"Where caring comes straight from the heart"

"Where caring comes straight from the heart"

"Where caring comes straight from the heart""Where caring comes straight from the heart""Where caring comes straight from the heart"

Established in 1994 

Family Owned & Operated

Hugs updateS:


  Hello Hugs families,

We hope that you are all doing well and hanging in there. We have loved getting the pictures and reports of your kiddos doing their work, cooking, playing, and enjoying the virtual music class.

Per Governor DeWine’s orders, Hugs-n-Hearts will remain closed through Friday, May 1st. We are greatly hoping to open again on Monday, May 4th and resume normal operations. Hugs-n-Hearts will not be operating under a provisional Pandemic Emergency license. For a center our size, compliance with the provisional license was not a logistical possibility. 

As assured, no tuition is due for the 5-week period of March 30th-May 1st. Assuming we can reopen on May 4th, tuition will resume, along with normal operating hours and regular class schedules. We are still working through the process with the SBA, and we will continue to update you with information on tuition reimbursement as we learn more. 

Reminder, if you still have your bill pay active, please put a hold on that payment. If you have any tuition questions or need help with your auto bill payments, please email Mr. Tim, or Mr. Josh,

We want to thank you again for being patient and working through this time together. We also want to offer our gratitude to those of you who are essential employees. Thank you for keeping our world safely running. 

Welcome to Hugs-n-Hearts!

Thank you for visiting our website!

Children are my passion and for as long as I can remember, I have always dreamt of having the opportunity to do what I love. My dream came true on April 22, 1994 and I opened the doors of Hugs-n-Hearts ELC. I have been the owner and on-site director for 25 years. Hugs-n-Hearts is privately owned and family operated. We were one of the very first businesses to open in the Polaris area. Teddy bears lined the hallways and smiling teachers waited in the doorways to welcome the first of over 4500 students to join our family. Hugs-n-Hearts was designed and built with the Polaris community in mind. We are a full-day, educational child care program designed for working parents.

I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and have over 30 years of administrative and teaching experience in the early child care field. My three children grew up at Hugs-n-Hearts and I'm so proud to now work alongside them every day. I love watching my children teaching others and seeing their growing passion for this field. Together we are shaping the future of Hugs-n-Hearts.

We believe that each child ​deserves the VERY BEST! One of the many reasons Hugs-n-Hearts excels is our staff. Our collaborative team works to make sure your child reaches their full potential. At Hugs-n-Hearts our staff becomes family.  We look forward to your family joining ours. 

(614) 848-6777


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Hugs -n- Hearts ELC

Hugs-n-Hearts Polaris

Hugs-n-Hearts North Campus

Hugs-n-Hearts Polaris

Hugs-n-Hearts ELC

8989 Antares Avenue

Columbus, Oh 43240


Fax 614-848-9964

18 months thru Pre-K & Private Kindergarten 


H-N-H Campus Polaris

Hugs-n-Hearts North Campus

Hugs-n-Hearts Polaris

H-N-H Campus 

9005 Antares Avenue

Columbus, OH 43240


Fax 614-540-2279

School-Age and Kindergarten Wrap-Around

(Connected to Hugs-n-Hearts Polaris)



Hugs-n-Hearts North Campus

Hugs-n-Hearts North Campus

Hugs-n-Hearts North Campus

Hugs-n-Hearts North 

6146 Lewis Center Road

Galena, Oh 43021


Fax 740-909-4748

18 Months thru School-Age 

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Hugs-n-Hearts ELC

8989 Antares Avenue, Columbus, OH 43240, US

Hugs-n-Hearts Polaris 614-848-6777 H-N-H Campus 614-540-2276 Hugs North Campus Lewis Center 740-909-4747


Monday-Friday:  6:30 am - 6:15 pm

Saturday-Sunday:  Closed