• Oct. 25 Parents’ Night Out
    Oct. 25 Parents’ Night Out

    Whoooooo couldn't use a parents' night out? 

    We are hosting our FIRST EVER parents' night out at the NEW CLUBHOUSE!! As we are nearing the final stages of set-up in our 7800 square foot building and we have some rooms ready NOW! Therefore, we are hosting a parents' night out so the kiddos can enjoy some fun activities, movies and FUN while parents enjoy a night out. Kids are encouraged to bring a set of PJ's. We will be providing pizza, popcorn, lemonade, and a spider craft followed by a family friendly spooky movie. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. 
    When: October 25, 2019   Time: 5p - 6p (EXCLUSIVE free hour for enrolled ASC JEC kiddos) 6p - 9p (Open to JEC members & non-members)   Age Group: Preschool (almost potty-trained) up to 8th grade   Costs: JEC After School Care (ASC) members GET AN HOUR FREE! $40 for JEC members 1 kid | $60 for JEC members 2 or more $75 for non-members 1 kid | $100 for non-members for 2 or more kids
    $40.00$100.00
  • Kindergarten NO SCHOOL Oct. 23
    Kindergarten NO SCHOOL Oct. 23

    Kindergarten does not have school on Wednesday, October 23rd. 

    The Junior Explorer Club is offering a hole-in-one offsite adventure for the Kindergarten wrap group. An extension of our K-wrap programming over the past month, explorers will be going on a golf outing.

      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!! If you need to drop off before 8, we have an early drop-in option. Click here!
    $25.00
  • Elem. Early Dismissal Oct. 23 @ 11am
    Elem. Early Dismissal Oct. 23 @ 11am

    Grades 1st - 5th students are being released at 11 am on Wednesday, October 23rd. We have two great options to choose from to help families fill in the time gap.

    *Students must bring a packed lunch and a water bottle.  Kindergarten has NO SCHOOL. Please click here for the Kindergarten Adventure details and pricing.

    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. 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.
    When: Wednesday, Oct. 23 Time: 11a - 6p Costs: Pigeon Roost Farm - $30 (already enrolled in ASC program) Pigeon Roost Farm - $70 (NOT enrolled in ASC program) Arts & Crafts - $15 (already enrolled in ASC program) Arts & Crafts - $50 (NOT enrolled in ASC program)
      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$70.00
  • Nov 2 Childcare for Wickliffe Informal Affair
    Nov 2 Childcare for Wickliffe Informal Affair

    The Junior Explorer Club is offering childcare for the Informal Affair, the largest PTO fundraiser for Wickliffe Progressive School.

    The event is November 2nd and care runs from 6pm – 11pm at Saint Mark’s church. Children will enjoy dinner, snacks, movies, popcorn, activities and fun…Junior Explorer Style. The Informal Affair is Wickliffe Progressive School PTO’s largest fundraiser. The Affair, being held at St. Agatha Parish on November 2, runs from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. The Wickliffe community comes together for an informal evening of live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auctions and live auctions. Guests will be surrounded by the who’s who in the Wickliffe community in addition to the magnificent artwork created by the Wickliffe students, that will be available for purchase.   When: November 2, 2019 Time: 6pm - 11pm Location: Saint Marks Church Cost: $35 for one child $50 for two children $65 for three children 
    $35.00$65.00
  • Home Game Sitter Service
    Home Game Sitter Service
    Looking for a baby sitter so you can head over to watch the Buckeyes play? PLEASE NOTE: THE MICHIGAN STATE VS OHIO STATE GAME IS UNAVAILABLE. If you need care, we do offer individual sitters for this game.  Please contact us at 614-516-3325 to discuss more options.  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 covers 8 hours or 6 hours of care, depending on your needs. Please note, some games do not have a start time yet and exact care times will be added as game times are announced. We encourage you to check our website with updates.  Fee for care:
    • $99 for Tailgate/Care: 8 hours
      • includes care for up to 2 kids, snacks, dinner and lots of fun!
      • $49 for each additional child
    • $55 for Game Day Care: 6 hours
      • includes care for up to 2 kids, dinner, snacks and lots of fun!
      • $25 for each additional child
    Drop off & pick up will be at Saint Marks Church. A reminder text will be sent the night before to confirm any additional changes. Questions? Call 614-516-3325  
    $25.00$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
  • Early Drop-Off Option
    Early Drop-Off Option
    Early Drop-Off is available for parents/caregivers looking to drop off early (between 7a-8m) before our official program begins. This $10 per day option is available for Emerging K-5th. Choose the full time or daily option. Please denote when ordering the early drop-off option which days or weeks, you are needing. OPTIONS: $45 Per week full-time (Monday-Friday) $10 Per day as needed
    $10.00$45.00
  • 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
  • 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