Agape Children's Center

1060 Smiley Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

In Forest Park at the I-275 exit # 39 Across from Cincinnati Mills (Formerly Forest Fair Mall)

Phone: 513.674-2323 Fax: 513.674.2325

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Administrator, Tracy Payne

  • Why Choose Agape

    At Agape Children's Center "The heart of the child comes first". This is our vision statement and the decision maker in EVERYTHING we do. Many of our staff have been here for ten or more years and the joy of seeing our students come back year after year is a paycheck in itself. Come in for a tour and you will feel the difference when you walk in the door! God is here!



  • Curriculum

    Our curriculum is comprehensive and is structure to the interests of the children. The many years we have provided care has given us proven results that when  a "scope and sequence" approach is followed,  the end product is a child who is emotionally sound, cognitively prepared and welcomed into almost any kindergarten environment.

  • Nutritious Meals

    At Agape we know how to feed children! Good nutrition is the spring board for a healthy body and a healthy body is able to grow, learn and play. We participate in the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program). This funding gives us the ability to serve nutritious foods in house prepared in our Award Winning on site kitchen. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a bit more costly but we know it's an expense that pays off because it's vital for healthy children so, we gladly chose to invest in this. We also voluntarily participate in the We Thrive movement.

  • Infant & Toddler

    We start students at age 6 weeks and serve them through age 10.  Individual lesson plans are done for children ages 6 weeks through age 3.  At age 3 we begin to do group lesson plans but all our custom planned for the interests of the child. We know you are busy and we want to make the transition to care as easy as possible. "Parent's Choice" brand formula is provided free of charge with your tuition.  When your infant is ready to eat baby foods and then solids we provide these as well. Our onsite laundry facility minimizes the laundry you do at home and allows us to keep your child clean at all times. 

  • Summer Camp

    Our summer camp dates for the 2017 calendar year are May 30- August 11. The rate for summer camp is 170.00 weekly and this includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. We plan activities based on the interests of the students so we will schedule guests (in house field trips) as our students express interest. This is always included in your tuition. Call our office if you'd like an enrollment packet or stop by to pick on up. If you have not liked our Facebook page please do because there are several pictures of the fun we had last summer!

  • Employment

    First and most importantly, you must have a love for children and the ability to treat them with respect. Since we believe all children are a gift from God, this is the primary way we translate this belief into action. At Agape, the heart of the child comes first. It's not just a tagline - it's what we do! If you do not have a positive disposition, the ability to guide and redirect with love and a consistent tone, please do not apply! Early childhood education can be a stressful occupation... so we believe you really do have to be "created" to be a responsive and effective caregiver and educator!


    Click this link to access an employment application. (Save to your computer, fill out, and return by email) You may email Tracy Payne for more information or to have an application mailed to you.


    Please note: As a faith-based ministry, staff members are church employees and must be able to translate our shared Christian beliefs into action.

  • Our Staff

    We take pride in our diverse, Christian staff. Each of our employees is screened with an FBI and BCII fingerprints background check. A thorough medical exam and references are checked before the staff come on board. We have many staff with ten or more years of service with Agape and the reason is we are a family and we do everything as unto Christ. Because of Agape Children's Center Step Up to Quality rating we are able to offer our staff scholarships to continue their education in Early Childhood. If the staff choose the option of attaining and sustaining a CDA (Child Development Associate) there are scholarships for this as well. One visit to Agape Children's Center will confirm there is no other work environment like this anywhere!