Our daycare proudly serves Dayton, Ohio as a 5 Star Step Up to Quality award recipient; the highest rating.

Our Daycare Center

Merrie Time Christian Preschool & Daycare is proud to be a 5-star Step Up to Quality Recipient. Step Up to Quality is a rating system that is administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 5-stars is the highest rating they award.

As a 5-star daycare center in Dayton, OH, we have a staff that is highly qualified. Along with the 5 star rating, our classrooms provide a lower teacher-child ratio which means that children get more individual one-on-one attention. For these reasons, our classes fill up quickly.

We serve children from 6 weeks of age until they are ready to begin kindergarten.

Daycare classes include: Young Infants, Older Infants, Toddler 1, Toddler 2, Threes/Preschool and Pre-K (4 yrs to kindergarten). Our hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We accept Title XX and participate in the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Education Program). We provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack at our daycare.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you one of the best child care experiences in the area. Contact us for more information and to schedule a tour of our daycare in Dayton, Ohio.

Our Daycare Programs

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Infant Care

Infant daycare in Dayton, Ohio

Our Infant Daycare Program

Learning for our littlest ones depends on the trusting relationships they develop with their caregivers. When consistently loved and cared for, these little ones are ready to learn about the world around them. Our highest priority is to establish these consistent, supportive and loving relationships with your infant. Click on the link below to learn more about our Dayton, Ohio infant daycare program.

Toddler Care

Toddler daycare in Dayton, Ohio

Our Toddler Daycare Program

Our toddlers are divided into two age groups – Toddler 1 which is for children aged 20 to 30 months; and Toddler 2 for those aged 30 to 36 months. The curriculum for toddlers focuses on many areas of toddler learning. If you would like to learn more, click on the link below for more information about our toddler daycare program in Dayton.


Preschool daycare in Dayton, Ohio

Preschool Daycare Program

Children in our program transition to the first preschool class when they are about 3 years of age. Preschool classes are a little more structured though their work continues to be done through play. At this age they are able to do more things in small groups and enjoy sitting as a class for a story or experiment. However, a large amount of their preschool days will continue to have new concepts taught one-on-one with the teacher or in a small group with two or three other children. The preschool curriculum focuses on the many different areas. Learn more about our preschool daycare program in Dayton by clicking the link below.


Kindergarten daycare in Dayton, Ohio

Our Pre-Kindergarten Daycare Program

The children in our Pre-k class are gearing up for the start of elementary school. We recognize the importance of preparing each child for the years of formal schooling ahead. Our teachers take this responsibility very seriously, working with each child to move them toward that goal. While doing this, they are committed to presenting developmentally appropriate activities that help the children learn and grow, moving along the developmental continuum. Learn more about our pre-kindergarten daycare program in Dayton by clicking on the link below.

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Dayton, Ohio Daycare Testimonials

These are real parents with real testimonials about Merrie Time Christian Daycare in Dayton, OH. Our children come from all over Dayton, Ohio including Kettering, Beavercreek, Huber Heights, Fairborn and Riverside.

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 by Brandon Phillips
Thanks for such a great Beavercreek, Ohio daycare

My little girl has been in this facility for 8 months and nothing has went wrong.. The employees are great and make you fill like family, the facility is exelent cleaned... Thanks Merrie-time For taking care of my little girl...

 by J Bow
My child used to attend this Daycare in Dayton, Ohio

This place is fantastic! I went there as a child all the way through Kindergarten (they offered a kindergarten class at that time). My son goes there and the staff is great! He is now 5 years old and I have never had to worry about his care. I am so greatful that I do not have to be concerned about him when I am at work. I will be sad next year because he will not be able to attend during the school year because we live in a different school system. I highly recommend this daycare.

 by Tori J
Highly recommended Dayton, Ohio daycare

Positive: Quality. Merrie-Time was my first and only choice when I was looking for child care for my son, no other place was acceptable to me. The staff is amazing, everyone is so friendly and they genuinely love our children. I hear other teachers saying hello to my son when he's walking down the hallway to his class, they are very attentive to all the littles there. When I drop him off he runs straight back towards his room, it makes me feel good knowing my son is happy and eager to get his morning started! I highly recommend Merrie-Time to anyone looking for quality childcare for their children, you will not be disappointed!

 by Tracy Wheeler
Highly recommend this Dayton, Ohio daycare facility!

This center is filled with loving, caring and nurturing people. They teach the children about the love and light of Christ. I highly recommend this facility! Thank you ladies for making my Nathaden feel welcomed and loved.

 by Charlotte Lester
Happy children at this Dayton, Ohio daycare center!

I've used this daycare for about 5 years now. I've never had a issue with any of my children in any of their classes. They all love going and happy when i pick them back up. I highly recommend them.

 by Leigh
Highly recommended Dayton, Ohio daycare

This daycare is great! Great, caring staff. Great price. Great facilities. See a pattern here? It's GREAT! Highly recommend!!!

 by Brandon Phillips
Thanks for such a great Dayton, Ohio daycare

My little girl has been in this facility for 8 months and nothing has went wrong.. The employees are great and make you fill like family, the facility is exelent cleaned... Thanks Merrie-time For taking care of my little girl...

 by Miles L
Great Dayton Ohio daycare for your kids!

Great place for your child/children! Staff like family and care about the kids!