A learning adventure awaits your child at Nikou Westerville State Street!

Nikou Learning Center on State Street is a blast from the prehistoric past!  Your child will explore a world of learning which includes:

  • A clean, safe and fully modern learning environment
  • 2000 square foot dinosaur themed indoor play facility
  • Library
  • Children’s theater
  • Science and Art rooms
  • Dedicated infant facilities
  • Safe, modern playground complete with soft rubber ground
  • Cafeteria

Meet the Staff
Center Director-Molly Henderson.

The preschool philosophy of Nikou Learning Center is to provide a developmentally appropriate program for young children that fosters the whole child concept, respects each child as an individual and stimulates a child’s natural interest in, and enjoyment of, learning.
Our long-term program goals include helping children:

  • To become creative, independent thinkers;
  • To feel competent, productive and self-reliant, as well as fostering good self-esteem and a sense of self worth;
  • To develop a sense of responsibility for their own mental and physical health;
  • To understand that they are a part of a diverse, multicultural global community and that their actions influence the quality of that community;
  • To foster the value that many kinds of intelligence – linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, physical, spatial and personal – are valuable and important to our community; and,
  • To encourage the development of higher moral reasoning, helping children to develop into adults with an internalized code of ethics and principles.

Our Curriculum

My son has been Nikou for a few months now and absolutely loves it. They have an indoor play area which allows the kids to still get some exercise when the weather is crummy and they can't actually get outside... I don't know any other place like it. They have been so accommodating and understanding especially when I needed to change the full time very unexpectedly. They are great about communicating his day with me so I know what's going on with him and sending home projects they have done so I can keep up on his development. His vocabulary and verbal communication has grown infinitely since he's been there. I know they truly care about my son and his well being as well as his education which gives me peace of mind when I can't be with him because I'm at work. Nikou is definitely a top tier day care!!!

Jessica Hildenbrand

My 2 year old absolutely loves going to the Nikou Learning Center. She runs to her class room and can't wait to give her teachers a big hug. The staff is so caring towards the kids. I have seen such a difference in my little girl and the good manners she has picked up during her time there. The facility is always clean and tidy, and I have been pleased with the level of communication from the staff. I could not be happier!

Katie Skamfer

We were going through a stressful time of buying and selling a house on top of finding a new learning center/preschool we could trust for our daughters who are 4 and 2. It was going to be a big transition for all of us. I passed by Nikou Learning Center and was impressed by the building and decor. I decided to call and found Molly the center director to be so friendly. She immediately put me at ease and took time to explain almost everything from the center curriculum (I'm a teacher ;)), ratios, how they function, a little about the teachers, to the cost! Which surprisingly was exactly comparable to a daycare and preschool we were transferring from in a more rural area of Columbus. What I had found about other centers I had called around to in the Polaris area was that they didn't want to discuss everything over the phone and would not disclose the cost without a visit to the center. I was limited on time and appreciated how open Molly was with me. My husband toured the place the very next day. We were impressed with many things - the friendliness of the teachers, the clean facility, the indoor and outdoor play equipment, the library/movie room, organization & check in process, security to the building, brkfst/lunch/snack included (huge time saver) and the dinosaur decor (my daughter's call it Dino school and love dinosaurs! Big +). The girls have adjusted exyremely well. Of course, they have their days where they want to stay with mommy but at the end of the day, they always have had a fun day with their teachers and friends. I LOVE how they run with open arms to their teachers! Makes me feel good about the switch because they are truly cared for by their teachers.

I highly recommend Nikou Learning Center. Also, they transport kids to kindergarten too. Love that for our future kindergarteners.
Jayne Arthur Arnold

Our two boys have attended this Nikou Learning Center for six years. We couldn't be happier with the love, care and cleanliness of Nikou. We transitioned thru all the classrooms and when it came time to take the bus to school, the boys were ready for it. Ms. Molly works very hard to create a busy and fun filled summer program. They have gone places that we, as a family, have yet to do! I always have felt comfortable with safety measures they take to make sure everyone is happy, healthy and accounted for. Not to say I didn't follow the bus on their first day of school, just to be sure. I can honestly say that they are part of our extended family. They have been there early mornings, late evenings, holidays and snow days! Thanks everyone at Nikou Learning Center for your outstanding care!

Carol BarberLamb

Both of my children attend here, and all of their teachers have cared for them as if they were their own. My 4-year-old has learned so much, and my almost one-year-old is thriving as well. I so appreciate Nikou!

Gina Zirilli Sheehan

My 3 children have attended Nikou Learning Center for 3 years. We love the staff and know our children are safe and well cared for. They very much feel like family. I am always impressed with how much they learn, and my son was well prepared for Kindergarten. I feel very thankful that we found a place to take excellent care of my babies!

Tara Weithman

Our son just started preschool at Nikou this past fall and absolutely loves it!! The center has a dinosaur theme, so you could say it was love at first site!! But honestly, he has learned so much and loves his new teachers & friends!!!!

Lisa Martz Capuano

Mrs. Pat does very well with my daughter and my son. I just love her! My children’s skills have improved and the staff are great, very friendly and positive. 5/5  

Charice Banks

My child talks more and her social motor skills have improved too. We love the center! 5/5

Lisa Browning

My child has improved more than others outside of the school at her age or even older. The center is the best!! 5/5

Heather Sizemore

Sarah really likes Wendy. When Sarah first arrived at Nikau she was unhappy, but things turned around after Wendy became her teacher. We are very pleased with the staff and facility with the work we see Sarah doing here. 5/5

Angela and Jon Moore

Lily loves Mrs Pat. She has really grown up in the short time she has been in her clas and has really started using a more diverse vocabulary and loves talking to people now. We are both excited for the reading class to start 5/5

Hannah Wilson

Miss Pat is very loving and caring with the kids. She is doing a grea job at introducing letter and numbers as well as many other concepts with the chidren. I see a great improvement this year compared to last year 5/5

Denise Pajaro

Contact us today!

Nikou Learning Center
600 North State Street
Westerville, OH 43082


(614) 523-2600