Child Care Centers

Rhodes State College has two child care centers that are state licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Step Up to Quality rated, and most importantly provides quality child care and learning.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a loving, nurturing environment, a professional staff, and a developmentally appropriate curriculum that enables each child to grow in their own unique way.

Philosophy of Education
We believe in creating a stimulating environment for children in order to foster their learning, exploration and creative skills. We believe in having developmentally appropriate materials available to children at all ages to inspire them to use their own thoughts and ideas to investigate and learn. We believe in cultivating the art of inquiry along with critical and reflective thinking. We believe that parents play the most vital role in their child's education. Family involvement is the foundation for a strong, quality education.

Off Campus Downtown Lima YMCA
This center offers child care and preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The Center is a community service offered by Rhodes State College.  It provides quality physical, emotional, social, and cognitive care for children.   Classrooms are under the guidance of a qualified, degreed teacher. There are discounted rates for Rhodes State, Ohio State faculty, staff and students.  Hours of operations are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday year round. We are only closed for major holidays.   (For additional information see the “off campus” icon on the left side of the page)

On Campus Child Care Center
This center serves children ages three through five years of age whose parents are students at RHODES STATE COLLEGE/OSU or are employees of either institutions. The classroom serves as the learning lab for our Early Childhood Education students.  The Center is a community service offered by Rhodes State College.  It provides quality physical, emotional, social, and cognitive care for children. The center is under the guidance of qualified, degreed teachers.  Hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We operate on the Rhodes State College calendar of closed holidays and semester breaks.  We do not operate during the summer session.   (For additional information see the “on campus” icon on the left side of the page)