• Home Game Sitter Service
    Home Game Sitter Service
    Looking for a baby sitter so you can head over to watch the Buckeyes play? The Junior Explorer Club has you covered with its Home Game Sitter Service. Open to all Junior Explorer Club Members with kids aged preschoolers (potty trained) through 6th grade. Open to all Columbus area families after a membership club fee is paid. Click here to become a member!

    Go Bucks!

    The care runs from 9:00 am - 6 pm. Please note, some games do not have a start time yet. The website will be updated to reflect these changes as they are announced. Fee for care:
    • $99 for Tailgate/Care: 9:00 am - 6 pm
      • includes care for up to 2 kids, lunch, dinner, snacks, and lots of fun!
      • $49 for each additional child
    • $55 for Game Day Care: 11 am - 6 pm
      • includes care for up to 2 kids, dinner, snacks and lots of fun!
      • $25 for each additional child
    Drop off & pick up is at Giant Eagle Marketplace at Kingsdale OR at Saint Marks Church. A text will be sent the night before to confirm exact location. We will be in the upstairs room in the morning for drop off. For pick up, we will be waiting in the Junior Explorer Club bus. Our staff will be wearing the Junior Explorer Club shirts.  Questions? Call 614-516-3325  
    $25.00$99.00
  • Early Dismissal Sept. 25
    Early Dismissal Sept. 25

    Students are being released at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 25th.

    The Junior Explorer Club is offering coverage for early dismissal with three great options to choose from.

    Option One: Pigeon Roost Pumpkin Farm 

    Pigeon Roost Farm has a huge assortment of pumpkins! From dainty little mini pumpkins, up to the giant pumpkins and the many fascinating animals to observe, including alpacas, a donkey, sheep, goats, ducks, geese, bunnies and more, this is the perfect fall activity for all ages. Students will explore the large play area complete with mini hay stack mazes, slides, tunnels, teepees, tree houses and a chance to stage races through the swinging Black Mambas, or see who will be first coming down the Rooster Racer.

    Option Two: Arts, Crafts & outdoor park play (weather permitting)

    We refer to this as the onsite "chill day". Explorers can relax and enjoy some indoor and outdoor playtime with games, activities, crafts and more. This is also a great time for students to catch up on school work with our dedicated in-house instructors.

    Option Three: ZipZone Zip Lining

    An adventure to remember! The Junior Explorer Club had the opportunity to experience this exhilarating activity this summer and so we are going back again! This self guided tree-top obstacle course has 5 trails and over 60 different challenges, this is the largest forest climbing park in central Ohio! MUST BE 7 YEARS OR OLDER to go on this adventure. *A minimum of 40 kids is required. If the minimum is not met, we will reimburse you or apply the paid amount to option one or two or offer a full refund. COST OF CARE AND ADVENTURES: If you are a enrolled in our current 2019/2020 After School Care (ASC) program, we will plan to pick up at each designated school as usual but at the early dismissal time. As a Junior Explorer Club member not enrolled in our ASC program, we are happy to accommodate your child as well by adding them into our already planned pick-up school schedule.   ANYONE can sign up to enjoy the adventures offered by the Junior Explorer Club. We waive the membership fee for all first time guests as a "try before you buy" opportunity. Once you see the benefits of being a Club Member, you are welcome to sign up your little one to be an official Junior Explorer and gain access to all our incredible events and care!!
    $15.00$99.00
  • Kindergarten Wrap Around 2019/2020 Open Enrollment
    Kindergarten Wrap Around 2019/2020 Open Enrollment

    We are an Open Enrollment Kindergarten Wrap Program

    We are currently running our K-wrap AM/PM program. We understand the need for immediate care for families so we offer several different programs to meet the ever changing family needs.  Wrap around kindergarten care (before noon) or (11am- 3pm). After School Care up until 6 pm. We even offer before school care beginning at 7 am! Full time, part-time, daily drop in options available. We provide convenient transportation! We pick up and drop off at your school! Depending on the program that fits your family, we have included swim lessons, dance and art classes, gymnastics and even cooking classes to our programs. All right here in our community and done before 6 pm. For more information on our pricing, programs and options, contact us today to schedule your tour. Please call (614) 516-3325.
    $0.00
  • Preschool Program Deposit 2020/2021
    Preschool Program Deposit 2020/2021

    The Preschool Program!

    We are so excited for our 2020/2021!! Using a teaching method called, The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, this learning environment mirrors what we have been doing at the Junior Explorer Club for years by using nature and beyond when it comes to learning. This method of learning views young children as individuals who are curious about their world and have the powerful potential to learn from all that surrounds them. Working with everyday items like pine cones, rocks, marbles, sticks and more, the children utilize creative play as an introduction to early educational learning. Our full-time program we be available for the Fall 2019/2020 year with part-time options available as well.   FALL 2020/2021* - Accepting deposits for Fall 2020/2021. Programs will offer full-time and part-time options!! - Deposit is for Fall 2020/21  *Must be a Junior Explorer Club Member to enroll. Click here to pay the JEC Membership Fee. 
    $700.00
  • Kindergarten Wrap Around Deposit 2020/2021
    Kindergarten Wrap Around Deposit 2020/2021

    Programming

    We offer several different programs to meet the ever changing family needs. Pre-K or wrap around kindergarten care (before noon) or (11am- 3pm). After School Care up until 6 pm. We even offer before school care beginning at 7 am! Full time, part-time, daily drop in options available. We provide convenient transportation! We pick up and drop off at your school! Depending on the program that fits your family, we have included swim lessons, dance and art classes, gymnastics and even cooking classes to our programs. All right here in our community and done before 6 pm.
    Give us a call to set up a meet & greet to tour our site.
    (614) 516-3325
     

    $590.00
  • Jr Explorer Club Gift Certificates
    Jr Explorer Club Gift Certificates
    Jr Explorer Cub Gift Certificates come in $25, $50 or $100 increments. These Gift Certificates can be used for all Jr Explorer Club Adventures, events, summer adventure day camp and for after school programs.
    $25.00$100.00
  • Before School Care for 2019/20 School Year
    Before School Care for 2019/20 School Year
    Thank you for your interest in the Junior Explorer Club! We would love for your child to join us before school! Read more details. Give us a call to set up a meet & greet and to learn more. (614) 516-3325 or drop us an email to michele@jrexplorerclub.com        
  • Become a Member of the Junior Explorer Club
    Become a Member of the Junior Explorer Club
    Becoming a member of the Jr Explorer Club means you never have to worry about childcare throughout the school year again!    
    $125.00