Care is Not Just Part of Our Name, It’s Who We Are

Since 1984, Kare-a-Lot has provided care and education to Columbus area families. Kare-a-Lot is a state licensed, independently owned and operated childcare center providing care for children 6 weeks through 9 years of age. We seek to provide a quality home-like setting with emphasis on the individual interests and talents of each child. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are open year round.

Our 10,000+ square foot center provides an environment in which children’s cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical development is stimulated through various learning tools, education toys and gross motor equipment. We provide a balanced daily schedule of academics, physical activities and rest periods that are developmentally appropriate for each classroom.

Our philosophy is based on the fact that children are unique beings and should therefore be treated as individuals and not part of a group. Our goal is to get to know the children personally, discover their special talents and guide them in their development of a positive self image. To do this we provide small staff to child ratios and group sizes as well as trained, caring and committed teachers that work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow and develop to his/her maximum capacity.


Creative Curriculum

At Kare-a-Lot we use Creative Curriculum, an evidenced based, learning curriculum for children ages birth through 5. It is used to set objectives for each of our classes, set the standards, write our lesson plans and classroom assessments. A curriculum is the what, why, how and why of a program. It guides in planning and offering excellent care and…

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Prospective Parents

The staff at Kare-A-lot is excited that you have chosen or are considering our center for your childcare needs. Decisions about your child’s schooling can be difficult so we seek to provide you with all the information you will need to make the process easier. We thank you for your interest in our school and invite you to come to Kare-A-lot for a tour.

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Current Parents

Parents play a big role in the education of their children. In this section you will find an array of information to help your child be successful at Kare-A-lot including news, menus, information on additional classes, a gallery of photos and a link to forms and helpful documents. At Kare-A-lot we offer our students and parents various supplements to our programming…

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