Welcome to Care-A-Lot Learning Center!

Care-a-Lot Learning Center has been in existence since 1985. It is locally owned and operated by Julie Schmerge. All teachers are certified and qualified. We are a school year learning center, therefore, our school year runs from the last week of August until the middle of May. 

We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. We strive to help each child develop his or her own personality, and broaden and extend his/her interest, curiosity, creativity, and social interactions. Your child will learn in our Christian atmosphere as they grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. We encourage a positive attitude towards school and learning. Through our innovative lesson plans, we develop positive self-esteem, broaden imaginations, and instill an "I can" attitude.

We offer quality preschool and pre-kindergarten classes for toilet-trained children ages 3-5 years. The classes are two days per week for 3 hours each day. Classes are available on Monday & Wednesday mornings, Monday & Wednesday afternoons, or Tuesday & Thursday mornings. Once enrolled your child and siblings will have a preferred spot during re-registration for the following school year.  Call the center for current rates.

Registration for the next fall is always the first Saturday in March. You can register via the link found on our Registration page beginning at 9 a.m. Any questions that morning please call or text 937-538-1698.

We plan to open back up for preschool and PreK classes on August 31, 2020  The following will be some of the changes we have put in place to keep everyone at Care-a-Lot as healthy as we can.
     *Teachers will be wearing masks when not social distanced.
     *Children will NOT need to wear masks
     *Parents must take child's temperature at home before leaving for Care-a-Lot.  Child must be fever free WITHOUT medication for 24 hours before attending.
     *We will take each child's temperature before they enter the building each morning.  If a child has a temperature over 100, they will be sent home.  
     *All children will wash hands at a minimum of upon entering the center, before eating, and again before going home.  
     *Class sizes will be kept at the state-mandated. Classes will be kept separate from other classes.
     *Extra care will be taken in cleaning areas, toys, and tables throughout the day and before another class enters that area.
     *Parents will not be allowed to enter the building unless it is absolutely necessary and must wear mask if they do enter. We are in the process of working out a proper drop off/pick up procedure.