C.R.U.M.P. was established in 1989 initially because of a strong need for an affordable preschool in the area especially for families employed by Bell Labs (later Lucent Technologies). Today C.R.U.M.P. has flourished and grown into an full service preschool and childcare educational opportunity for the entire community. We are not only licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, but also has been awarded 3 stars in the Step Up ToQuality merit program. We are also a teacher training site for Columbus State
Community College students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development field.
Our preschool program operates from September - May, with our full-time childcare
year-round. Our summer program operates from June - August. Our hours of
operation are 7:30am - 5:30pm, M-F.
Enrollment for our upcoming school year and summer camp program begins
February 1st for current and past families, and March 1 for families in the community.
Children must be 3, 4 or 5 years of age by September 30th of the current school year and toilet trained to be
enrolled in our program.
C.R.U.M.P. staff has been carefully selected for their educational background, early childhood educational training, teaching experience and for their sensitivity to the individual needs of the young child. Our lead teachers have a minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and our assistant teachers possess degrees in other related fields plus an average of 15 years experience in the early childhood field. All staff members continue their professional growth by attending trainings in the early childhood field, as well as in CPR and First Aid. Our teachers have an average of 13 years teaching at C.R.U.M.P.