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Miami Valley Hospital
Child Care Center

28 Hill Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937.208.4500
937.224.0230 FAX

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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Miami Valley Hospital Child Care Center
This center, adjacent to Miami Valley Hospital located in Dayton, Ohio, opened in 1994. The Miami Valley Hospital Child Care Center offers Quality Early Care and Education for children 6 weeks to 6 years old. The center was first accredited by NAEYC in August 1996.

Infant and Toddler Programs

Mini University's infant and toddler teaching staff use the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, developed by Teaching Strategies. They also incorporate the educational quality standards from NAEYC's Accreditation Criteria, Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards, and the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) philosophy. The RIE philosophy is based on the research of Magda Gerber and Dr. Emmi Pikler.

The RIE (pronounced "rye") philosophy is based on RESPECT for each child. The educarer respects an infant by talking directly to the child, explaining what he/she is about to do, making eye contact, and by waiting for the child's response. RIE’s goal is to help nurture AUTHENTIC infants who are: Competent, Confident, Curious, Attentive, Exploring, Cooperative, Secure, Peaceful, Focused, Self-Initiating, Resourceful, Involved, Cheerful, Aware, Interested and Inner-Directed.


Preschool Program

Mini University's preschool teachers use the Creative Curriculum for Preschool , a written research-based curriculum created by Teaching Strategies. This curriculum has been aligned to Ohio's Early Learning and Development Standards.



Ohio Department of Education Core Themes
  1. All children are born ready to learn
  2. Environments matter
  3. Relationships are influential
  4. Communication is critical

Our Miami Valley location also offers the following: