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Mission & Philosophy

Our mission at Young Scholars Enrichment Center is to ensure parents their children will be encouraged to discover their individual strengths and unique talents. We believe that each child possesses an inborn capacity to learn. Learning is best accomplished in a place that is emotionally secure, physically safe and fun. While you are participating in our program, we would like to develop a partnership between home and school which benefits the development and growth of your child.

YSEC believes that children are precious and are cared for by capable and caring adults, whose values enable them to be excellent role models. We also believe children should be exposed to enriched learning experiences, leading to an increased sense of competence and independence. Children’s play is extremely vital to healthy physical development, acceptable social skills, and cognitive growth. Teachers, drawing upon their training and experience, must create an appropriate educational environment which carefully guides children from one developmental level to another.


Kiya Edwards


Kiya is a dedicated mother of three from Little Rock, Arkansas who moved to Columbus, Ohio at the age of ten. She graduated from Briggs High School. After graduation Kiya spent ten years in the medical field assisting doctors with adult and pediatric patients. She always has had a passion for helping others and

took great pride in her career roles which catered to helping those in need. Which lead to her pursing and receiving The Ohio Administration Credential. While having diverse job duties, Kiya has always been drawn to children and childcare. Along with running a small in-home daycare for three years, Kiya has also volunteered for six years with the West Mound Stars football and cheer league, where five of those years she was the Cheerleading Coordinator. She is currently attending The University Of Cincinnati for Early Childhood Education.  Kiya is excited to be the Director of Young Scholars Enrichment Center.

Preschool Teacher and Students

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