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 Findlay Child Care 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.

Center Hours

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

The Lab school is open throughout the whole calendar year. We are open during College breaks but 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 you should contact your local TV or Radio station.


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


Enrollment to 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 at the time of this writing, Findlay does not provide Infant care due to the space constraints of our building.

Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten and School-ager 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 upon 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 upon your status at the college. We have contracts for faculty & staff, students, and 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 upon 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