Ready Set Grow has been proudly serving the children and families of New Albany and surrounding areas since 2000. Privately owned and located right next door to the New Albany Schools Early Learning Center, Ready Set Grow is an integral part of the New Albany community. Developed in consultation with Dr. Judith Bunge of The Ohio State University, our three-building educational campus offers each child and family a nurturing haven for early childhood development.
During the earliest years of education, children learn to develop outside their family setting, building confidence and independence through hands-on learning, creative play, and nurturing social interactions. At each age level, we ensure children learn more than just the basics: they learn a lifetime love for exploration and learning.
Infants and Toddlers in our child care program receive individualized, nurturing care in a safe, supportive environment. Our teachers build relationships with children and families, allowing them to understand each child’s unique personality, developmental needs, and individual daily schedule. Hands-on activities, songs, stories, and creative movement keep infants and toddlers curious and active during their busy days.
Early Preschool is a unique program for two-year-old children. A combination of informal, self-directed play, small group and large group experiences bridge this important toddler year and the preschool years to come. The Early Preschool program emphasizes emotional and social development while providing developmentally appropriate experiences with beginning pre-academic skills.
Our Preschool and Pre-K curriculum sets us apart from other area programs. Combining the active participatory learning environment in our High Scope curriculum with the emphasis on foundational skills in our Read It Once Again curriculum, children receive the perfect balance of self-directed play in a carefully designed environment and teacher-designed skill-building activities. In Preschool and Pre-K, children have a variety of individual, small group and large group learning experiences. Our children are ready for Kindergarten with confidence, independence, pre-academic knowledge and skills.
Kindergarten students can participate in our Private Kindergarten, a full-day educational program with before and after school care. Kindergarten at Ready Set Grow combines quality curriculum with active learning and character development to help each student achieve maximum success. Our Kindergarten Wrap-Around program extends the learning of students attending a half-day program in New Albany Schools.
For our oldest students, our Before and After School Care and Summer Blast programs provide a safe space for building friendships, exercising creativity, extending learning, enjoying relaxing time together, and receiving support with homework during the school year. Our full-time staff are committed to developing relationships with each child and providing the individualized attention elementary-aged students need.
We understand the importance of the home-school connection, so we make sure families are involved in our programs with daily communication through our online app, monthly newsletters, monthly “special days” at school, parent-teacher conferences, social events and educational opportunities.
At Ready Set Grow, we’re proud of our programs for children and families, and our important place in the community. We host events, such as our Summer Carnival and Winter Wonderland, for enrolled families and the community. And we delight in working with charitable community organizations in events such as the New Albany 4th of July.
Ready Set Grow goes above and beyond to ensure every child receives nurturing care and high quality educational programs so they succeed in school and in life!
For more information or to schedule a visit call us at 614.855.5100!
We look forward to meeting you and your family!