About Us

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.

At Care-a-Lot, our staff believes education at this age means having a wide variety of interesting and developmentally appropriate activities.  Children learn best by use of their senses and from opportunities to use natural elements.  We strive to provide each child with various experiences that will help them grow not only academically, but also socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually.  As a result of these experiences at Care-a-Lot, each child will begin to learn to recognize the rights of others, recognize his own rights, and develop inner-controls.  They will also experience warm friendships with their teachers and peers as they develop a healthy self-esteem and independence to learn to cope in today's world.  

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.

Online registration for the next fall is always the first Saturday in March, beginning at 9 a.m.