Countryside YMCA explains what child care ratings actually reveal about child care programs.



When We Think About Quality

When it comes to quality child care, one of the top priorities for parents is undoubtedly safety. At the Countryside YMCA Landen preschool, we’ve made it our mission to offer learning and development programming that exceeds the state recommended health and safety regulations for your children, which is why, for the past two years, we have received a 5-star rating from Step Up To Quality–a rating system administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 


What Ratings Mean 

Step Up To Quality acknowledges that the learning and development program at Countryside YMCA Landen preschool has exceeded state standards. This rating system is based on national research which has proven learning outcomes for kids. The state of Ohio state-certified preschool teacher at Countryside YMCA Landen preschool, Erica Leggiero, is a professional who understands how important brain development is in the early childhood years. This 5-star rating recognizes that our preschool program not only understands how to foster your child’s development but acknowledges that the safety of your child is paramount to us. 


Why Ratings Matter

Child care ratings, especially those given by the state, are something to take note of. Through this rating, the state is recognizing that your child’s early start will be a strong start with our childcare preschool learning program.

It’s been our pursuit to never sacrifice quality for affordability, so, driven by our mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all ages, our childcare preschool program has become one of the best in the state. 


What We Are Currently Offering

Beginning January 20th through February 27th we will be offering $20 off registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Countryside YMCA Landen preschool also invites you to our Open House Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 am-12 pm. Visit us, we’d love to meet you, give you the opportunity to talk freely with our teachers, and get an understanding of our 5-star programming. 


For more information about our preschool program, contact our  teacher, Erica Leggiero at You can also get in touch with us at (513) 513 583 5580 or visit our Countryside YMCA Landen Child Care page here.