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Play & Learn is proud to have such a caring and wonderful staff! Our staff qualifications and staff/child ratios always meet—and often exceed!—local and state requirements.



What's Special About Our Staff?

The staff is here to help guide your child in his/her life experiences in a Christian environment.  The majority of our staff members have been a part of our center family for multiple years. The staff members’ lengthy tenures (average five to ten years) combined with a low staff turnover rate are great assets to our Center and a testament to the staff members’ commitment and dedication to the children and their families.

The staff of Play & Learn is selected from a field of qualified candidates and comprised of well-educated and caring adults who wish to take an active part in providing quality child care and early childhood education for all children. Play & Learn aims to employ individuals who have had a wide variety of experiences both professionally and personally and whose individual personalities and talents complement one another to present a well-rounded staff.


We only hire staff members who are physically, mentally, and emotionally able to care for young children and be actively involved in fulfilling their job responsibilities at all times. All prospective employees are required to complete a civilian background check before being employed. Each member of our staff has been carefully interviewed and trained to exemplify our philosophy of operation and education.


  • The administrative staff at Play & Learn is composed of a director and an assistant director.

  • Each classroom has one or more caregivers/teachers who are responsible for the overall daily management of the classroom program.

  • Each member of the teaching staff has been employed as a qualified and competent person to care for the individual needs of each child.

We are always available to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have!



Each Play & Learn staff member is required to obtain the necessary training in early childhood development and education as required by law. This includes training in:

  • Child development

  • Health and safety

  • First aid/CPR

  • Communicable disease recognition and management

  • Child abuse/neglect recognition and prevention.

Toddler girl playing on playground at Play & Learn Christian Child Care in Columbus, OH


The Center Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Play & Learn and its staff. Play & Learn is overseen by Gethsemane Lutheran Church, and more specifically their Child Care Committee.


The Child Care Committee is composed of several church members, two appointed parent representatives, and the Center Director. The Committee is responsible for the entire operation of the Center and meets once a month to discuss matters presented by the Director and to periodically review policies and procedures. The Committee approves the budget and is responsible for strategic goal setting and the long-term planning of the Center.


Parents/Guardians may attend the Committee meetings at any time; however, the Committee chairperson should be contacted prior to the meeting.

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