1989 City Kids Downtown
opened its doors to the families of downtown working
professionals. It was the founder's goal to provide
high quality child care close to the parents
workplace. The goal was and is to encourage and
facilitate parent involvement and accessibility
to their children as well as to the schools
activities throughout the day.
1999, with City Kids Daycares efforts to
expand its ability to meet these needs, an additional
location was established to provide care and education
for more families. City
Kids in Hilliard was opened in the summer
of 1999. This location is in Hilliard, Ohio to
meet the needs of working parents in the suburbs
Kids Daycare maintains a staff
of teachers who are responsible for a smaller
number of children than the State of Ohio requires.
We are a state-licensed facility open downtown
from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and in Hilliard
from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout the year.
To ensure excellent communication between families
and the school, City Kids Daycare sends home daily
information sheets. Hot, nutritionally balanced
lunches are available everyday, and snacks are
served every morning and afternoon with American
Heart Association guidelines in mind.
1981, owner and founder Patricia Elam has
managed and operated respected childcare facilities
in the Columbus, Ohio area. She has a Bachelor
of Science degree in Family Relations Child Development
and a certification in Early Childhood Education
from the Ohio State University. In the 1970s she
was an elementary school teacherin the Upper Arlington
City Schools. She served on the Board of Directors
for the Ohio
Child Care Association; has been a member
of the Action
For Children Assisting Board, City, State,
and National Associations for the Education of
Young Children; and is a member of the Columbus
Chamber of Commerce and the Hilliard
Chamber of Commerce.
feel free to stop by any
time for a visit, or call
us to schedule a personal interview and tour.
We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your
children's needs for quality child care.