Kids Place School Year Program – Gahanna

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Gahanna Afterschool

YWCA Kids Place has more than 30 years of experience providing affordable, dependable, high-quality, after school child care for families in Gahanna. Our programs are conveniently located right in your child’s elementary school in order to promote consistency and continuity for your child’s transition from school to Kids Place.

All of our programs are Step Up to Quality star-rated, using a comprehensive curriculum that includes choice-based learning, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), social-emotional development, and physical fitness. Additionally, in lock-step with the mission of YWCA Columbus, social action and advocacy are promoted by participating in community service projects that benefit non-profit programs in the community.


Why Kids Place?

Parents and students value us!

Our staff provide unprecedented leadership and expertise

We take pride in our outstanding academic programming

Engaging with our local community is a priority


Tuition Rate

$50.00 annual registration fee per family

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$261.00/month for one child
$248.00/month for each additional sibling

Gahanna Locations:

Blacklick Elementary (FULL)

Havens Corner Road
Blacklick, OH 43004
Jenn Hannah

Chapelfield Elementary (FULL)

280 Chapelfield Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Loren Martin

Goshen Lane Elementary (FULL)

370 Goshen Lane
Gahanna, OH 43230
Cheryl Glenn

High Point Elementary (FULL)

700 Venetian Way
Gahanna, OH 43230
Oriana Brenzo

Jefferson Elementary (FULL)

136 Carpenter Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Kristy Hylton

Lincoln Elementary (FULL)

515 Havens Corner Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Kathy Athey

Mifflin Presbyterian Church (FULL)

123 Granville Street
Gahanna, OH 43230
Liz Kittner
Transportation provided from Chapelfield, Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary

Peace Lutheran Church (FULL)

455 Clark State Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Jamie Randle
Transportation provided from Blacklick and High Point Elementary schools

Royal Manor Elementary (FULL)

299 Empire Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230
Rebecca Rice

Drop in Care

Drop-in care is for families who are not currently enrolled in our program and have an occasional or emergency need for after-school care. Before you drop in, you must complete and return this form to the site director 24 hours in advance.


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Registration, Wait list and Contract

Debbie Delzell
Kids Place Data Specialist
614.224.9121 ext. 1274

Payment and Receipt

Candice Moore
Fiscal Specialist
614.224.9121 ext. 1207

Publicly Funded Childcare (title xx)

Mandi Buchwald
Program Administrator - Gahanna
614.224.9121 ext. 1211

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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