The Vineyard Early Childhood Center provides full-time childcare and preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We also provide a part-time, 1/2-day preschool program (September through May only) for ages 3 to 5. Children must be potty-trained for the part time preschool program.

Commonly Asked Questions

Where can I pick up an application?

Applications are available from a receptionist in our church ministry center between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm, and at the Community Center front desk after 10am.

What do I need to do in order to reserve a space for the 2016-2017 part time preschool?

We will begin taking applications starting February 1st. You will need to complete and return the part time preschool registration form along with a $35 registration fee to reserve a space (checks can be payable to VECC). Spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.

How do I schedule a tour of the center?

You can contact Brandy Frias to schedule a tour. Tours typically take place during the morning between 9:30 and 11:00 am.

Do you accept part time enrollment in your full time, year round program?

No, we only accept children who need care all day, Monday through Friday.

Do you accept Title XX?

Yes, but you must be approved for full time hours and can verify that you currently receive benefits in order to enroll your child.

Do you have a waiting list for your center, and if so, how do I get onto the waiting list?

Yes, we do have a waiting list for some of our classrooms, but it is always a good rule to call and check on the wait list status. To put your child on the wait list, we will need a completed application along with a $35 registration fee to hold a space.

Is there a difference in your part time preschool and full time program offered for 3-5 year olds?

No, our full time program also offers the preschool component. We offer our full time program for working families who need the care all day for their child.

What type of curriculum do you use?

We use The Creative Curriculum, which is a play-based curriculum. We foster the concept in that children learn through play and exploration. The teachers create age-appropriate lesson plans that incorporate the developmental and academic needs of the children. In addition, the teachers individualize their lesson plans to meet the children's needs and align their plans with Ohio's Early Learning and Developmental Standards.

Our Misson

The mission of Vineyard Early Childhood Center is to provide an environment where children are loved and nurtured by committed Christian teachers who work with parents to ensure that the children's intellectual, physical, spiritual and social developmental needs are met.


  • To encourage the child's awareness of the love of God.
  • To develop a love and respect for others.
  • To encourage development of small and large motor skills.
  • To help the child learn good health habits.
  • To stimulate curiosity and creativity.
  • To develop a sense of responsibility.
  • To provide readiness experiences which help prepare the child for more formal education ahead.
  • To promote a positive self-image.
  • To provide an environment that fosters a sense of security and well-being.

Our Rates

Full Time Program, 7am-6pm (year round)
Infants (6 wks to 18 mos) - $260 per week
18 mos to 3 years - $235 per week
3 to 5 years - $220 per week

Registration: $35

Part Time Preschool, 9am-12pm (September-May)
T, Th - $140 per month
M, W, F - $190 per month
M-F - $240 per month

For more information

For enrollment information, contact: 

Christine Stover
Assistant Director 

For more information, contact:

Kelly Sheldon
Interim Director
614.890.5056 (fax)



Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm


Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-2pm
Sunday, 2pm-8pm 


Times & Locations









All children must have a parent or guardian with them at all times while using the playground. Playground climbing/sliding equipment is for use only by children ages 4 - 11.


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Vineyard Community Center
6000 Cooper Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
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