The staff at A Colorful World Learning Center work to promote high-quality early learning for all young children by connecting early childhood best practices, policy, and research. The staff and management of A Colorful World Learning Center would like to welcome you and your family.  We look forward to becoming a trusted partner in the care and education of your child.  As parents ourselves, we understand the level of trust you put in us each day when you leave your children in our care, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

About Us

A Colorful World Learning Center was opened in 2010 at 3350 Allegheny Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209. There was a second location opened in 2013 and both locations merged in 2016 at our current operating location. We strive to build a strong foundation for children and aid them in their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. Infants through students 12 years of age benefit from our staff of highly-educated, caring teachers through our variety of well-rounded programs with individual attention in a safe, nurturing environment. As of August 28th, 2017, A Colorful World Learning Center now operates under Next Generation Learning Academy #1, LLC.


A Colorful World Learning Center operates on the belief that high quality child care and early education benefits the growth and development of the youngest children in our community, as well as their families.

Therefore, we strive to provide a secure, stimulating, and caring environment that enhances young children’s:

  • awareness of themselves as persons of value,
  • understanding of individuals who are different from themselves,
  • respect for themselves and others,
  • development of self‐regulation,
  • creativity and imagination, and
  • critical-thinking skills.


Classroom Team

Classroom teams include Teachers and Assistant Teachers working together to provide a secure, stimulating, and caring classroom environment that enhances children’s growth and development. The classroom teams establish effective communications with families in order to provide individualized care and education to every child.

Administrative Team

The administrative team, including the Center Director, Jada Alfred and Assistant Director(s), establishes and maintains the policies, processes, and systems that support the mission of the program. Administrators provide direct classroom support and supervision and are responsible for a variety of other administrative duties: program enrollment, facility management, regulatory agency compliance, communications, community relations, human relations, and business operations.

Culinary Services Staff provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for the children enrolled at A Colorful World Learning Center.

Community Partnerships

A Colorful World Learning Center collaborates with diverse individuals and members of the early childhood community and affiliates in central Ohio that are all committed to delivering high-quality early learning. This includes the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Health, and both Columbus and Whitehall City Schools, to name a few. We strive to achieve a collective vision to ensure all children reach their full potential.

Step Up to Quality

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As of September 2018, A Colorful World Learning Center is a one-star award winner for Step Up to Quality!