Guardian Angels Early Learning Center (GAELC) was founded to provide Catholic child care for families for whom a faith-based environment is a priority. It expands our established 3-, 4-, and 5- year old programs to include programming for babies and toddlers, 6-weeks to 36-months old. GAELC is open year-round from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. GAELC is rooted in Matthew's Gospel which combines the truth of the protection provided by the Guardian Angels with the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. (Matthew 18:10-14)
GAELC is a Highly-Rated Early Childhood Education Center through Step Up To Quality
Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards and exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
GAELC uses the Creative Curriculum in all classrooms. Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based, research-proven program. It features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. (Creative Curriculum)
For religions instruction, the Stories of God's Love series is used in the pre-school classrooms. Stories of God’s Love is an easy-to-use, developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum designed to engage children and their families in learning about their Catholic faith and in making the connections between Scripture and daily life. Connecting with children’s social and emotional needs, the hands-on activities embedded within the curriculum are age and developmentally appropriate. Paired with the colorful illustrations, they engage the child and their family in creating a learning environment that mirrors God’s love for his children. (Stories of God's Love)
GAELC uses Brightwheel, a student tracking app, in the following ways:
Tracking student physicals and immunization dates
Tracking student activities such as diapers/toilet use, eating habits, and naps
Sending pictures and videos to parents throughout the day
A Brightwheel invitation will be sent to families as part of the admissions process.
GAELC admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Early Learning Center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.
Children with special needs will be evaluated on an individual basis and welcomed into the program whenever appropriate. GAELC will evaluate students’ Individualized Education Plan’s (IEPs) to determine their ability to meet each child’s needs, and a service plan will be implemented where appropriate.
Children with Exceptional Needs
We are not equipped to serve children with severe exceptional learning needs or health conditions. Exceptions may be made by the Principal in accordance with a written medical/ physical care plan for the care of the child. We are willing to work with the technical assistance programs for a child with exceptional needs.