Alert: At approximately 7:05 am this morning, Arcanum-Butler school bus #2 was rear-ended while at a designated bus stop on the MS/HS route. 911 was called. No injuries were reported by any students who were on the bus at the time of the accident. School administration arrived at the scene shortly after and upon release by the Sheriff’s department transferred the students onto another bus that completed the bus route and transported the students to school. Parents of students riding the bus were contacted by school administration and notified of the accident. A One Call message was sent to all families of the district notifying them of the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The district is thankful that all students and the driver are safe and appreciate the quick response by the Sherriff’s Office and a parent who immediately contacted 911.
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School Information


Our teaching staff is certfied and licesned by the State of Ohio.




Our curriculum is aligned with the preschool standards for the State of Ohio and aligns with the standards and expectations of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District.




Our teaching staff has many years of experience educating preschoolers and young children.



Our Approach

  • Play-based learning centers
  • Developmentally-appropriate activities
  • A safe and friendly learning environment
  • Hands-on learning activities that are aligned to state standards


Fast Facts:

Arcanum Early Learning Center accepts children started at age three.

Our center is open to all Darke County children.

Our center is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.


Enrollment Form  

Child Development Form


Note: Families will receive a discount of $20 if you have two children enrolled at the Arcanum Early Learning Center.

$50 Registration Fee (non-refundable)

$35 Supply Fee (covers the costs of shared classroom supplies and materials)




Contact Us
Arcanum Early Learning Center 310 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304
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