As we enter 2021, we ask that you recommit to wearing a mask, washing your hands and adhering to social-distancing guidelines. We continue to work diligently to provide safe environments on our campuses and intend to continue with a majority online course format AND in-person student services available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through the Spring 2021 semester. Students should check with faculty members for course changes and scheduling for the Spring semester. We are operating at the highest level of service and success in the state and are disrupting the path of COVID-19 at our sites. For current Edison State COVID-19 info click
COVID-19 Notice | 2020–2021 Academic Year
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment. Edison State Community College intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including hybrid, remote and online. Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, Edison State reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Irrespective of the delivery format Edison State’s competitive tuition and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published Edison State tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees, since Edison State will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.
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Monday–Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday | Sunday
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
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The Child Development Center is a nationally accredited developmental program of care and education for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. The program is open to the children of Edison State students, faculty, staff, as well as to parents from local communities. The mission of the Child Development Center is to provide high quality education and care experiences—utilizing engaging and developmentally appropriate activities that promote the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative growth of children—while serving as a model for college students who are studying early childhood education. The program observes a staff/child ratio of one teacher for every eight children.The Child Development Center has received the Five–Star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Step Up To Quality is a rating system for early care and education programs. Programs can earn a one, two, three, four, or five star rating by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks. These benchmarks improve the growth and development potential of children while the rating system provides parents with a useful tool for selecting quality early childhood programs.The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for Early Childhood Programs. Our center has undergone a comprehensive process of internal self–assessment and improvement. Each NAEYC accredited program must meet all ten of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. The accreditation is valid for five years. During that period, programs must make annual reports documenting that they maintain compliance with the program standards.
The Daycare Program at Edison State is a full-time developmental program for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. Children participate in activities that support cognitive, physical, social, emotional and creative development. While play is the primary strategy used, it is planned and each activity has a purpose. Children are involved in decision-making and problem solving in a print-rich environment that includes blocks, manipulatives, computer, dramatic play and sensory centers. Books and early reading and writing activities are also an important part of the program.
NOTE The Child Development Center is not a drop-in care facility.
The Daycare Program is lead by director/teacher, Holly Ovenshire. Tori Stafford is a teacher assistant. Additional teacher assistants are students enrolled in the Edison State Early Childhood Education program. Parents are important to the program and their participation and feedback is encouraged.
Planning takes place each week and is linked very closely to the children's interests. Areas such as language and literacy, numeracy skills, science concepts and music and movement are covered during the week. Although the schedule is laid out, the children's days are very flexible and they often show interest in something that has not been preplanned. When this happens, the day and the activities may develop as it goes along.
NOTE This is a flexible schedule. It may change depending upon the children's interests and planned activities.
The Preschool Program at Edison State is a part-time developmental program for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. Children attend Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children participate in activities that support cognitive, physical, social, emotional and creative development. While play is the primary strategy used, it is planned and each activity has a purpose. Children are involved in decision-making and problem solving in a print-rich environment that includes blocks, manipulatives, computer, dramatic play and sensory centers. Books and early reading and writing activities are also an important part of the program.
The Preschool Program is lead by director/teacher, Holly Ovenshire. Tori Stafford is a preschool teacher assistant. Additional teacher assistants are students enrolled in the Edison State Early Childhood Education program. Parents are important to the program and their participation and feedback is encouraged.
Enrollment information may be obtained in the Child Development Center. The application form, medical examination form and all other paperwork in the admissions packet must be completed and filed with the Center Director or Head Teacher prior to the first day of attendance. Children will be accepted into the Daycare Program and Preschool Program on a space available basis and in the order that completed paperwork is received. Once the original packet is completed, parents must continue to turn in a semester schedule indicating the hours that their child will be in attendance during the current semester. This is a parental responsibility prior to the end of each semester. The Center will not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ability or national origin.
There is an annual registration fee, payable once per year. All children must be registered and scheduled into the Center.
The registration fee is good for one year from May to May. If you register in a month other than May, your registration fee will be due again the following May.
Registration Fee | $25.00 per child
The Daycare Program child care fee is $3.00 per hour, per child. The weekly fee for children who are in the Center 40 hours or more is $120.00 per week.
The Preschool Program fee is $144.00 per month, per child. The Daycare Program and the Preschool Program run simultaneously. Payment, accompanied by an invoice, must be made at the cashier's window located in Student Services. The Child Development Center will not accept payment.
We have contracts with the Department of Job and Family Services in Miami, Shelby, and Darke Counties for publicly funded child care. Parents who qualify for this service or who wish to explore this option should contact
Holly Olivieri for more information. Authorization from the county office must be on file before the parent may charge their care.
Additional information for parents can be found in the Parent Handbook. Click here to view or download the Parent Handbook.
NAEYC Program Accreditation Ohio Department of Education/Ohio Preschool Standards ACCESS Curriculum Step Up To Quality