A ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church since 1964
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About Our Program
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St. John's Early Education Center was established in 1964 a a ministry for St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Worthington, Ohio. The center’s program is based on a belief in the uniqueness of every human being and the goal is to establish a good self-image. We strive to provide quality, loving care for children Three, Four and Five years of age in a trusting environment.
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We believe that reaching out to each child where they are at the very moment of entering the program is very important. Children are encouraged to learn and explore at their own speed in areas that interest them. Teachers recognize that children come from different backgrounds and experiences; they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way!
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Each of the classrooms provide children many opportunities for mental, physical and emotional growth through a variety of creative experiences. Recognizing that young children learn as they play with materials and share experiences, free play is considered an essential part of the school day as well as routines and planned activities. Our teachers recognize the importance of balanced growth. The schedule is flexible with provisions made to meet the needs of the individual child.
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We also offer a young 3’s class beginning in January. It has become quite popular as we are the only school in the area to have a classroom for children who turn 3 by the end of January. It is so much fun to see such little ones coming into their first school experience, so apprehensive and tentative, and watch them blossom and grow. Our teachers are particularly perceptive to the needs of that age group. They provide a trusting environment where children are comfortable and welcome. Spots are limited to a small number of students which allows each child more individualized attention from the teachers. Registration for this class begins in late October.
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St. John’s Early Education Program is licensed by the State of Ohio. In addition, we are also one of the first preschools in Central Ohio to attain a 3 Star Step Up to Quality rating. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) offer a voluntary rigorous inspection service and grants centers either a one, two or three stars based on their findings. This program, called Step Up To Quality distinguishes one center from another as going above and beyond regulations to create an exceptional preschool program. Our teachers are all well qualified and continue annually to keep their teaching skills and credentials current.
We have been awarded 3 stars for several years. Our preschool has a limited number of spaces available each year and so parents are encouraged to visit the school, please call for an appointment 614-885-2315 (M-F 9a-noon).
St. John's Episcopal Church
We are a ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church. If you would like to learn more about our church family, please complete our contact form or call the Church Office at 614-846-5180.
Quick Calendar
Snow Day Policy
If Worthington Schools are closed, we are also closed. Please watch the local TV channels (4, 6, 10) for cancellations in the morning. If Worthington schools are on a delay, we will be in session at the regular time. If you are in doubt please use your best judgment. Err on the side of safety.
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Call the Office
The office is open M-F, 9 am - noon
614-885-2315
Our Director is Cathy Wahoff
Send us an Email
We are at EarlyEd@stjohnsworthington.org, or click here to use our simple contact form.
Find us
We are located in heart of Worthington, Ohio just off the village green.

St. John's Early Education Center
700 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
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