Child Care

Child care providers & centers

Ohio University Early Childhood Development Center

As one of the only centers in the area that serves children ages six weeks to five years, they serve as a model for best practices in Southeastern Ohio. They believe that all children and parents have the potential to be an integral part of our community.

Young Life of Athens County

Young Life is for everyone who wants to get the most out of life. Whether you are in middle school, high school or college; whatever your interests or abilities; no matter who you hang out with — Young Life welcomes you.

Stages Early Learning Center

The mission of Stages Early Learning Center is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for the Athens community.

Nova Learning Center

The philosophy of the Nova Learning Center is based on the most current knowledge of child development and family life.

Kid’s Place

We strive to minister to the whole child and his/her family in a Christ-like fashion for the glory of God and the growth of His kingdom.

Hocking Valley Day School

Hocking Valley Day School provides preschool and daycare services to the entire Southeastern Ohio community.

Growing Tree Preschool

Children are a gift from God, entrusted to parents and community for preparation for life. The preschool years of a child’s life help lay the foundation for success in school and life.

Early Learning Center at Hocking College

Hocking College Early Learning Center’s mission is to partner with parents, educators and those in the community who have a genuine desire to contribute to the healthy growth and development of young children into life-long learners.

Athens Church of Christ

ACCP is intent on drawing from all experiences in children’s lives to provide the most consistent and appropriate education.

Rising Appalachia Warriors

Rising Appalachian Warriors (RAW) is not only an alternative outdoor education provider offering youth summer camps, sustainable living workshops..

My Sister’s Place

My Sister’s Place (MSP) recognizes that the domestic violence movement was initiated by women who were abused and remains grounded in this history. Women and children remain vulnerable to violence because of their unequal social, economic, and political status in society.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County

They have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Athens Head Start

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 from low-income families. If your child qualifies they will be offered the opportunity to attend preschool for free.

Athens County WIC Program

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.

Athens County Children Services

Athens County Children Services is a child-focused, family-centered agency protecting children at risk of physical and emotional harm by strengthening families through innovative services.

Athens CASA/GAL Program

Athens CASA is a court-based, non-profit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates in cases where children come to the attention of Juvenile Court because of abuse or neglect.