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

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2019 Board of Directors

Jeffrey S. Langenderfer, Board President
Resolute Bank

David Borgman, Board Vice President
Progressive Therapy Alternatives

Arleen Hatcher, Board Secretary
Sylvan Elementary School

Jan Watkins, Board Treasurer
Reeb Funeral Home

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

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

Neal Mahoney, Sylvania Township Trustees Representative
Midland Title

Jason Mishka, Member-At-Large
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

Patrick Richardson, Sylvania City Council Representative
Kripke Enterprises

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

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

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

Shannon Szyperski, Sylvania Board of Education Representative
Freelance Writer


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.