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Children First serves State of Ohio employees as well as the general public.  State of Ohio employees receive first priority for enrollment.  A $100 non-refundable application fee is required to be considered for future enrollment.


Interested families are encouraged to place their name on our waitlist as soon as possible since applications for care are maintained in the order in which they are received.  Families requesting care are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $100 to secure their name on the waitlist.  Priority is given to families already receiving care at Children First and employees of the State of Ohio. 



Waitlist applications are reviewed monthly and available openings are offered to families who are next on the waitlist.  The applicant may refuse the opening or may ask to remain on the waitlist for a later date one time.  Unfortunately, the waitlist is unpredictable and it is difficult to be precise about the admittance date to the center.  We recommend you call periodically to check your status on the list and/or update your information if necessary.  


When a family accepts an opening, a $100 registration fee and a deposit of two weeks’ tuition will be required to ensure your child’s placement.  Please note, the deposit of one week will only be returned if you provide a 30-day notice to regarding the decision to not enroll or to leave Children First.


Tours are offered at 10AM or 12PM.  Please contact us to schedule a tour.

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