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

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Recent News

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Members of Sylvania Community Services Center, Inc.  (the “Corporation”) will be held on June 15, 2022 for the purpose of considering amendments to the Code of  Regulations of the Corporation for the creation and operation of a Governance Committee.

The Special Meeting will be held at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Sylvania, Ohio 43560 immediately following the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation which commences at 5:45 p.m.


April 6, 2022 • SYLVANIA, OH – Sylvania Community Services Center, Inc., a publicly-funded organization overseeing Sylvania Child Care and Sylvania Senior Center, welcomes Sophia Lloyd as its new Executive Director. Lloyd brings decades of multigenerational community leadership experience in the nonprofit and governmental sectors, most recently serving as Deputy Director of Lucas County Children Services. 


Sylvania Community Services Board of Directors 2022

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

Kathryn W. Fell, Board Secretary
Retired Development Coordinator, Lucas County Public Library

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

Doug Haynam, Sylvania City Council Representative
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP

Jill Johnson, Sylvania Board of Education Representative

Neal Mahoney, Sylvania Township Trustees Representative
Midland Title

Ruslan Slutsky, Member-At-Large
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

Brooke Yussim, Member-At-Large
Danberry Realty

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.