North Center

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Where are we?

1601 Shanley Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43224

P: 614.261.8153
F: 614.261.0439

Open: M-F 6:00am - 6:00pm

1601 Shanley Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43224

P: 614.261.8153   F: 614.261.0439


Open: M-F 6:00am - 6:00pm

Center Details

- Full Day Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs
- On-site kitchens and cooks. Nutritional breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are planned and prepared daily per USDA standards
- Free Preschool Program through the Ohio Department of Education to families that qualify
- Highly rated through Step-Up-To-Quality

- Our Early Head Start classroom is a mixed aged room for children 6 weeks to 3 years of age. This unique classroom is set up like a home environment that allows younger children to learn from the older ones and encourages the older children to help the younger ones.
- A Head Start preschool program for families that qualify

Director Bio

Angela Staso

Angela joined Creative Child Care, Inc. in 2010 and served successfully as North’s Assistant Director until 2018 when she was promoted to the Director position. Angela graduated from Otterbein University in 1997 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. After graduating from Otterbein she worked for 7 years as a Director at a YWCA in Westerville for their before and after school program. She has also worked at a lead teacher and curriculum director. Angela’s knowledge of early childhood education and her proven commitment to Creative Child Care and the North center is a tremendous asset to the families we serve!

Angela Staso


"I recommend Creative Child Care to any parent who wants a developmentally nourishing environment for their child. The staff are amazing, they are caring and respect the diversity of all families. Creative Child Care is welcoming to all and they support families and children with a range of programming and community supports. As a parent who has experienced several child care settings with the county, I can confidently say Creative Child Care surpasses other options for child care. As an elementary educator, I have witnessed how the center prepares students to be at the top of their academic development range."

~ Rowda M.

"I have been bringing my children to Creative Child Care since 2011. The children are in a safe place and everyone who works here is very kind. At this center, you feel like you are part of a large family. I always recommend this place to my friends."

~ Marilu D.

"Creative Child Care has been home to my children for the past 4 years. My children love going there. The staff and teachers have been great in making sure my children are learning and having fun. I can take homework in for them and the teachers are more than happy to make sure it gets done. They have activities like swimming, water play, zoo day and my youngest daughter loves Bailey day. I would recommend Creative Childcare to any parent. You can be sure that when you drop your children off, they are in the best hands possible."

~ Cathy W.