Premier Preschool & Child Care in Powell, OH

The Compass School of Powell, Ohio opened in 1999 and was an early adopter in central Ohio of the Reggio-Inspired approach to early childhood education. In 2010, our Powell school earned NAEYC accreditation, which has been consistently maintained since that time. NAEYC accreditation is arguably the most recognized and respected benchmark of quality for early childhood education programs.

Reggio-Inspired Education & Child Care in Powell, OH

The Compass School of Powell, Ohio has a three-acre campus with an expansive playground. The school houses twelve classrooms supporting the following programs for children from six week 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 in Powell, OH

The Compass School of Powell offers innovative and child-centered early education programs serving families in Powell, Dublin, Lewis Center, Worthington, and the Greater Columbus area. For school-age programs, The Compass School of Powell currently offers transportation to and from select Olentangy and Dublin School District schools, including Indian Springs, Scioto Ridge, Wyandot Run, Tyler Run, Liberty Tree, and Chapman Elementary Schools.

The Powell campus is conveniently located at 3989 North Hampton Drive, just off Sawmill Parkway and 2.5 miles north of I-270. The school is also just a five-minute drive from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Click here for directions from your location. We look forward to showing you our beautiful school!  Call us at 614-764-8844 to schedule your personal tour.

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Tara Aledia

Tara Aledia – Executive Director

Tara has ten years of work experience in the early childhood field, and began as an administrator at The Compass School in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University (Toronto) majoring in Psychology, as well as an Early Childhood Education diploma from Humber College (Ontario, Canada).


What Powell Parents Have to Say



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Our first Toddler Waddle Class.

Toddler Waddle Program Underway!

We rang in February with our first Toddler Waddle Class run by our very own Ms. Eileen. Today’s class was all about the body. We started out with Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Then we moved to a variation of a song we often sing, Old MacDonald Had a Body. Instead of animal sounds we were working on saying and moving our different body parts. This really got us going and woke up all our muscles. Next we did Dendrite Dance. This dance was a lot of patterned movement. We ended with some calming yoga moves and some soft stuffed animals. Ms. Tara and Mr. Adam also came to join our class and help us move so a big thank you to them, as well as Ms. Eileen. We can’t wait until next week’s class!


Miss Donna reading to her class.

Teacher Feature – Miss Donna

Miss Donna joined us as a student teacher in the Adventurer toddler classroom for the Fall semester of 2016. She quickly formed relationships with the families, teachers, and children of the class. She became part of our staff in February of 2017 and has since been an asset to our program. Miss Donna works well in all of our age groups and arrives each day with a positive attitude, smile, and readiness to play! Miss Donna has recently been accepted into the Ohio State Early Childhood Education program on a full scholarship. We are proud and happy to have her as part of our Compass community.


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