What Makes Us Special ?

Almost home is an award winning program recognized for exceeding state standards in curriculum development, class sizes and teacher to child ratios. We educate and care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school children in a beautiful and peaceful, home-like setting. Almost home is a family-oriented center that partners with all of our best community resources to provide a rich and meaningful educational experience for your child.

Our Hours & Programs

  • Monday - Friday:
    6 am - 6 pm
  • Full-time programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Before and after school care for children 6-8 years old.
  • Full-time summer camp for school children 6-8 years old.
  • Half-day preschool programs for 3, 4 and 5 year olds during the academic year.

Professional Staff

Almost home is owned by a registered nurse and former high school teacher, Toni Poling. Our staff is 100% certified in first aid, CPR, childhood illnesses and child abuse recognition. All of our preschool teachers hold a bachelor’s degree as do some of our toddler staff. Most of our infant & toddler caregivers are moms themselves. Our staff is chosen for their patience, love of children and sense of humor. Happy, healthy children receiving the best possible education is the very foundation of what we do.

Infants & Toddlers

Our infant and toddler programs focus on peaceful/happy environments, loving care and individual attention for our smallest children.

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Almost Home offers Jr. Preschool for 3 year old children and Preschool for 4 and 5 year old children. We provide a structured Preschool Environment, taught by degreed teachers,  that is focused on Kindergarten Preparation. Class sizes are limited to 12 children to provide individual instruction.

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School Agers

We are pleased to offer Before and After School Care for 6-8 year old children as well as transport to Findlay City Schools and St. Michaels. In addition, we provide a dynamic and adventurous Summer Camp Program for our School Children that includes Swimming, Parks, Sports, Crafts and multiple Fun Field Trips!

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Meet Our Staff

All of our staff members are chosen for their nurturing attitudes, sense of humor, love of children and joy of teaching. They are 100% certified in First Aid,CPR and Common Childhood Illnesses.

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Our Event Schedule


Our Rates

6 weeks - 10 months
Our newborn room is staffed by three mature women who provide your infant with a peaceful and loving environment that is focused on a strong bond with the caregiver and attention to developmental milestones. Babies will have daily opportunities for cuddle and rocking time, bouncer time, saucer time, tummy/floor time, table time and jumper time. Caregivers talk to babies and sing to them and stick to the feeding schedule that is preferred by the parent. Our goal is that every baby feels secure and loved and every parent feels confident that their child is getting the very best care possible.
One Year Old
10 - 20 months
Our one year olds are early walkers, gaining tremendous motor control, early language skills and exploring their environment. We facilitate one year old development by introducing them to Music and Story Time, Dress-Up and Dramatic Play,, Coloring and Painting Activities and Indoor and Outdoor Large Motor Play. We explore a wide variety of toys and sensory materials and actively engage with children to foster a quality bond and promote learning.
Two Year Olds & Jr Preschool
$170 and $165/week
20 - 36 months
Almost Home uses this stage of toddlerhood to begin a structured environment. Music, story and circle time increases language skills, teaches shapes, letters and letter recognition. A Learning Center Environment also focuses on counting skills, number recognition, beginning writing and cutting and friendly manners.
Preschool 1
3 year olds
Preschool education continues with a focus on phonetic skills; writing skills, pencil grip, perfecting cutting skills and beginning math concepts. Children can recognize and spell their own name. Children participate in weekly Spanish Introduction, Creative Movement Class, Structured Music Class and monthly Bible Story Time.
Preschool 2
4 - 5 years
Our community has a lot of amazing learning opportunities that we believe every child should experience. At Almost Home, we supplement your child's education with field trips and special visitors that enhance their learning experience. By the time your child graduates from Almost Home preschool, he/she will be able to: write all the letters of the alphabet, their own name, tell time on the hour and half-hour, count to 100 by ones, fives and tens and read two and three letter words! Almost Home believes in every child's endless potential.

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Almost Home

Infant Care & Preschool Education

801 East Lincoln Street; Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 427 2721
Almost Home is a beautiful 5,000 square foot facility with seven classrooms, indoor "Muscle Room", and outdoor playground. We are located on a partially wooded one acre lot with convenient circular drive for drop-off and pick-up. Parents of enrolled children can find pictures and information of our daily events on FACEBOOK. If you would like tuition information about Almost Home, or would like to schedule a tour, please call us anytime during our hours of operation or complete the information below and we will contact you.