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Sawbury KinderCare

Abby Franz, Center Director

2680 Sawbury Blvd. Columbus OH 43235
(614) 761-0797 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Sawmill one block N of New Market Mall

Sawbury Commons Neighborhood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Granby Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Brookside Elementary, Bluffsview Elementary, Olde Sawmill Elementary and Chapman Elementary.

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Welcome to KinderCare on Sawbury Blvd: serving families in Dublin and Worthington. Our KinderCare center is nestled in the Sawbury Commons neighborhood, located just off of Sawmill Road. Walk in our front door and you will immediately feel welcomed by our friendly staff and cozy environment. We are committed to inspiring children everyday and providing a happy, positive experience. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, cognitive, and physical development. Each room is designed to foster your child’s individual growth and development. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We provide transportation for school age children who attend six of our local elementary schools in the Dublin and Worthington school district. Please click on the map and directions tab for a complete listing of schools. We have very spacious playgrounds that are located away from main roads and traffic. Our playgrounds are well maintained through regular safety inspections and we follow all state required fall zone regulations. Whether your child has first words, preschool or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning. Please call us to schedule a visit so that we can tell you about all of our wonderful programs.

Abby Franz, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Sawbury KinderCare welcomes you. We promise that we will work hard to build a relationship with you, as a parent, and with your child to ensure that we can best meet the needs of your family. We value your trust and we know that early childhood education is an important decision. Please let us know how we can help!

  • Abby Franz

    Abby Franz, Center Director

    Abby has been with KinderCare for 13 years, she started after obtaining he Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development from The Ohio State University. She began as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in Worthington then moved to a center in Columbus as a Program Specialist. Abby started at the Hard Road center in 2009 and left to take a director's position in 2015. She loves working with children and families to ensure the best foundation for education of each child.
    Previous Experience:
    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher 2002-2005 Program Specialist 2005-2009 Assistant Director 2009-2015 Center Director 2015-Present
    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development
  • Rachel Greenwell

    Rachel Greenwell, Assistant Director

    Rachel recently joined the KinderCare team on Sawbury Blvd in February.  She has her Child Development associates as well as a paralegal degree. Her last position was a toddler teacher in the Dublin area. She loves spending her free time with her nieces and her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ten years experience at Goddard.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Aimee Morgan

    Aimee Morgan, Cook

    Ms. Aimee began her career with KinderCare in 2009. She is currently the Acting Assistant Director as well as the School Age classroom during the summer. Ms. Aimee worked for two other KinderCare locations before deciding to make Sawbury KinderCare her home. During her time with KinderCare, she worked as an Assistant Director for a few years. Ms. Aimee decided that she missed being in a classroom with children and really enjoyed teaching and working with kids in a one on one setting. Ms. Aimee has her Child Development Associate's Credential and has completed Child Development courses in college.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infants

    Ms. Kim has been an infant teacher with KinderCare since 2014. After earning a Bachelor degree from Capital University in 2005, she took time to spend with her four children at home. She realized working with infants is something she really has a passion for and returned to the workforce to persue her career with babies. 

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Celia

    Ms. Celia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Satisfaction comes from watching little ones work towards accomplishing something and being able to see the looks on their faces when they finally realize that they have accomplished something they worked so hard to achieve.

    Ms. Celia attended Ohio State University and after graduation she accepted a job at a neighboring KinderCare to gain experience working with children. Soon after starting her career with KinderCare, she was offered a position as an Assistant Director and she gladly accepted. Within a year she was asked to become a Director in training and was placed at a new location. After much training, Ms. Celia was promoted as a Center Director which she held for eight years. She realized that she really missed working one on one with children and having the opportunity to teach them daily. She interviewed for a Prekindergarten position and made the decision to step down as the Center Director so she could fulfill her dreams of teaching children in a classroom setting. Ms. Celia speaks Spanish - it was the first language that she learned as a child - and loves using Spanish in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Relations & Human Development
  • Ms. Leilani

    Ms. Leilani, Toddler's and Schoolage

    Ms. Leilani has recently started working for KinderCare and loves working with all ages of children. Leilani has 7 of her own children ranging in ages from 8 months-16 years of age. In addition she has 6 step-daughters. Ms. Leilani is originally from California and moved to the Powell area within the last 9 years. She loves bringing positivity to each and every classroom she is in!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Madhu

    Ms. Madhu, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Madhu earned her Diploma in Childhood Education while living in India. She loves working the toddler and preschool children because they are curious and energetic explorers. Madhu likes to teach the children KinderCare's research based curriculum as well as adding her own enrichments to the program. She and her husband have two daughter's of her own and they enjoy spending time time camping and watching movies together.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Diploma in Teacher Education from the Government of Tamil Nadu

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our Nationally Accreditted Center is under new management!! Stop in today or call to set up a tour, we can't wait for you to see the changes we have made and the new rateswe have to offer. Our Grand Re-Opening will be January 27, from 4-7!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

February 16, 2015, May 25, 2015, September 7, 2015, October 12, 2015, November 26, 2015, November 27, 2015, December 25, 2015

Health and Safety

We take great pride in providing a safe and healthy environment and center to our families. We offer a keypad entry when you walk in, a fenced in playground and daily safety checks of all playground equipment. All of our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified and re-certified as needed.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My name is Lorraine and I have a five year old daughter named Emerson. We’ve attended our KinderCare center since November of 2007. We have truly enjoyed our experience here. From our very first day of enrollment, the staff here has made our family feel very comfortable with leaving Emerson in their care. Every transition in this center from room changes to staff changes has been smooth due to the caring nature of our KinderCare staff and Center Director. I feel very comfortable with Leslie, the Center Director in this center because in my experience, if my family has ever shown a concern about something, it has been addressed immediately. We love our center and the relationship we have developed with the staff.

- Parent

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