Early Childhood Education

In a room full of kindergarteners, you wouldn’t want your child to feel left behind and lost.

That’s why it’s important to choose quality education over day care for the critical years leading up to kindergarten. You want your child to start out on the right foot. We believe all children deserve that start, regardless of their economic situation, which is why we have focused our attention on children living in low-income neighborhoods.

The program is based on the premise that all children share common needs, and that children of low-income families in particular can benefit most from a comprehensive developmental program designed to meet those needs and hopefully break the cycle of poverty.

Cincinnati Union Bethel runs four Head Start preschools that prepare children 3-5 years old for kindergarten. Our Early Childhood Education program provides a rich variety of activities that foster the intellectual, physical, mental, emotional and social development of each child, while also supporting the family.


For information about enrolling your child in one of Cincinnati Union Bethel’s preschools, please call 513.768.6917.

Our Curriculum

We know the potential for learning is greatest during the early years of a child’s life, so we take advantage of every moment. Each of our classes provides age-appropriate instruction in the following growth areas using a research-based curriculum:

  • Motor Skills
  • Language & Literacy
  • Music & Art
  • Social Skills
  • Math & Science
  • Dramatic Play

More Benefits

Our preschool students receive nutritional meals and snacks every day, as well as access to medical and dental screenings and care.

Family Involvement

Not only does our program help children prepare for kindergarten, we also help the family. We help parents reach their own goals and teach parents how to better support their children. We believe a strong family helps children grow.

Program Options

Half-day option: a 3-1/2 hour session in either the morning or afternoon, Monday-Thursday

Full-day: Monday-Friday.

In most cases, the half-day sessions include bus transportation to and from the school.


CUB Early Learning Academy
Camp Washington
1054 Heywood Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Tel 513.541.9080
Fax 513.541.2840

CUB Early Learning Academy
3301 Beekman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Tel 513.591.2003
Fax 513.591.2200

CUB Early Learning Academy
College Hill East
2015 W. North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Tel 513.591.3100
Fax 513.591.3101

CUB Early Learning Academy
Winton Campus
5139 Holland Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Tel 513.242.3331
Fax 513.242.3366

Words of Wisdom

Every $1 invested in preschool saves $7 in future intervention services.


We rely on your support to better the lives of women and children. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you. Please consider donating to Cincinnati Union Bethel or directly to one of our programs: early childhood education, the Anna Louise Inn, or Off the Streets. Donate Now »

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Anna Louise Inn Celebrates 105th Anniversary

May 29, 2014

A special place for special women, the Anna Louise Inn is celebrating an amazing 105 years of providing safe and affordable housing to women in our community. Our history of helping women began back in 1909 and has continued unbroken over 100 years into the 21st century! With that new century, we look forward to a new Anna Louise Inn and many more years of helping women find a place to call home. Read full story »