaining Waitlist Length Usual Turnover Rate Original Waitlist Number of last child placed in class in 2014-15
Mon-Wed AM 2’s 5 0 low 6*
Tues-Thurs AM 2’s 2 0 low *
January Friday 2’s 6 0 medium *
Mon-Wed-Fri AM 3’s 1 0 low 2
Tues-Thurs AM 3’s 3 0 medium 7
Tues-Wed-Thurs PM 3/4’s 11 0 high 17
Mon-Wed-Fri AM 4’s 0 16 very low 4
Tues-Thurs AM 4’s 5 0 high 15
Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri PM 4/5’s 0 6 medium 6

*2’s classes generally have the same people in the same order on all 3 waitlists.

Please keep in mind that these results are preliminary. Although each year is different, we usually have a good deal of waitlist movement between February and the beginning of the school year in September. We send monthly e-mail updates to all families on waitlists to keep parents informed of the changes.

Those wishing to apply for our remaining openings have until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 20 to turn their applications into us in order for their children to be placed in the non-priority lottery for non-priority placement.

If you have questions about our registration procedures, please contact us at 614-267-0254.

SYC Closed Monday, January 26

Posted on January 26, 2015 in category SYC Announce

In accordance with our policy to close when Columbus City Schools close due to weather conditions, there will be no SYC classes today.

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.