From the ages of six weeks to five years, your child is in his or her greatest phase of developmental growth, and we will do everything we can to ensure it’s rewarding.
With a goal of helping every child get ready for kindergarten and beyond in an environment that's safe, fun and loving, we offer a mix of structured activity and unstructured play, group and individual learning, quiet and active time—indoors and out, and both student-centered and teacher-directed activities.
Our amazing teacher-to-child ratios allow us to know—really know—each and every child in our care, and enable us to offer them more love, more understanding, and more individualized attention than they’ll receive anywhere else.
What We Believe
There are many truths we hold dear, mainly:
- Kids thrive on love
- Children learn by playing and having fun
- Every day should begin and end with a hug
- Learning is about much more than ABCs and numbers (although those are important, too)
- Wherever little ones spend a large part of their day ought to feel like home
- Behaviors need to be understood before they can be corrected
- A safe and stimulating environment encourages imagination and creativity
- The best teachers are the most caring teachers
- Parents need caring, too. We're here for them as much as we are their children.
Meet Sarah Eichorn, CBD
(Chief Believer & Dreamer)
After babysitting her way through her pre-teen years, working as a nanny during high school, hauling craft supplies in her car trunk for a decade, and eagerly looking for daily opportunities to play well into adulthood, Sarah Eichorn seemed destined to work with children. In 2007, she decided to turn her lifelong dreams of running a child care center into a reality, and began making investigative visits to other facilities to figure out the industry. What she discovered—no greeting at one location, TVs as babysitters at another—gave her pause...and a clear direction. Armed with a vision of what a daycare should be, she opened her first Little Dreamers Big Believers in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Within months she had a center full of happy and healthy children, dozens of ecstatic parents, and a waiting list of 150 families.
Sarah often says she'd have a thousand care centers if she could find ten thousand employees who demonstrate the values she holds dear. But since those people are few and far between, she’s committed to only opening centers when she knows she has the perfect staff in place.
CHECK OUT SARAH'S SPACE
On Sarah’s blog, she shares parenting tips (with three kids of her own, she’s becoming an expert), family-friendly recipes from Bellwether Kitchen, interesting goings-on around town, upcoming LDBB events, and whatever else she thinks might make your life richer, more rewarding, and easier. READ OUR BLOG