Woodrow Preschool at Memorial Park
Woodrow Preschool at Memorial Park is a 5-Star rated early childhood development center for ages 3 to 5 years that includes curriculum-based teaching Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The preschool program has been serving area parents and their children since 1999. The building at Memorial Park just off Erie Street in Sylvania has been a component of the Sylvania community’s commitment to quality education for area children for many years. The preschool program is part of Sylvania Child Care, a program of Sylvania Community Services, a non-profit formed in 1976 by the City of Sylvania, Sylvania Township, and the Sylvania School District Board.
Woodrow Preschool at Memorial Park can be the beginning step for kids in their educational path here in Sylvania.
Sylvania Child Care includes Preschool for ages 3 - 5. Please contact us if you have questions about tuition assistance.
Woodrow Preschool at Memorial Park is aligned with state guidelines on child safety procedures. These range from background checks on our staff to a secure entrance and working with a defined program of safety protocols for COVID-19.
Woodrow Preschool received a 5-Star rating from the State of Ohio Step Up to Quality child care rating system.
5-Stars is the highest rating and demonstrates the excellence and quality that Sylvania Child Care provides this community.
PROGRAMS WITH 5-STAR RATINGS:
Have highly trained teachers
Develop children’s school readiness skills
Are committed to continuous improvement
Value relationships with families and communities
Developing a scientific disposition toward learning comes naturally with environments designed to foster focused play and self-directed investigation.
We enjoy walking trips to the library, Plummer Pool, Burnham Park, a bakery, the fire station, Sylvania Historical Museum, and other enjoyable locations.
Open-ended materials encourage children to ask questions, seek out information, and test solutions to problems that arise during the course of play.
Special visits to the Preschool such as from the ice cream truck, a librarian, and a dentist, to name a few.
The teaching strategies at Woodrow Preschool at Memorial Park include The Creative Curriculum™, one of the nation's most widely used pre-K curricula. It is comprehensive and research-based and features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. We also utilize the Handwriting without Tears™ Curriculum and Ages & Stages Assessments.
In the spring and summer, we teach the children about gardening. They start their plants from the seed inside and are responsible for watering and caring for them. Part of our teaching includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and we have invested in KODO™ educational products, including Maker Station, Magnetic Wall, Chalk Spinner, and Light Table.
In addition to the curriculum, planned into the day’s schedule is a variety of inside and outside play time, lunch (parent-provided), snack and rest times, and kids’ choices for both learning and fun.
Many enhancements have been made to our Discovery areas. Developing a scientific disposition toward learning comes naturally with environments that foster focused play and self-directed investigation. These areas invite curiosity and close examination, helping children develop essential processing skills. Open-ended materials encourage children to ask questions, seek out information, and test solutions to problems that arise during the course of play.
We do walking field trips to the library, Plummer Pool, Burnham Park, a bakery, the fire station, Sylvania Historical Museum, and other educational and enjoyable locations. We also have special visits to the Preschool, such as from the ice cream truck, a librarian, and a dentist, to name a few.
We include families by asking them to participate in special events, including Open House, Grandparent’s Day, Holiday Parties, a Holiday Show, Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, field trips, and Graduation.