Owens Community College Child Care Center

Toledo-area Campus

(567) 661-7404

YMCA Of Greater Toledo offers child care services in partnership with Owens Community College.

Ages 6 weeks to 12 years
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Findlay-area Campus

(567) 429-3596

About Our Program

The Owens Community College Early Learning Center uses the Reggio Emilia philosophy in teaching children. Named after a small town in Italy, the Emilia philosophy stresses reflection, practice and further reflection.

The philosophy states that every child has the right to grow and learn in a favorable environment. The preschools in Reggio Emilia are regarded as one of the 10 best early childhood programs in the world, according to several national publications.

5-Star Rating

Step Up to Quality recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio’s licensing standards.

The Owens Early Learning Center has the only 5-Star quality rated child care center or early learning center in Hancock County from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services based on criteria including the teacher-to-children ratio per classroom, teacher training, the enrolled child’s early education experience and the enrolled child’s focus on continuous improvement.

Center Hours

The Center is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, including College breaks.

If the College is officially closed then the Center is closed. Please see the academic calendar for closings.

In the event of closing for bad weather or other emergency conditions, follow local media announcements or sign up for the Owens Alert System.


Tuition rates are available in the office of the Early Learning Center.


Enrollment in the lab school is open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Tuition rates are available in the office of the Findlay Child Care Center.

Infant Care
Unfortunately, the Center does not provide infant care.

Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten and School-age Care
The center serves care for children starting at 18 months of age. We have a designated Toddler classroom and Preschool/Prekindergarten classroom.

Families are asked to select a consistent schedule for their child. Families are asked to sign a contract of commitment to their schedule. Additional days may be added if the center enrollment allows. School age program is limited to the summer months.

There may be restrictions on the part-time hours based on the family’s payment source. Of course, we are delighted to serve your family’s full-time childcare needs.

To enroll, each family must:

  • Contact us
    Call (567) 429-3596.
  • Complete an enrollment packet
    The enrollment packet is now completed digitally. You will be instructed on how to complete these forms when you contact us.
  • Sign a contract for payment of tuition
    This contract is based on your status at the College. We have contracts for faculty & staff, students, and the community. You may choose to sign a contract for a full year, for a semester, or for a school year. Other contract restrictions are based on your child’s age and payment source.
  • Complete other forms in the packet
    These forms provide information for the center on emergency contacts, your child’s favorite toys, etc. Forms are listed below.

Parent Handbook