Helpful Links



  • Click here to visit our Fundraising page for a complete list of ways you can support A Great Start Preschool

Southminster Presbyterian Church:

  • A Great Start Preschool occupies seven classrooms and an office at Southminster Presbyterian Church. Visit their website for more information about their programs and services.

Licensing & Standards

  • State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (Child Care Licensing)

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Ohio Department of Education (Early Learning Content Standards) - A Great Start Preschool uses these standards as a guide when preparing developmentally and age appropriate activities for each of our programs.

  • Common Core Standards: A Great Start Preschool will be implementing the Common Core State Standards into our entire curriculum. “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

Weather (School Closings)

  • Refer to our voice mail at 312-1621, our Facebook page, or WHIO or WDTN for our decision. Sign up to get a text message to alert you of our closing status!

  • WHIO (A Great Start Preschool follows Centerville City Schools decision) as a guideline for closing due to inclement weather.

  • WDTN (A Great Start Preschool follows Centerville City Schools decision) as a guideline for closing due to inclement weather.

Local Resources

  • Check out this resource for Dayton Area Moms! Mom-spot is the national landing page for moms to find pertinent information. They are currently developing the Dayton, Ohio site which will feature the following areas: Food, Shopping, Travel, Great Outdoors, Education Groups, Health, Family, and Just for Moms.

  • DAYC is a nonprofit organization of early childhood education professionals and others dedicated to ensuring quality care for young children and their families. DAYC provides leadership for professionals and families to promote partnerships on behalf of young children with special emphasis on quality education, awareness of developmental services, and access to resources.

  • 4C For Children (Miami Valley): As the designated child care resource and referral agency for this region, 4C is the hub of information on early care and education programs and the largest provider of training and technical assistance for early childhood care-givers and teachers. 4C assists families, child-care centers, family child care providers and employers.

  • Hannah's Treasure Chest: A Great Start Preschool has assisted Hannah's several times throughout the years, by participating in the Giving Angels holiday program and by donating infant and children's items to their network. Visit their website for more information about this charity

  • Camps Rock: A resource listing over 800 Summer Camps in the Dayton Area!

  • Kids Consignment Sale: A Great Start Preschool hosts an annual consignment sale each April as a fundraiser for the preschool. Families can buy and sell their gently used infants, children's and maternity clothing, equipment, toys, and some household items. Check out other consignment sales by visiting this link

Area City, Schools, Libraries


Parenting Resources


       Online Early Literacy Resources Recommended for Parents

Teacher Resources



If you have ideas of other links we may be interested in listing, please let us know!