Thank you for your interest in Mad River’s Early Childhood Program!
It is our commitment to offer a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which children can explore and learn by experiencing creative hands-on and age appropriate activities presented by a qualified professional staff. A graduate of the Early Childhood Learning Center will be equipped for an enjoyable entry into the world of learning and will develop an understanding of concepts and skills which are critical for life-long learning success.
In recognition of excellence and an ongoing commitment to children, Mad River's preschool program has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Child Care and Development. ODJFS is the state agency responsible for licensing and promoting high standards among Ohio’s early care and education programs.
Step Up To Quality is Ohio's rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards. Star-rated programs lay the foundation for children's learning and development and build skills that are important for success in school and in life. Programs with five-star ratings:
Have highly trained teachers
Develop children's school readiness skills
Are committed to continuous improvement
Value relationships with families and communities
Mad River’s preschool focuses on providing children a with a successful first school experience. The core and essential documents of the Early Childhood Program are explicit in supporting student achievement.