Kendallville Day Care Center

601 Orchard Place Parkway, Kendallville

Program Type: Full time child care and Preschool; Accept summer school-aged children and around-the-year care sibling care for school breaks/eLearning. 

Program Regulation: Licensed Center

Hours: 5:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Accepts CCDF?: Yes

Accepts On My Way Pre-K?: Yes

Paths to Quality Level: 3

Daily Schedule: We are a curriculum scheduled program. We offer three meals daily, plus time for indoor/outdoor exploration, movement, rest/nap, and immersion into “center” work based on milestones, child goals, and needs.

Program Philosophy: Providing an educational foundation while caring for young children.

Curriculum Type: Creative Curriculum

Student/Teacher Ratios: We meet state standards, plus several of our rooms have an extra adult to service students with behavioral needs.

Number of employees (including teachers and support staff): 32

Parents Provide: Documentation as required by the state; extra clothing; diapers and wipes as needed; food or formula only for children with specific intolerances, all other food is provided by the center.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are all provided. An additional snack is offered to children arriving before 7:00 a.m.

Tell us about your program: We are a fully inclusive early education program serving infants age 6 weeks through children age 5. We also offer summer care (and year-round sibling care) for school age children. We are unique in that we strive to teach through play and real world hands-on experiences. We support early childhood theory and immerse this into our curriculum. We are constantly learning about our industry and improving our craft to serve the needs of our children and families. We also strive to be immersed within our local community and include parents in engaging with their child’s education.

Special Program Features: We accept and work with the Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative, Bowen Center, and Northeastern Center (behavioral). We are play-based and offer many real-life experiences with nature, as well as field trips for our school age children in the summer. We also partner locally with colleges/high schools to immerse practicing education candidates into our program, as well as working with TEACH for scholarships for employees that are teaching candidates.

For more information, contact director Tina Lee.
Phone: 260-343-9902