A loving, caring and fun atmosphere where your child can grow!
Helping your child develop a lifelong love of learning!
Quality Child Care Since 1997!
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The Child Garden offers quality child care and educational programs in a loving, caring, and fun environment where children can develop a lifelong love of learning! Our original center in LaGrange was founded in 1997, and our other three centers in LaGrange, Grafton, Oberlin and Wellington, OH opened in subsequent years. We strive to provide children in Southern Lorain County and surrounding areas with the ability to develop their skills and grow in a nurturing setting.

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Dear Families,

At this time we are sorry to say with the guidelines set forth by the state government and ODJFS we need to cancel both our summer field trips and Kinder camp.

You will receive a full refund of your field trip fee if it was paid.

This will be mailed out in the form of a check within 2 weeks.

Please ensure we have your current mailing address. You can do so by logging into MyProcare.com or emailing your center.

These changes are frustrating. Please voice your concern to your state governments. Contact Governor Dewine at 614-644-4357and/or ODJFS at 1-877-302-2347 option 4 and voice what we are all feeling as a community.
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We know that many of you are upset or concerned with the new guidelines coming out. We are aware of many businesses as well of day cares that are closing their doors due to this situation. We are simply at this time, with this phase, following the direction and the guidelines set forth by ODJFS and The Governor. We have been told that there is no time line for this and that it could be through fall or even indefinite until their is a vaccine for Covid. Some changes we have been told to follow for example, we were able to accommodate 12 infants at a time and now we can accommodate 4 or 6. Toddler classes were able to accommodate 14 and we are now legally allowed to have 6. We could have had 18 Schoolagers at a time and can now have 9. That's half capacity or better. That effects every one of us. We also now have to have dividers or walls between each group. That means if we have more than 9 in the schoolage group we must have a wall or divider. In some cases we are actually having walls built. Our gyms/activity rooms are becoming classrooms. We have less children that we can care for, need more staff and are building walls simply to operate with the new rules to accommodate as many families as we can at this time. These are not rules that are coming from us by choice but from the state government. Please voice your concern to your state governments. Contact Governor Dewine at 6146444357and ODJFS at 18773022347 option 4 and voice what we are all feeling as a community. Thank you! ...

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A letter went out to all families via email yesterday. Please look for that email. ...

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A Great Place to Grow!

Each of our centers meets and exceeds all state licensing and training. Our qualified, trained staff offers day care, preschool, before and after school care, summer camp, as well as healthy and organic meals to help children grow up strong and healthy! Each of our teachers is background-checked and has completed a two-week training and orientation. We are proud to have won Best of Lorain County 2017 and to be a Step Up to Quality award winner.

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Our Philosophy

We believe that children learn best by actively participating in their world through a variety of experiences that enhance decision-making, mastery of skills, imagination and the discovery of their unique self.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the center is to provide a quality child care and pre-school for the community. That each child has a kind, safe, healthy, nurturing environment in which they can be the unique individual that they are.

Our Programs


Each of our centers offers day care, preschool, before and after school care and more!

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Parent Information


Parents of enrolled students have online access to surveillance. You can also make payments on time or view today’s meals.

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Job Opportunities


If you are a teacher or caregiver interested in joining our team, apply for a position with us today!

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Harold H.

“The staff at the Child Garden are amazing, so friendly and attentive to my child's needs- it's great. My child just started to go there a couple months ago- everything has been going so well.”

Christina H.

“I have both my girls enrolled at the child garden, one at Wellington and one at Oberlin. The teachers and directors are so helpful and you can tell they truly care for your child! I would recommend all four centers to anyone who is looking for child care.”

Holly C.

“My children have been cared for by The Child Garden since each of my maternity leaves ended. There is no place else I'd trust to help my children learn and grow. Both of my girls attended daycare and preschool. They were helped to develop a love of learning and their teachers always made sure they loved them just the way they were. I recommend TCG to everyone and still use the before and after care program now that my girls are in elementary school. The programs like music, Kidz Art, yoga and more make the programs more than just a daycare!”

Briana F.

“The Child Garden is like a second family. Everyone from the administrators, teachers, children and families are very sweet, kind and caring people. I am lucky to be a part of this family. Working here is so much better than I imagined and I am grateful to our team for teaching me so much in such a short time.”