Early Learning Center

"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."

Early Learning Center

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1932 Birchwood Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614
419.530.6739 EarlyLearnCTR@utoledo.edu


The Early Learning Center is a local accredited education center serving infants through preschool and school-aged children during the summer months. Our richly diverse curriculum is designed to empower children to reach their full potential by encouraging creativity, compassion and confidence.

 Our Programs


Blue Wing - Infants & Children Who May Need Intervention            Gold Wing - 18 Months - 5 Years Old            Camp UT - 5 - 10 years old - summer program  




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The Early Learning Center is proud to be recognized as a five-star program. Step up to Quality is a five-star rating and improvement system that recognizes and promotes child care programs that exceed minimum health and safety licensing regulations. Learn More

The Early Learning Center has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of self-study by inviting external professionals to review and verify compliance with the Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs. Learn More 



Your Child will benefit from:

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developmentally appropriate Curriculum

Our passion is to nurture a love for learning in every child. We guide them on this road to discovery with our research-based standards and assessments along six developmental domains: Language and literacy development, executive function, social and emotional development, physical and wellness development, cognitive development and creative expression.

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On-Site Nurse

Having a nurse on-site allows us to prioritize the health and safety of every child. This gives us the opportunity to extend our services to families who may require additional assistance. To learn more about the medical services available please request an assessment at EarlyLearnCTR@utoledo.edu.    

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Nutritional Hot Meals

We understand that developing good eating habits start early in life. That is why we have teamed up with UTMC dietitians to ensure that every child is receiving the proper nutrition needed to fuel their passion for learning. View Menu

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Play Zones

Children learn best in an environment which allows them to explore, discover and play. That is why we take pride in our engaging classrooms with our full-size gym and two large outdoor fenced-in playgrounds. It's the perfect environment for your little ones to explore and develop!

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Innovative Leadership

You can be sure that our purposeful curriculum has passed through many levels of scrutiny from our administration and expert early education team. Our focus is always on how we can improve in order to best serve the needs of our children and families.

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Safe and Secure Environment

Peace of mind. Safety. Security. You'll rest ensured that no harm will come to your child thanks to our extensive security measures including: video surveillance monitoring, key code entry and a thorough visitor/parent sign-in process. 

Last Updated: 11/28/18