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Potential Made Possible

4710 Timber Trail Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45044

Early Childhood Learning Center

Unique Childcare Center located in Middletown, Ohio

Abilities First, Early Childhood Learning Center children who are developing typically and have differing abilities, learn alongside one another and develop caring  relationships with teachers, staff and their peers. Serving children from 6 weeks old through 10 years, the ECLC is a Success by Six participant and a recipient of the Four-Star Step Up to Quality rating.

ECLC Children Collage


Benefits of the ECLC: 

  • Pediatric speech, occupational and physical therapy is on-site for children with special needs during their scheduled time in the center;
  • Families, schools, community support agencies, and Abilities First personnel work as a team;
  • Free therapy screening for any enrolled child if a parent has concerns about the child’s development;
  • Progress monitoring with routine classroom screenings for all children within the first 30 days of enrollment, and repeated throughout the year;
  • Staff has specialized training to help children with differing abilities;
  • Family Advocate on-site and part of team.                 



The ECLC staff uses Primary Care-giving and the Ohio Infant Toddler Guidelines.

Primary care giving provides infants and toddlers with the opportunity to develop a close, trusting relationship with a consistent caregiver who knows that child and family well. 

The Ohio Infant Toddler Guidelines focus on 6 developmental areas that are most important in a child’s life:

  • Physical health,
  • Emotional development, Social development,
  • Motor development, 
  • Language/Communication development; and,
  • Cognitive development.


 The Creative Curriculum

The ECLC curriculum provides teachers with a clear approach to child development and learning and teaching theories. Every day children have opportunities to function in a well organized learning environment. The Creative Curriculum, allows the ECLC staff to meet the needs of children with broad ranges of abilities and different learning styles and needs ~ one child at a time.

ECLC Classroom

 Contact Lisa at 513-423-9496 or lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Supported by United Way of Greater Cincinnati and United Way of Warren County.


Abilities First Development Department offers a number of ways you can support local children with disabilities.

Please contact Development Department at 513-423-9496 if you have any questions.
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About Us

From birth through life, Abilities First of Middletown and Franklin, Ohio provides a broad array of individual and group programs for children and adults with disabilities.  

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Services for Children

Potential is Made Possible through our coordinated services - Autism Learning Center, Free Therapy Screenings, Pediatric Therapies, and Integrated Early Childhood Learning.

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Get Involved

We need YOU to help support local children and adults with disabilities. Donate to our mission, volunteer at one of our locations or special events, advocate for people with disabilities.