Jewish Early Learning Co-Op

★★★★★
  • 3101 Clifton Ave

    Cincinnati, OH 45220

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  • 513-221-1979

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My initial instinct was that this place offers a warm, caring childcare -- and that instinct had thus far (one month in) been confirmed. My twin 16-month girls were at Blue Ash Educational Center before this, and the difference is noticeable, in a positive way. DO NOT RULE THIS PLACE OUT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT JEWISH -- it does have a religious orientation, but it is not trying to convert anyone.

First, the number of children is substantially fewer than the maximum legally allowable. At Blue Ash, they often had the full 14 toddlers with just 2 F/T people -- legal, but just crazy to me. No normal person can have that much patience, constantly, every day. At JELC, there are only 7 or 8 children, with 2 F/T and 1 P/T person. Even if they add a few more children, that still allows for more individualized attention, and lets the adults have more patience.

Second, I adore the manager/supervisor, Janella Johnson. She's been running it forever, but rather than appearing jaded and tired (which was the "vibe" that I got at Blue Ash from the older women), she is simply a calm, happy professional. Also, all of them have been very responsive to my concerns -- my girls are prone to constipation, and they indicated that they've made extra efforts to keep them hydrated. And she is firm but warm in encouraging proper behavior (the "no grabbing toys") -- which, again, is easier if people aren't overworked and frazzled.

Third, the available space is just much bigger -- probably 50-75% bigger than Blue Ash. Most of the space is open (no full walls), so it seems airy, not claustrophobic. Given how little time infants and toddlers spend outside most of the year, having that extra space feels meaningful. However, the spaces are separated into sections by half-doors that lock, so they can keep the children together and rotate them through the day.

Fourth, I just really like the atmosphere there. It feels, for lack of a better word, homey. It has rugs/carpet in many places. All of the toys and utensils are kept clean, and the floor appears swept every few hours. But it just feels as if the priorities are playing with and caring for the children, not focused on looking pristine. That is the balance that I prefer. It has plenty of toys, sensory activities, and reading times, and music/dancing times. It doesn't have fancy language classes. But they are toddlers -- they will learn a lot from just the basics.

Finally, and most important -- the girls appear to be thriving there. They adjusted in a day, and seem happy to arrive there in the mornings.

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★★★★★

My initial instinct was that this place offers a warm, caring childcare -- and that instinct had thus far (one month in) been confirmed. My twin 16-month girls were at Blue Ash Educational Center before this, and the difference is noticeable, in a positive way. DO NOT RULE THIS PLACE OUT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT JEWISH -- it does have a religious orientation, but it is not trying to convert anyone.

First, the number of children is substantially fewer than the maximum legally allowable. At Blue Ash, they often had the full 14 toddlers with just 2 F/T people -- legal, but just crazy to me. No normal person can have that much patience, constantly, every day. At JELC, there are only 7 or 8 children, with 2 F/T and 1 P/T person. Even if they add a few more children, that still allows for more individualized attention, and lets the adults have more patience.

Second, I adore the manager/supervisor, Janella Johnson. She's been running it forever, but rather than appearing jaded and tired (which was the "vibe" that I got at Blue Ash from the older women), she is simply a calm, happy professional. Also, all of them have been very responsive to my concerns -- my girls are prone to constipation, and they indicated that they've made extra efforts to keep them hydrated. And she is firm but warm in encouraging proper behavior (the "no grabbing toys") -- which, again, is easier if people aren't overworked and frazzled.

Third, the available space is just much bigger -- probably 50-75% bigger than Blue Ash. Most of the space is open (no full walls), so it seems airy, not claustrophobic. Given how little time infants and toddlers spend outside most of the year, having that extra space feels meaningful. However, the spaces are separated into sections by half-doors that lock, so they can keep the children together and rotate them through the day.

Fourth, I just really like the atmosphere there. It feels, for lack of a better word, homey. It has rugs/carpet in many places. All of the toys and utensils are kept clean, and the floor appears swept every few hours. But it just feels as if the priorities are playing with and caring for the children, not focused on looking pristine. That is the balance that I prefer. It has plenty of toys, sensory activities, and reading times, and music/dancing times. It doesn't have fancy language classes. But they are toddlers -- they will learn a lot from just the basics.

Finally, and most important -- the girls appear to be thriving there. They adjusted in a day, and seem happy to arrive there in the mornings.

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