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About Kendal

Welcome to Kendal Early Learning Center, a Step Up To Quality Five Star rated program, located inside Kendal at Oberlin, in Oberlin, Ohio.  Our unique Intergenerational Program combined with the Creative Curriculum provide a balanced approach for young children to learn and grow. We provide programming for preschool children and we currently have openings available.

Our Vision:

Kendal Early Learning Center (KELC) will be a leader in person-centered intergenerational programming in Ohio for the children of Kendal Northern Ohio staff members and families from the surrounding community.

KELC will unite generations with relationships having lasting positive effects on the lives of their children and residents. This will be accomplished using an educational curriculum focusing on the needs and interests of each child and on the interests and talents of each resident according to Kendal’s person-centered philosophy. KELC will maintain an environment that is aligned to NAEYC’s quality benchmarks and adheres to our mission to develop fiscal viability through community and philanthropic resources.

Our Mission:

Oberlin Childcare FriendsIt is our mission at Kendal’s Early Learning Center to provide the families of on-site employees and families from the surrounding community with a high-quality educational program founded on Kendal’s Quaker-based Values and Practices, which provides the following: a written, evidence-based comprehensive curriculum; diverse enrollment of all income levels from the local community; safe secure environment in an intergenerational setting; and trained and experienced staff.

KELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has attained a Five Star Rating from the State of Ohio. Programs who have accomplished these credentials have completed a voluntary comprehensive process of internal self-study and external professional review to verify compliance of a high quality learning environment in 10 critical areas: Relationships, Curriculum, Teaching, Assessment, Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, Physical Environment, and Management.

Kendal is very proud of our small intimate setting which provides an opportunity for children and their families to experience the true meaning of extended family and a strong sense of community life.

Program Support 2011-2018