Now Enrolling

Now enrolling!

Enrolling children ages 6 weeks through Pre-K
for Fall 2017 and beyond.


We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Meet our owner, Leah Kayes

Leah Kayes is a wife and mother of 3.  Originally from upstate NY, she fell in love with Columbus after a short visit back in 2005.  When Leah and her husband Nathan moved here in 2007, she knew this would be their home.  After an early career in Finance at General Electric and Limited Brands, Leah followed her passion of supporting growing families and cofounded Columbus Birth & Parenting.  She loves helping new parents and growing families make the challenging transition from a couple into parenthood as she knows the struggles that accompany life during the childbearing years.  

Additionally, as a daughter of two educators, her love of learning lead Leah to want to open her own child care center here in Columbus.  She wanted to operate a school that focused on the individual strength so of each child, provided support to the parents and promoted a healthy lifestyle with a focus on fitness and healthy foods.  Early in her process of opening her own school, she was introduced to Becca and Sarah and fell in love with Balanced Family Academy.  It was an easy and fast connection and shortly thereafter, Leah, Becca and Sarah were talking about how to expand the BFA model and give other families the experience of a home away from home to as many children as possible.  

Leah loves meeting news kids and their parents all around Columbus and is so excited to continue her passion of supporting families. 

Tuition & Fees

Balanced Family Academy’s monthly tuition is based off an average of 52 weeks. A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due prior to enrollment. Please call your Balanced Family academy location for specific tuition and fee amounts.

Tuition includes:

  • Nutritious morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Live updates via our daily communication app
  • Structured physical activities
  • Sibling discount – 10% off the oldest child

Tuition:  Tuition is due on the first calendar day of each month.  Late fees will accrue on the third calendar day of each month.  Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Late fees of $3/minute accrue after closing hours.

Attendance:  Without limitation, no portion of your monthly tuition or other fees shall be refunded in the event of absence, holidays, school closings or withdrawals from Balanced Family Academy.   

Enrollment:  Prior to enrollment, all enrollment paperwork must be completed, signed, and returned to us along with your $100 non-refundable registration fee and the amount of any then applicable tuition fee owed. 


101 Green Meadows Dr S
Lewis Center, OH 43035


Mon - Fri
6:30am - 6:00pm

Owner: Leah Kayes


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