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The Compass School of Cincinnati opened in 2000 as one of the first programs in southwest Ohio to offer a Reggio Emilia-Inspired curriculum philosophy. We proudly serve families located in Loveland, Mason, Loveland, South Lebanon and surrounding northeast Cincinnati communities.

We are accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) which is widely recognized as the highest benchmark of quality for a child care program.  We have maintained our NAEYC accreditation for over a decade and are proud to be affiliated with an organization with such a strong reputation.

Reggio-Inspired Early Education & Daycare Near Mason, OH

The Compass School of Cincinnati sits on a beautiful three acre campus, featuring an interactive playground with a large amount of green space, which is certified as a Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  We offer full-time and part-time childcare programs for children six weeks to twelve years of age.  Details about each of our preschool and daycare programs can be viewed on their dedicated pages: InfantsToddlers & TwosPreschool & Pre-KKindergarten EnrichmentBefore & After School, and Summer Camp.

The Reggio Emilia 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. Our talented Cincinnati teachers seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. For more information on our Reggio-Inspired preschool near Mason and Loveland, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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Meet Our Administrators

Meghan Schymanski

Meghan Schymanski -Administrative Director

Meghan has twenty years of  early childhood work experience.  She joined The Compass School in 2006 and during her time she held many roles including Preschool Teacher,  Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Preschool Wing Coordination, as well as Assistant Director and in 2016, she became the Administrative Director.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where she majored in Early Childhood Education.  Meghan truly believes in creating meaningful experiences for children, building their confidence with positive experiences, and creating a love for learning!

 

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Caitlin Schroff

 

Caitlin Schroff, Education Director

Caitlin obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from University of Cincinnati with a focus on STEM learning, and has worked in the education field since 2009. Caitlin started her career with The Compass School in 2014 as a PreK and Kindergarten teacher. Since 2016 she began her role as the Education Director and leads the Nature Explorers classes, which serve as an outdoor educational experience for staff and students alike!

 

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Katey Suits

Katey Suits, Administrative Coordinator

After graduating in 2013 from The University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Educator, Katey began her career at The Compass School as a Preschool Teacher.  When the opportunity came to utilize her PreK-Grade 3 teaching license, Katey transitioned into the Kindergarten role in 2016 and also took the lead as NAEYC Coordinator to maintain the school’s accreditation each year.  In 2019, she became the Admin Coordinator which has allowed her to make daily connections with staff and families at the front desk and assist in the on-going success of the school!

 


Our Nature Program

The Nature Explorers Program at The Compass School is a special class that allows children to be fully immersed in the outdoors and to allow their wonder about the natural world to takeDSC_0980 the lead.  Ms. Caitlin, the Education Director, prepares classes for infants through kindergarten-age students with books, songs, and thought-provoking “treasures”.  She may share a tiny hummingbird’s nest, butterfly wings, or even live worms when classes meet under the outdoor pavilion.  Conversation and questions from the children quickly evolve.  Soon after discussions have concluded, the group sets off to explore the beautiful school campus in search of whatever may lay ahead.  Sometimes they find mud, new tree blossoms, or even tiny critters!  No class is the same, and the discoveries and excitement are endless!


After School & Summer Camp Near NE Cincinnati

Our Before and Afterschool program offers a healthy balance of group activities, recreation, homework time, and fun with friends.  We offer 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.

During the summer months, our Summer Camp program is full of engaging activities and interesting field trips that offer the right mix of learning and fun.  Our active summer camp schedule is filled with arts and crafts, events, visits to the swimming pool, and field trips related to the theme-of-the-week.

Health and Safety at The Compass SchoolIMG_9452 (002)

The Compass School of Cincinnati has always taken sanitation and disinfecting very seriously.  To keep our families and staff safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have increased our regular cleaning procedures in and outside of the classroom.

The Compass School utilizes and electrostatic sprayer with a botanical disinfectant solution to help keep our building sanitized.  Although safe to be used around even our youngest students, our solution is a heavy duty cleaner and sanitizer, killing 99% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds, including Human Coronavirus.  This sprayer allows us to quickly and efficiently sanitize entire classrooms within minutes, and is safe to be used on toys, fabrics, cribs, and food-safe surfaces.  If you have any questions about our cleaning protocols, please call us at 513-683-8833.


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