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 education experiences for children by working in partnership with their families as the children grow and develop from ages birth through five years. 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.

We are affiliated with the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences, and the family spirit that prevails at our Catholic, Marianist university guides us to advocate for young children and their families regardless of cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, or religious background. As leaders in the early childhood community, our faculty and staff 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.

Accreditation info

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

  • NAEYC: National accreditation program that works to raise the quality of programs for all children from birth through age eight.
  • Step Up to Quality: State of Ohio's voluntary quality rating system for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services-licensed child care programs. Recognizes programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio's licensing standards.

Demonstration school

As the demonstration school for the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences, we mentor future early childhood educators and also provide support and observation experiences for students in other university programs.

Second-year early childhood education majors actively participate in the Center's classrooms during the year-­long field practicum associated with their coursework, learning the very best practices in early childhood education as they prepare to become tomorrow's teachers.

As a result of this affiliation, the Bombeck Family Learning Center's children and families have the unique opportunity to experience high-quality care and education.

Visit us

Our center is a unique, caring, learning community. If you are not already a part of it, we hope your online visit leads you to consider visiting us in person.

We're always happy to give tours to parents, professional colleagues at other early childhood centers, university classes, and any other person or organization interested in observing a high-quality program for infants through preschoolers.

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