Welcome to the five star-rated Bombeck Family Learning Center

Children play at the Bombeck Family Learning Center.
Named the top child care center in Dayton by Dayton Business Journal: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

The Bombeck Family Learning Center is the Early Childhood Education Demonstration School of the University of Dayton's School of Education and Health Sciences. We are dedicated to giving full attention to all of the needs of the children for whom we provide care and educate.


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:

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  • NAEYC accreditation is a national accreditation program that has worked for more than 80 years to raise the quality of programs for all children from birth through age eight. A major part of NAEYC's efforts to improve early childhood education is through different systems of accreditation for programs that are committed to meeting national standards of quality.
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  • Step Up to Quality is the State of Ohio's voluntary quality rating system for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services-licensed child care programs. Step Up to Quality recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio's licensing standards.

Three R's: The Bombeck Center Way

  • Respect: We are a community of learners in an environment of respect for children, families, teachers, and staff.
  • Reflective Practice: Quality care and education require conscious reflection of the people, policies, and practice that take place.
  • Research: We base our practice on the rich historical research in early childhood that has determined best practices for working with children.

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