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Bombeck Family Learning Center

Welcome to the five star-rated Bombeck Family Learning Center

At the Bombeck Family Learning Center, our main goal is to provide the very best care and educational experiences for infants, toddlers & preschoolers ages 6 weeks to 5 years old by working in partnership with their families as the children grow and develop. We believe the positive experiences of infants, toddlers, and young children are critical to healthy development and that these experiences establish a foundation from which children can reach their full potential.

As leaders in the early childhood community, our employees enjoy reaching out to the community in ways that improve young lives in our region and advance the development of knowledge in the field of early childhood education. We are affiliated with the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences, and the family spirit that prevails at the Catholic, Marianist university guides us to advocate for young children and their families regardless of cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, or religious background.

Accreditation information

The Bombeck Family Learning Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and holds a 5-star rating from the State of Ohio's Step Up to Quality rating system.

High-Quality Care and Educational Experiences

  • Our Facilities
  • Supporting Your Child's Development
  • Unique Partnership With UD
  • Indoor & Outdoor Experiential Areas

    Our 21,000-square-foot Center features large, open classrooms with an abundance of natural light, which encourages young learners to explore in a safe environment. Our spacious outdoor learning areas include age-appropriate play stations and toys that help children develop gross and fine motor skills.

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    The Center's curriculum implements Ohio's Infant and Toddler Guidelines and the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards. It follows the children's interests, is assessment-supported, builds on the children's knowledge and abilities and provides for the physical, social/emotional, language, aesthetic, and cognitive development of the children. The Center also uses ACCESS curriculum, an intentional, integrated and inquiry-based curriculum for children. It was developed at the Bombeck Family Learning Center by teachers, administrators, the curriculum specialist and early and middle childhood faculty.

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    The Bombeck Family Learning Center serves as the demonstration school for UD students studying early childhood education. This unique partnership allows the Center's children and their families to experience high-quality care and education. Second-year early childhood education majors actively participate in the Center's classrooms during their year-­long field practicum, learning the best practices in early childhood education as they prepare to become teachers.

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    Bombeck Family Learning Center

    941 Alberta St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45409

    5 stars

    rating from Ohio's Step Up to Quality initiative