Maple Knoll Child Center was established in 1977 as an integral part of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, OH, to integrate the community on a generational basis and to provide an intergenerational experience for the residents of the campus community and the children of the Montessori Early Childhood Education program at the Child Center.

Maple Knoll Child Center has served the families of the communities of Springdale, Glendale, Wyoming, West Chester, Loveland, and 12 other surrounding communities of northwest and east of Cincinnati for the past 34 years, graduating over 970 children. Maple Knoll Child Center is a Montessori Early Childhood Education program for children 3 through 6 years of age with a teaching staff of three, Montessori certified and college-degreed teachers.

We have served the families of the communities of Springdale, Glendale, Wyoming, West Chester, Loveland, and 12 other surrounding communities of northwest and east of Cincinnati for the past 34 years, graduating over 970 children. Maple Knoll Child Center is a Montessori Early Childhood Education program for children 3 through 6 years of age with a teaching staff of three, Montessori certified and college-degreed teachers.

We have provided a program of excellence in the field of Montessori and early childhood education with commendation from the American Montessori Society. MKCC is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and has consistently received annual renewal with excellent compliance with the Rules and Regulations Governing Child Day Care Centers.

Graduates of the Child Center are now in high school, college, working, or married, some returning to the Child Center to volunteer as Junior counselors in the Summer Camp, two have become certified Montessori teachers and one alumna enrolled her child in the Child Center. As they return to visit, remembering the 'golden bead' or the 'pink blocks', it is a joy to see who they have become, feeling deep pride and connection with them.

Maple Knoll Child Center has been featured on the CBS News Sunday Morning program with Charles Karault, the subject of numerous newspaper articles and an article in McCall's magazine. Maple Knoll Child Center was the recipient of the Ohio Governor's Call To Service Award encouraging Intergenerational Volunteerism presented by Governor Richard F. Celeste to Nancy Drobish Lloyd as Director of the Child Center in Columbus, OH on April 28, 1989