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  • We often hear parents say, “I never thought my child could _______” and then they do. At The Childhood League Center, we provide caring and effective programs, in classrooms and at home, for infants through age 5 with special needs. Many Center children enter kindergarten no longer needing specialized services. Lives change.

    The need for our services is far greater than the nearly 500 children we serve every year. To continue our current programs and expand to help others, we deeply appreciate our supporters – individual and corporate.

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      Children referred for developmental delays weekly

      Each week, 50 to 70 children in Franklin County under the age of 3 are referred for testing for suspected developmental delays.
      As more children need services, current resources must also expand.

    • Children without any pre-k programs

      Almost 5,000 children in the Columbus City school district do not have access to pre-kindergarten programs

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      Early investing can save the community

      “$1 invested in early childhood education will save a community from $7 to $17 in future spending.”
      – Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman

  • “What impact has The Center had on us? THE BEST! The Center staff has supported us on this challenging journey since the start, and we will always be grateful for how hard they have worked with our son and guided him along the way.”

  • Choose how you can help children in our community.

    • Donate

      Every contribution matters and helps a child. Donate items or contribute financially. Learn how annual support lets us plan for the future.

    • Volunteer

      Whether you have time or talents, put them to use to help children with special needs!

    • Join The League

      The Childhood League is our volunteer organization that is a Columbus-area institution across generations of women. We cherish and welcome new faces, too.

    • Support Merry Go Round

      Our single, largest fundraiser and a Columbus tradition for more than 60 years

    • Other Ways to Help

      There are so many ways to get involved and make a difference in the life of a child. Find one that fits you today.

  • Learn where your money goes

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