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, Sylvan, 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.

All programs are Ohio licensed.

Reduced fees are available for qualifying families.


To provide safe, quality child care in a learning environment

Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Sylvania Community Services

Board of Directors 2021

David Borgman, Board President
Progressive Therapy Alternatives
Jeffrey S. Langenderfer, Board Treasurer
Buckeye State Bank

Arleen Hatcher, Board Secretary
Sylvan Elementary School

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

Kathryn W. Fell, Member-At-Large
Retired Development Coordinator, Lucas County Public Library

Doug Haynam, Sylvania City Council Representative
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
Neal Mahoney, Sylvania Township Trustees Representative
Midland Title

Ruslan Slutsky, Sylvania Board of Education Representative
UT Professor, Early Childhood Education

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

Dave Spiess, Member-At-Large
The Health Insurance Guy

Shannon Szyperski, Member-At-Large
Freelance Writer

Jan Watkins, Member-At-Large
Reeb Funeral Home

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.