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.

2019-20 School Year Lottery Results

Posted on February 17, 2019 in category From the Office

Below you will find the lottery results for the 2019-20 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 February and the beginning of the school year in September. We are continuing to accept applications for the 2019-20 school year.  Enrollment materials can be found here.

2019-20 School Year

Updated 2/17/2019

Class Spots Available # on waitlist
MW am 2’s 0 18
TTh am 2’s 0 17
January Fri 2’s 0 12
MWF am 3’s 0 14
TTh am 3’s 0 7
TWTh pm 3/4’s 0 10
MWF am 4’s 0 36
TTh am 4’s 0 18
TWThF pm 4/5’s 0 27


2019-20 School Year Registration

Posted on February 10, 2019 in category SYC Announce

2019-20 school year registration forms, $60 non-refundable registration fees(cash, check or money order) and scholarship forms are due by noon this coming Friday, February 15. Any applications received after February 15 at noon will be processed first-come-first-served, after the initial placements ONLY if spaces remain; it is likely that many or all classes will be filled and have waiting lists after the processing date has passed. Enrollment information can be found here on our website.

Power is back on! 2/6/19

Posted on February 06, 2019 in category SYC Announce

We are having classes this afternoon because the power has come back on! See everyone soon!

PM Classes Cancelled 2/6/19

Posted on February 06, 2019 in category SYC Announce

Currently there is a large power outage in the area. AEP is predicting power to come back on at 5:30 pm. For now we are cancelling school. If it comes one by 1 pm we will send out a notice and try to hold class. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are just as bummed not to be playing.