The Sylvania Community Services Child Care Program was first introduced at the Burnham Building in 1984 and has now expanded to nine sites with locations at: Central, Highland, Hill View, Maplewood, Stranahan (new in August 2015), Sylvan (new in August 2015), and Whiteford Elementary Schools for before/after school child care; and at Northview H.S. and Woodrow Child Care for Preschool age children.

Sylvania Child Care is a department of Sylvania Community Services (SCS), a 501(c) (3) non-profit that has served the Sylvania community since 1976, when it was formed by the City, Township, and School Board. In that time the agency has made an impact on the lives of thousands of residents – young and old. It was originally housed in the Burnham Building and was closely identified with that location. At one time the reference to “Burnham” was synonymous with Child Care in Sylvania. And lower level rooms were used as the senior center. Now, we are located throughout the community with an award winning, nationally accredited senior center that serves 250+ older residents a day, and nine state-licensed Child Care locations that serve 300+ children per day.

Sylvania Child Care offers a “Pay-As-You-Stay” feature that helps families by charging fees only for the time the child uses the program. Discounts are available for families with more than one child in our programs. All programs are Ohio licensed.

Reduced fees are available for qualifying families.


To provide safe, quality child care in a learning environment

Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Fall 2014 Newsletter

2017 Board of Directors

David Borgman, Board President
Progressive Therapy Alternatives

Jeffrey S. Langenderfer, Board Vice President
Resolute Bank

Jan Watkins, Board Treasurer
Reeb Funeral Home

Arleen Hatcher, Board Secretary
Sylvan Elementary School

Baron Black, Member-At-Large 
Act Systems, Ltd.

Neal Mahoney, Sylvania Township Trustees Representative
Midland Title

Jason Mishka, Sylvania City Council Representative
Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan

Erika Rizzo, Member-At-Large

Gary Sommer, Member-At-Large
Heban, Sommer, Murphree

Dave Spiess, Sylvania Board of Education Representative
SeaGate Benefits Administrator, Inc.

Maureen Stevens, Member-At-Large
Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc.

Mary Tober, Member-At-Large
Toledo Public Schools


Board of Directors Meetings

The meetings for Sylvania Community Services Center, Inc. are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. at the Sylvania Senior Center located at 7140 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560.