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Daycare Services at Jolly Tots, Too!

For over 20 years Jolly Tots has provided outstanding child care services to the of Gahanna, New Albany, and the surrounding Columbus region. At our daycare center, we value the strong leadership, dedication and encouragement from our teachers! It is also the trust and support from parents that bring JTT full circle in being able to provide such a wonderful learning environment for all of our children. We are located centrally between Gahanna and New Albany and offer infant care, toddler care, preschool education and kindergarten education.

Our Child Care Programs

Dive in and explore our dynamic child care programs at Jolly Tots, Too! Let the adventure begin!
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Infant Daycare

Our Infant Care programs are for children ages 6 weeks to 18 months. Infancy is a time for bonding. An infant’s rapid growth requires energy and patience from the child-care provider.

Learn more about our infant care classrooms:

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Toddler Daycare

Young toddlers are particularly curious. They are exploring their power over the child-care provider through obstinacy, temper tantrums, and negativism.

Learn more about our toddler care classrooms:

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Preschool Program

The preschooler is embarking on the age of discovery, inventiveness, curiosity, and development of behavior patterns.

Learn more about our preschool daycare classrooms:

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Kindergarten School

The full day Kindergarten Program sets the stage for the higher-learning areas. During this stage of development, children are very active, curious, and eager to learn. They are much more cooperative and able to develop close friendships with their peers.

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Excellent
Based on 27 reviews
Marcie Hancharick
Marcie Hancharick
2024-04-19
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We would choose JTT over and over again. If you are looking for a reliable, safe, warm, engaging, close-knit, educational child care option LOOK NO FURTHER. The second you step foot in the door with your newborn in hand, you will feel it, it's undeniable. As a mother, I was searching for "that" feeling and I found it here. Each stage of my daughters' care has been exceptional. The staff is amazing. They are communicative, organized, they always plan fun "extra" things for the kids and the phone never rings more than twice if you call the center just to name a few things that separates JTT from other places. JTT has played a critical role in the development of my girls and they do it with genuine investment and care. Their specialized teaching has OVER prepared them for school. That kind of reinforcement following a big decision is what any parent would ask for!
Elizabeth Casasanta
Elizabeth Casasanta
2024-04-19
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Our 2 children have attend Jolly Tots Too now over 6 years and they LOVE the center. The teachers have been great at caring for the kids from infant up and the preparation both have received in forms of education and emotional/social development has been above and beyond. Can’t say enough about the nurse on site too - always willing to answer questions and has saved us many doctor visits! I always recommend when talking to parents looking for centers just like it was recommended to me when we were looking all those years ago.
Rachel Bankes
Rachel Bankes
2024-04-19
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Both of our girls started at JTT as babies and both have flourished beyond our expectations from the care and education the center offers. Every classroom teacher creates a safe and loving environment, encouraging independence and helping build self confidence. The kindergarten program is top notch and put our daughter in an exceptional position when she entered first grade. I can’t say enough positive things about JTT! We’ve been so lucky for the past 7+ years that we’ve been a part of this community!
Danielle Freeman
Danielle Freeman
2024-04-18
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We love JTT! We were looking to switch daycares in summer of 2023 and looked at JTT at the referral of a close friend. We fell in love immediately with the welcoming feel, the long tenure of the teachers, staff, and leadership, and the invaluable lines of communication and ways that JTT keeps us updated on the daily activities and growth of our sweet boy! Thanks to everyone at JTT for making us feel so confidant about our son’s future!
Jessica Berndt
Jessica Berndt
2024-04-18
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We've been trusting JTT with our 4 children since 2022, and they've surpassed our expectations in every class, from the infant room up to 2’s and 3’s. The staff are exceptional. They create a loving environment where our kids have built strong bonds with their caregivers and their friends. My kids are always excited to go to “school” to see their friends and teachers and participate in the fun activities, crafts, and learning experiences planned each day. Nurse Sue is a big reason we started with JTT due to the medical complexities of one of our kiddos & having a qualified nurse on-site to address any health concerns has given us immense peace of mind for all our kids. We wholeheartedly recommend JTT to anyone looking for a nurturing and enriching childcare experience!
Kristina Walsh
Kristina Walsh
2024-04-18
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Both of our kiddos have moved their way through Jolly Tots and they are both such well adjusted, smart and friendly little kiddos! Some of our favorite child care folks are Jolly Tots teachers- we trust them at school and at home!
Tessa Crilley
Tessa Crilley
2024-04-18
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We have been with JTT for over 7 years. They are family to us and we have had nothing but positive experiences with all staff. Our kids love the variety of experiences and activities - including Spanish, sign language, zoo visits, character visits, music class, etc. The very best!!
Alicia Ehret
Alicia Ehret
2024-04-18
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Jolly Tots is a fantastic daycare with amazing staff! I love that so many of the staff members have 5+ years of experience. As a teacher myself, I know how much experience in the classroom can contribute to the effectiveness of the educator. I also love that new staff are able to learn from experienced teachers! There is even a nurse on staff. They have done a wonderful job taking care of my kids and helping them to learn and grow. I highly recommend Jolly Tots to any parent looking for quality daycare for their child!
Xavier Bruno
Xavier Bruno
2024-04-16
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Well pleased with Jolly Tots Too! Our children have attended infant through Kindergarten and we are more than pleased with their care!!! Check them out if you are looking for quality care.

Why Choose Jolly Tots Too?

Discover the warmth and care your child deserves at Jolly Tots Too, where every day is filled with laughter, learning, and love.

Jolly Tots, Too! On-Site Nurse

Daycare Nurse at Jolly tots too!

We are very proud of our on-site nurse Sue Rikk. She provides compassionate care to keep our young ones healthy at all times! Thus, we have a health and safety program that stands out among the crowd! When a Registered Nurse is on site to answer questions, it eases all medical concerns. It is also important that our teachers practice healthy and safe protocols to keep the spread of germs and illness down inside the classroom. Our entire staff is educated in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse/Neglect. Read more about Sue by clicking on her photo!

Music Appreciation

We love to incorporate music throughout our program at Jolly Tots, Too! Music can help us teach new concepts, encourage verbal language skill development as well as literacy. We do this by singing songs and dancing which promotes large motor development. Once a month we have a special music teacher that meets with each classroom to introduce new instruments and songs.

Language & Multicultural Program

The multicultural components at Jolly Tots Too are designed to expose the children to a variety of cultural experiences, traditions, and foreign languages. Children receive instruction in Spanish and Sign Language each week. These lessons are directly related to the topics studied through the weekly curriculum. Therefore, we help increase the child's awareness of the people of other cultures. Every year Jolly Tots Too hosts a multicultural fair, where children experience different countries and cultures within our center.

Preschool with the Lowest Teacher to Student Ratios in Columbus

Our low teacher/student ratios (best in the Columbus area!) give the opportunity for more individual attention, better supervision, the ability to learn from a variety of teachers, and the comfort of knowing that your children are in a safe environment.

Parents Committee

In recognition of the need to involve parents with Jolly Tots Too, we encourage parent participation in their child's development. Parents can help out by joining the parent committee. The parent committee allows parents can can help with suggestions to make Jolly Tots Too a better daycare. It is because of this committee that parents, staff, and children now enjoy social events together, parents feel more informed through the communication board and new ideas can be easily heard. In only a short time, we have already shown many successes with the parents committee. We encourage everyone to be a part of it, as no part is too small. Since starting the committee, we've planned a picnic, a trip to Circle S Farms, a parents' night out, a carnival, this website, and an upcoming bowling night.

Jolly Tots, Too! Associates

Our preschool teachers and childcare providers are selected based on many factors. We value education, dependability, trustworthiness, child care experience, and ability to nurture young children. Personal and professional references and individual background checks are meticulously screened. We maintain consistent child and provider interaction to promote continuity and enhance each child's sense of development and well-being. We takes pride in the longevity of our child care providers, as many of them have been with us for over 10 years. Thus, proving our dedication to commitment and consistency throughout our daycare center.