Premier Preschool & Child Care in Cincinnati, OHCincinnati prechool | The Compass School

The Compass School of Cincinnati, Ohio opened in 2000 as one of the first programs in southwest Ohio to offer a Reggio Emilia-Inspired curriculum philosophy. In 2011 the school earned NAEYC accreditation, which is arguably the highest and most widely recognized benchmark of quality for a preschool program. The school’s NAEYC accreditation has been successfully maintained since 2011.

Reggio-Inspired Education & Child Care Near Mason, OH

The Compass School of Cincinnati sits on nearly three acres, featuring a large, interactive playground and twelve classrooms supporting the following programs for children from six weeks to 12 years of age:

Programs for Infants
Toddlers & Twos
Preschool & Pre-K Programs
Kindergarten Enrichment
Before & After School Care
Summer Camp

The Reggio Emilia approach to education has been at the forefront of early childhood education for over 40 years (Rinaldi, C. 2006. In dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, researching and learning).  This philosophy is rooted in a strong image of children as capable, rich in potential, and full of interests and ideas about the world around them. Teachers at The Compass School seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. For more information about what it means to be ‘Reggio-Inspired’, please click here.

After School & Summer Camp Near Loveland, OH

The Compass School of Cincinnati serves families in Loveland, Mason, Maineville and surrounding greater Cincinnati communities. The school is conveniently located in Deerfield Township, Ohio, just beyond Costco at 9370 Waterstone Blvd. (near Kings Auto Mall).  For school-age programs, The Compass School of Cincinnati currently offers transportation to and from select Mason, Loveland, and Kings Local public schools, including Loveland Early Childhood Center, Loveland Primary School, Mason Early Childhood Center, J. F. Burns Elementary, Columbia Intermediate School, and St. Margaret of York Catholic School.

Click here for directions from your location. We welcome you to explore our unique and inviting learning environment! Call 513-683-8833 to schedule your personal tour.

Safety at The Compass School in Cincinnati, OH

The Compass School in Cincinnati, OH views the health and safety of all children, staff, and parents who visit our school as one of our highest priorities. Knowing that everyone who walks through our doors will be safe in a clean environment is a top goal.

To help ensure this goal is met, in addition to our normal cleaning routines, additional protocols have been put in place to ensure those who rely on us for childcare in and near Cincinnati, Loveland, and Mason can feel at ease. To view these additional protocols, please visit our Health and Safety Measures page.


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Meghan Schymanski

Meghan Schymanski -Administrative Director

Meghan has ten years of experience at The Compass School of Cincinnati. She started with Compass in 2006 as a Preschool Teacher, and has also served as Preschool Wing Coordinator and Assistant Director. Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Nazarene University, where she majored in Early Childhood Education.

What Cincinnati Parents Have to Say

Chihuly-inspired sculpture


Our beautiful Chihuly-inspired sculpture recently went up in our plaza. Stop by and check it out! Thank you for the hard work of our children and teachers to bring this work-of-art to life. Just in time for our February 22nd NAEYC Open House, and definitely a fun topic of conversation for our visiting educators from throughout the region.

Miss Heather

Teacher Feature – Miss Heather

Heather is a graduate of Chatfield College, where she majored in Health and Human Services. She joined The Compass School of Cincinnati in January 2001, just after the school opened. She began her journey with us as an Infant Teacher. Currently, she serves as Opening Supervisor, in addition to providing support for the school as a floating teacher and transporting Kindergarten and school-age children to and from public school. Heather enjoys sports (especially the Bengals and OSU football) and spending quality time with her family.

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