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*From Interstate 315South take the North Broadway exit (follow Hospital sign). Stay straight through light to go onto Thomas Lane. Turn left when you see the Riverside Children's sign and stay right to pull up to card reader gate. Push the intercom button to initiate entrance, we will release the gate. Park in our lot and come to the front door. Ring door bell and we will release the door.

*From Interstate 315N take the Olentangy River Rd exit toward North Broadway. Keep R at fork to continue towards N Broadway. Turn L on Olentangy River Rd.
Turn L onto Thomas Lane.
Turn Left when you see the Riverside Children's Center sign, and turn right at the gate. Ring the intercom and we will release the gate for your entrance. Park in our lot and ring the doorbell at the front door. We will release the door for your entrance.
  • Columbus Child Care Center Address: 835 Thomas Lane, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Phone: 614-566-4847
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep,
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Welcome to Riverside Children's Center

A great place to learn, discover and grow!

Welcome to Bright Horizons. At Riverside Children's Center, we recognize how important beginnings are in each child's development, and to each family. We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where your child can learn and develop to their full potential. Explore our website to learn more!


What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Ms. Cathy, WE love your enthusiasm and charisma!!! Thank you! The Books"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool

Featured Parent Webinar

Organization Tips for Busy Families

Being a working parent takes an incredible amount of organization, preparation, juggling and a little bit of daily magic. Watch our parenting video to get simple tips and tricks on getting your family organized.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Celebrates 15 Years!

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenThe Bright Horizons Foundation for Children honors its 15th anniversary with Voices of Gratitude, a digital magazine celebrating the difference our programs make in people's lives. To date, thousands of partners, volunteers, and donors have shared their time, resources, and knowledge across hundreds of communities and now serve more than 100,000 children a year through Bright Spaces, volunteering, and grants.

Meals

Nutritious snacks and lunch provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

Tumblin' 4 Kids - Mobile Gymnastics and fitness program.  The children recieve age appropriate sports readiness training.  Now imagine your child staying healthy and having fun!

CompuQuest Computer Classes - Computer Classes for students ages 3-6.  We are excited about the opportunity for the children to have hands-on computer time using IBM-compatible laptops, award-winning software that has recognizable characters which makes learning fun!

Soccer Shots - "Soccer Shots is designed for children ages 3-6.  This program was created and franchised by two former professional soccer players.  Soccer is wildly the most popular sport for boys and girls in America today, and is an excellent source of physical activity and development of healthy habits."

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