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Cincinnati prechool | The Compass School

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, 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 Emilia Curriculum & 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 child care 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, child-centered learning 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 Cincinnati Administrators

DSC_0686 (2)Katey Suits, Administrative Director

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!



Jennifer Farney, Education DirectorIMG_2866

Jennifer started her teaching journey in 2010. She Graduated with a Bachelors in Educational Studies from Thomas More College. She began her Compass career as a Toddler teacher in April of 2013. During her time as a classroom teacher, she also took on the role of Toddler Wing Coordinator. In August of 2021, she transitioned into an administration role and is currently the Education Director. She loves getting to be hands-on in all the classrooms to ensure each child gets the most out of their time at Compass.


Our Nature Program

The Nature Explorers Program at The Compass School is a special, Reggio-inspired 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.  Nature class is prepared for infants through kindergarten-age students with books, songs, and thought-provoking “treasures”.  During the class, they 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 will quickly evolve.  Soon after discussions have concluded, the group will set 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 Programs & Summer Camp in Greater 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.

Discover more about The Compass School of Cincinnati

To learn more about our child-centered approach and the Reggio Emilia philosophy, schedule a tour of our Cincinnati school. Our family at Compass can’t wait to meet yours!

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