• Dec. 13 Parents’ Night Out
    Dec. 13 Parents’ Night Out

    Whoooooo couldn't use a parents' night out? 

    This Friday Dec 13 go out and enjoy, while your kids have fun with Tina Falasca and the Jr Explorer Staff at the NEW JR EXPLORER CLUBHOUSE!! Jr Explorer Club will transport ASC kiddos to the Clubhouse for continued fun. Not in ASC, bring your kiddo to Saint Marks between 5 and 5:45, and we will transport them too! Kids are encouraged to bring a set of PJ's. We will be providing dinner, snacks, general Clubhouse fun, and a choice of making healthy slime or a gingerbread house. Please let us know if your child has any allergies.  Jr Explorer Approved Slime is kid-safe, borax-free and scented with pure essential oils. Kiddos will learn about power of aromatherapy and how to choose your scent to improve your mood! Kids go home with an 8 oz container of healthy slime. Slime creator is Tina Falasca of Wellness Center 101. Tina continues to surprise us and if you visit her website, the recipes using chocolate will surprise you too. www.wellnesscenter101.com  
    When: Fri., Dec. 13 Where: 1033 Old Henderson Road Columbus, Ohio 43220 Time: 5p - 6p (Kids at Saint Marks get transported to the Clubhouse) 6p - 9p (Parents Nite Out - Kids Have Fun)   Age Group: Preschool (almost potty-trained) up to 8th grade   Costs: $55 for JEC members 1 kid | $50 for each additional kid $70 for non-members 1 kid | $60 for each additional kid
  • Winter Break Registration Is Open
    Winter Break Registration Is Open

    Winter Break is Fast Approaching & Spots are limited.

    Sign up today for the days you need! 

    As we move into the Holiday season, you're probably wondering what you are going to do with your child for the NINE days of Winter Break? Worry no more, we've got ya covered! With multiple options available, we are planning to make this winter break an adventure that the Explorers won't forget.  
    Option One: Base Camp at the Clubhouse (LUNCH IS FREE!) When: Dec. 20 - Jan. 3 Times: 8a - 6p

    Cost: $65 per kid (5% discount for siblings) Non-Member Cost: $75 Per Kid


    Option Two: Base Camp PLUS Adventures

    When: Dec. 20 - Jan. 3

    Times: 8a - 6p

    Cost: $85 per kid (5% discount for siblings) Non-Member Cost: $95 Per Kid

    Explorers will get to enjoy the perks of our NEW CLUBHOUSE! The clubhouse offers arts and crafts, movement classes, cooking classes for lunch, cookie decorating, jewelry making, dramatic play, story time, full-use of our large fenced in playground, painting, S.T.E.M. activities and more! For a complete listing of the programming being offered, browse some of the amazing activities and adventures we have planned. SEE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW!
    Please email us if you have questions, kelly@jrexplorerclub.com To purchase, please scroll through the options below to find your dates and pricing for members and non-members and add to cart!
  • Drop-in Playcare and Play and Stay Playdates
    Drop-in Playcare and Play and Stay Playdates

    It's Here! It's Here! Drop-in Playcare and Parent Playdates at the Junior Explorer Club Clubhouse!

      Our Clubhouse is THE fun place to be for kids AND adults. We have heard from many families in our community and understand there is a need for a Drop-in Playcare and a Stay And Play Parent Playdates spot...WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB CLUBHOUSE!!   Ages 3 (almost potty-trained) and up will enjoy full-time care with our experienced teachers as they work on art projects, crafts, read books, or just enjoy some good old fashioned creative play. Our Drop-in Playcare option gives parents and caretakers the much need few of hours of time to run errands, grab a coffee, meet a friend...the time is yours!   And just in case you're not ready to leave the little one behind, we offer FREE WEDNESDAYS Stay and Play Parent Playdates. Come and meet other Junior Explorer parents while your child engages with our prepared classroom. Meet our head teacher, Jill Smith, and learn more about our program or simply chat with another adult. FREE to all JEC members! Another incredible perk of being a part of the Club.
    DROP-IN PLAYCARE WhenSelect Tuesdays or Thursdays in October and November (see below for days and programs)   Time: 9am to 11:30am 8:00 available for an additional $10 per day   Where: 1033 Old Henderson Road Columbus Ohio 43220 Cost: $35 per day   FREE WEDNESDAYS Stay and Play Parent Playdates   When: Every Wednesday in December (Dec. 4, 11 and 18)   Time: 9am to 11:30am   Where: 1033 Old Henderson Road Columbus Ohio 43220   Cost: FREE!! Please make sure to RSVP
    To register, click below to pick you day(s)
  • Preschool Program Deposit 2020/2021
    Preschool Program Deposit 2020/2021

    We have a Preschool Program!

    Our child care solution for kindergarten wrap around programs and after school emphasizes fun and adventure in a safe environment. The add on of transportation, programs with educational purposes, collaboration with Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, local parks, recreation centers and helping kids with homework, is filling the need of the modern day working parent or single parent, giving you more quality time and less stress after 6 pm with your family. We offer Open Enrollment for the current school year 2019/2020. You may also reserve your spot for our 2020/2021 Preschool Year. Your deposit will save your spot for the current year and the upcoming school year. Please note, refunds for the 2020/2021 school year are only available until July 1, 2020. Refunds do not include the $125 Membership Fee which is non-refundable.   
    Deposits - Accepting deposits for current 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. Programs will offer full-time and part-time options!! - Deposit $700   *Must be a Junior Explorer Club Member to enroll. Click here to pay the JEC Membership Fee. 

    Give us a call to set up a meet & greet. (614) 516-3325

  • Kindergarten Wrap Around Deposit 2020/2021
    Kindergarten Wrap Around Deposit 2020/2021


    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

  • Before School Early Drop-Off Option
    Before School Early Drop-Off Option
    If you are looking for early morning drop-off before school  between 7a - 9a, the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB offers early morning drop-offs and then transports your child to their designated schools. Our bonded and insured drivers have been carefully vetted and have completed the current background checks as required by law. Depending on your needs, we offer multiple service options for early drop-off. See purchase options below. Attention: Parents of Wickliffe Elementary School. Starting the fall of 2020/2021, Wickliffe will be changing their school start time to 9 am. We offer early morning Drop-Offs before the start of the school day. Both options are available for full-time or part-time and available for Emerging K through 5th grade. WHEN: Monday - Friday TIME: 7am - 9am COST OPTIONS for 7am - 8am time frame: $50 for full-time (M/T/W/R/F) $10 Per day as needed COST OPTIONS for 7am - 9am time frame: $15 per day as needed
  • 2020-2021 After School Care
    2020-2021 After School Care
    Secure your space for the 2020-21 school season. As a mobile business, every child must have a seat on the bus to be included in the fun. After School Care starts at 2:50 pm, when the JUNIOR EXPLORER Bus picks up your explorer at their Upper Arlington School. The fun continues until pick up at 6 pm. Our homebase is Saint Marks Episcopal Church at Dorset & Tremont. Its convenient location is 1/2 block from the Tremont Library and Playground. Our second location is our Clubhouse 1033 Old Henderson Road off of Kenny Road behind FedEx. Monday - Friday, the Jr Explorer Club is Creative Extended Play (outdoors as much as possible!) After School Care is available full-time and part-time, or on a drop-in basis. For more information on rates, please contact us for our pricing sheet. Questions? Please call us at (614) 516-3325  
  • 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.
  • 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!