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North Stygler KinderCare

Audri Johnson, Center Director

139 N Stygler Rd Gahanna OH 43230
(614) 471-2000 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Goshen Lane, Royal Manor, Chapel Field

Welcome to North Stygler KinderCare

Welcome to North Stygler KinderCare! We are located just west of downtown Gahanna, the "Herb Capital of Ohio." Our nurturing staff partners with parents to help children develop a lifelong hunger for learning. We accomplish this in warm, welcoming, and supportive classrooms designed for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. At North Stygler KinderCare, everyone belongs in our circle — we love our families and meeting new friends!

Our classrooms are places to thrive! 
In our safe and healthy classrooms, your child will be engaged in learning experiences that meet them where they are, both socially and academically. With fun daily activities, passionate teachers, and great friends, a lifetime of confidence starts here. Contact the center director to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour! 

Program Availability

Infant Daycare
Toddler Daycare
Discovery Preschool
Audri Johnson, Our Center Director

Meet Audri Johnson, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2009

Education: Child Development Associate Credential

Favorite Children's Book: The Grouchy Ladybug

Meet Audri Johnson! Audri is the Center Director of North Stygler KinderCare in Ohio. Audri attended Ashworth University, where she earned her Childhood Development Associate credential. Audri has been with KinderCare since 2009. Her favorite quote is, “You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.” Outside of work, Audri likes to spend time with her family.

at KinderCare, our accreditation equals excellence. Contact one of our daycares today!


We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

North Stygler KinderCare Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)

Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)

Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.

Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)

This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!

Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)

When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.

School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

Daycare teacher at KinderCare helping young children


An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Family Stories

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • There are many times that we (people) easily report/complain when we have a bad experience with something, but little do we acknowledge people or experiences that are positive.
    I am blessed to be a parent of three "angelic" children. (Right)... I have had some challenges this year, and a place where your children attend is one of the worries of a parent that can add to the stress if it is not up to par. The people in this location by far, from all the other daycare centers we have been to, are above standards. They are a loving, caring bunch here. The director, Polly Hull, has been FABULOUS! My children LOVE her. She goes out of her way to remind families about due dates (which is wonderful since life is challenging for some of us and we sometimes forget and get overwhelmed). She is always friendly with a bright smile on her face and is extremely polite about paperwork that needs to be complete. She makes phone calls if your child has a potty accident to alert you in case you have plans after child pick up. She works with various children in all the classrooms when a child is having a "bad" day. She has a lot of energy (more than most) and is always on the move working (unlike some directors we have encountered in the past, who stay in their office). She never makes you feel belittled if you have a difficult time. We moved and I still drive a distance to bring my children to this center. Please don't ever shut down! Parents need this kind of peace of mind. We simply love her and this particular center!
    Thank you all at Stygler Road KinderCare!

    Sabina A. - KinderCare Parent
  • I love coming to KinderCare on Stygler! From the moment I took the tour and walked in, I automatically felt comfortable and knew this was where I wanted my daughter to attend.  Every morning when we get to school she is greeted and made to feel welcome.  My daughter has a wonderful relationship with her teachers.  They always let me know of her.  The director lets me know of things ahead of time and always acknowledges me by name.  My daughter is engaged in activities of singing, dancing and artwork.  She is only an infant and had done more things in her life span here at KinderCare.  We love her school! They are not here just for a check, they truly care about my daughter.  They make me feel safe and welcome by most importantly loved.

    Taylor - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

Young family ready to go to their local KinderCare daycare center

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

home in houston inspiration family puts love first family busy with capital

Frequently Asked Questions

What accreditations does KinderCare have?

We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.

Do you offer part-time schedules at North Stygler KinderCare?

Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.

How does naptime work at North Stygler KinderCare?

Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.

Do you support alternative diets?

We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.

Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?

We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.