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Meet Our Director

Ebony Mitchell began her career in childcare over a decade ago as a Preschool Teacher at a small family owned center on the Southside of Columbus gaining unparalleled experience in Childcare and discovering a love for teaching and learning; gaining extensive experience in programming, family engagement, policy compliance and leadership. In addition, Ebony also has in depth experience working with nonprofit organizations such as The Child Development Council of Franklin County, The Boys and girls Club of Columbus, and Speak Project Ohio.

In 2018 Ebony Graduated from OSU after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Science and is currently continuing her education at Franklin University working towards a MPA.

Ebony is an advocate for all children and driven by a mission to improve the communities she serves by helping families within those communities reach their fullest potential. Ebony is also committed to increasing access of quality care for at risk youth across Ohio before, during and after school.

Currently, as the Director of Brightside Academy, Ebony continues to dedicate herself to bridging the educational gap between children of lower and higher socioeconomic statuses.

Ebony is a Mother, Teacher, and Leader, waging war on mediocrity in Childcare.

Ebony can be reached at

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We would love to give you a tour of our Cleveland Avenue Academy. Select Cleveland Ave in the dropdown tab below to schedule your tour.

Our Program

Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration daily.

Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Cleveland Avenue Like receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy!

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Cleveland Avenue is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. We are located in the busy plaza at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and E. 24th Avenue and next door to a grocery store. Our location is convenient to many of the nearby Linden community’s housing divisions. COTA buses service the area.

Explore additional Brightside Academy Ohio child care and education locations on our website.


For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.

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