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<p>I'm going to need part-time childcare starting next fall and want to start looking. My preference would be a family-run daycare for financial reasons. Does anyone have any recommendations, or suggestions in general for finding childcare in Columbus? I'm in the Grandview area but am happy to drive elsewhere for the right place.</p>
 

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<p>Check out the Schoenbaum Center. DD goes there and we couldn't be happier! It's not family owned and i'm not sure what price range you are looking for, but I highly recommend it! Good luck, I"m sure others will have good suggestions too<span><img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span>  It is in Columbus.</p>
 

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<p>Thank you! I will definitely check it out! For part time we should definitely be able to swing a "regular" daycare.</p>
 

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<p>I believe the Schoenbaum Center only does fulltime.</p>
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<p>Kare-a-lot, several locations, does parttime care.</p>
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<p>As for in home, I would just try word of mouth. Ask everyone you know.</p>
 

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<p>Is Kare-A-Lot supposed to be good, do you know?</p>
 

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<p>We used Bright Horizons when our older kids were small (before DH became a SAHD). We liked the location at Riverside Hospital, and now there is one at Battelle (both have some community slots in addition to the employees' family slots). It wasn't cheap, but they did offer 2 days per week of care at minimum.</p>
 

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<p>Kare-a-lot...I have a friend who sends their infant there (1st bday next week) and they are happy with the care he gets. When DH and I visited there we saw our friends son who was smiling and happy. The provider was playing with him on the floor.</p>
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<p>When we visited I felt like it would be an ok place for my DD but there were a few issues I had. (We visited the one in Grandview). The space was not ideal. There were classes in the basement and that's where the infants are. The staff was very friendly and engaged with the children. Another Mom I talked to who's child had been there since a young age had great things to say about it.</p>
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<p>Keep in mind my frame of reference was the Schoenbaum Center a pp had mentioned. That center is state of the art, new in mid-2000s. Very progressive. So classes in the basement just didn't feel right to me. The outdoor play area at KAre-a-lot was cool. They had a large play area with sandbox and tricycles to for kids to ride. The gate was not that secure.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the tips! The Schoenbaum Center looks great but I have a feeling they have an insane wait list for infant care--I called for more info but they never called me back, but I definitely am keeping it mind for preschool.</p>
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<p>Kare-a-Lot at least sounds worth checking out--glad to hear people have spoken highly of it. I've also been keeping my eye out for promising in-home Craigslist ads.</p>
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<p>So many logistics to think about!</p>
 

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<p>Hey Blanca,</p>
<p>Schoenbaum isn't always the best at getting back to you via phone lol. Don't give up! When I take DD there Wednesday I will get a contact person's email for you and PM you it. I had better luck emailing someone vs. calling. Also there are 2 ways to get in. THose people who live in Columbus City school limits, and those who don't live in Columbus City school limits. I will try to get some scoop for you about the infant room....</p>
<p>Happy Holidays!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate it.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>columbusmomma</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282820/columbus-daycare-recommendatiosn-in-home-or-otherwise#post_16128291"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hey Blanca,</p>
<p>Schoenbaum isn't always the best at getting back to you via phone lol. Don't give up! When I take DD there Wednesday I will get a contact person's email for you and PM you it. I had better luck emailing someone vs. calling. Also there are 2 ways to get in. THose people who live in Columbus City school limits, and those who don't live in Columbus City school limits. I will try to get some scoop for you about the infant room....</p>
<p>Happy Holidays!</p>
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<p>I just pm'd you!</p>
 

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<p>You should also check out Fundamentals on Chambers.  We loved it for the toddlers room (DD started after infant age), but we weren't thrilled with the preschool room.  Big yard, very stable, long-term staff, well run. </p>
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<p>I have a friend with a child who started in the baby room at the Battelle Bright Horizons, and they love it (even ok with EC in the baby room once baby was pretty competent).  We also loved OSU CCC, but I believe you need to be university student/staff or special ed.</p>
 
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