Play & Learn Christian Child Care Center is a non-profit Christian child care center provided by Gethsemane Lutheran Church
committed to providing quality child care and early childhood education to infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.


Play & Learn is proud to have such a caring and wonderful staff. The majority of our staff members have been a part of our Center family for multiple years. The staff members’ lengthy tenures (average five to ten years) combined with a low staff turnover rate are great assets to our Center and a testament to the staff members’ commitment and dedication to the children and their families.

The staff of Play & Learn is selected from a field of qualified candidates and comprised of well-educated and caring adults who wish to take an active part in providing quality child care and early childhood education for all children. Play & Learn aims to employ individuals who have had a wide variety of experiences both professionally and personally and whose individual personalities and talents complement one another to present a well-rounded staff. Staff members shall be physically, mentally, and emotionally able to care for young children and be actively involved in fulfilling their job responsibilities at all times. All prospective employees are required to complete a civilian background check before being employed.

Each member of our staff has been carefully interviewed and trained to exemplify our philosophy of operation and education. The staff is here to help guide your child in his/her life experiences in a Christian environment. We are always available to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have.

The administrative staff at Play & Learn is comprised of a director and an assistant director. Each classroom has one or more caregivers/teachers who are responsible for the over-all daily management of the classroom program. Each member of the teaching staff has been employed as a qualified and competent person to care for the individual needs of each child. No staff member shall be under the influence of any substance that impairs the staff member’s ability to supervise children and/or perform assigned duties.

Each Play & Learn staff member is required to obtain the necessary training in early childhood development and education as required by law. This includes training in child development, health and safety, first aid, communicable disease recognition and management, and child abuse/neglect recognition and prevention. There is a staff member on site at all times who is trained in first aid, communicable disease recognition and management, child abuse/neglect recognition, and CPR procedures for infants and children in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services guidelines. Staff qualifications and staff/child ratios always meet and often exceed local and state requirements.