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Happy Holidays
December 18, 2015
Wishing all of our families a happy holiday season! Please remember that time, patience and love are the very best gifts to both give and receive.
 
 

 

Book Focus
May 1, 2015
Our Toddler Room is doing a book focus on The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This is the special lunch they made. The Toddlers loved it and ate so much!
Very hungry caterpillar
 

 

 

Recognition of Teachers
April 10, 2015
 
Continuity of teachers is certainly a contributing factor in maintaining good quality early childhood programs. With this in mind, I am proud to share that the following FIVE teachers were recognized for their loyalty and awarded special gifts at our March staff meeting. Congratulations to Emily (Kindergarten and Part time Preschool) who attended SRCC as a child and to Megan (Toddler Room) as they were both recognized for THREE YEARS of teaching at Smoky Row. Ashley (Butterfly) and Denise (Tree House Club) were recognized for FIVE YEARS. Bethann (Part time Preschool and Kindergarten) celebrates TWENTY YEARS! Just consider her remarkable dedication, professionalism and yes; stamina to do what she does each day. These wonderful professionals are so valuable to us and they are a major factor in our success in living up to our goals of high quality care and education. THANK YOU all for your loyalty to our Center.
 

 

Goldfish Swim School
February 18, 2015
 
We had a fun visit from Goldfish Swim School learning about water safety. Look them up if you are looking for developmentally appropriate swim lessons.
 
Goldfish swim schoolGoldfish swim school learning
 

 

 

Part-Time Preschool
February 10, 2015
 
Registration is now open for our Part-Time Preschool Program. Please call 614-766-2122 to set up a tour.
 

 

Happy Holidays!
December 15, 2014
 
Wishing you the happiest of holidays from our Smoky Row family to yours!
 
 
christmas holidays - smoky row children's center
 

 

Book Fair
October 10, 2014
 
A big thank you to all of our families who participated in our book fair! Congratulations to Gabriel who guessed the number of buttons and won a stuffed Corduroy and book!!
 
Prizewinner
 

 

Summer Donation
September 2, 2014
 
Our summer camp program raised money through our art project raffle. We donated $70.00 to the FEEDdelaware Ministry. Each dollar donated will buy $7.00 worth of food from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Our donation will provide food for about 50 families! To learn more about this organization please go to helpfeeddelaware.org.
 
 

 

A Blast From the Past
June 5, 2014
 
 

Here is a wonderful note we received from a past family whose twin girls are graduating high school:
Hi Judy,
As graduation approaches and my husband and I reminisce about the past 18 years, Smoky Row, your wonderful children’s center, always comes up. It provided the most wonderful peace of mind for us and was such a great start for our girls. We always feel so blessed that we were lucky enough to get twins into the infant room and be a part of the Smoky Row family.
Both girls got tons of scholarships (they say the first five years count the most in terms of education :)) and will be attending Notre Dame and the University of Cincinnati.

 
Welcome Summer Campers!
June 2, 2014
 
We are so happy to welcome back so many of our school age friends! It is like a family reunion when students return to Smoky Row at the end of the school year. We have lots of fun activities and field trips planned. We love summer at Smoky Row!
 
 
Smoky Row Teachers are the Best!
February 3, 2014
 
Help us celebrate some of our fabulous teachers! Missy has been teaching at Smoky Row for 20 years! Bobbie has been teaching at Smoky Row for 21 years! Marsha, Sue and Kim have each been teaching at Smoky Row for 23 years! Jola has been teaching at Smoky Row for 24 years!!! Such dedication is very impressive! We love our teachers!!
 

 

Season of Giving
December 20, 2013
 
During this season of giving, our Smoky Row families have been incredibly generous:
 
The Infant Room collected two large boxes of food for the Worthington Food Pantry.
The Toddlers and Super Stars collected over 50 pairs of pajamas and sent them to Scholastic Books who donated a book for every pair and distributed them to children in need.
The Monkey Room, Butterfly Room and Teddy Bear Room donated items to needy families through Westerville Caring and Sharing.
The Butterfly and Teddy Bear Families also collected over 200 canned goods for Smoky Row Brethren Church.
The Tree House Club worked with Amethyst Women’s Home to donate 35 gifts and gift cards for women and children in need.
The Sunshine and Rainbow Rooms collected over 200 stuffed animals to donate to Riverside Methodist Hospital’s Emergency Room.
Camp K adopted a family at Linden STEM Academy and visited the pre-k class to participate in activities and donate a book to each child in the class.
 
A big thank you to all who participated!
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2013
 
Be thankful for the wonderful children in your life!
 
 
 
Spooky Lunch Fun!
October 29, 2013
Teddy Bear Spooky Lunch
 
Check out the fun special lunch that was served in the Teddy Bear Room! Yummy and spooky!!
 

 

Family Picnic
September 20, 2013
 
Families in our full-day program please plan on joining us at Highbanks Northern Shelter on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30. Information and sign up sheets are outside each classroom. It is always a fun time. We hope to see you there!
 
 
Student Teachers
September 12, 2013
 
Smoky Row is mentoring six student teachers this fall! Four from Ohio State and two from Columbus State. We are so proud of our center and so happy to share our expertise and professionalism with future teachers.
 

 

Welcome Back to School!
September 6, 2013
 
After three weeks of fall session our classes are all going so well! We have so many busy children with smiling faces. All of our teachers’ hard work has helped to ensure smooth transitions for our new children. Welcome to all of our new families. We are so happy that you have joined our Smoky Row family!

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12, 2013
 
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We’d like to thank each and every one of our former and current teachers for being the wonderful people they are and helping children grow every day! The Center is lucky to have people as great as you!
 
 
Visit Us at the Columbus Zoo!
March 27, 2013
 
Join us at the Columbus Zoo for Eggs, Paws, and Claws! Smoky Row will have a table set up in the Asia Quest building on Friday from 5-8 pm and all day Saturday. We’ll have candy and you can check out our new brochure. Hope you can make it!
 
 
Part-Time Preschool
February 24, 2013
 
Our fall part-time preschool is now enrolling! Please call for more info or fill out a form conveniently located on our website. Just click the purple “Enroll Now” at the top of any page of our site to go straight to the application!
 
 
Smoky Row is in the News!
February 10, 2013
 
Smoky Row made the news! Check out this article in ThisWeek about celebrating our 30th anniversary. They had some great things to say about us!
 
 
 
Smoky Row’s Anniversary
January 29, 2013
 
This month we celebrate the opening of Smoky Row Children’s Center 30 years ago. January of 1983 was when Smoky Row first opened its doors. We’d like to thank all staff, parents, and students who have been part of our journey into the center we are today. Thank you for thirty wonderful years!
 
 
 
 
Kindergarten Ready Or Not?
January 19, 2013
 
 
Are you trying to decide whether or not to send your child to kindergarten? Do you have any questions about kindergarten? Plan to attend the Kindergarten Ready or Not question and answer session. There will be a Smoky Row, a Worthington, and an Olentangy kindergarten teacher there to answer any and all questions you may have. There are two sessions being offered:
  • Wednesday, January 23 at Old Worthington Library at 7 pm
  • Thursday January 31 at Northwest Library at 7 pm
All parents are welcome and we hope to see you there!
 
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
December 24, 2012
 
 
All of us at Smoky Row would like to wish you a very happy and safe holiday!
 
 

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