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Growing Kids Learning Center

17850 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN

Costimate: $130/wk

Growing Kids is an accredited, state licensed and quality rated child care and preschool. We offer state of the art safety and security features designed into each center. Each building has only one entrance - monitored and locked (But there are lots of exits, in case of emergency). Playgrounds are fully enclosed with high fencing. And kids of different aged groups play in different areas. Each classroom is monitored by closed-circuit TV. All parents use a biometric-based sign-in and sign-out process. Many of our staff have an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, or are experienced professionals. Training includes CPR, first aid, child safety and much more. Children enjoy structured educational activities, provided by a team of highly qualified and motivated teachers. Each member of our staff works hard to help kids grow - intellectually, emotionally and socially. Low student-teacher ratio ensures that we're able to help each child explore and develop at his or her own pace. The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood offers stimulating learning opportunities for students of every age, starting at six weeks and through after-school aged. We have incorporated Minds in Motion into the daily curriculum. Minds in Motion is an obstacle course of activities that improve a child's balance, eye-hand coordination and visual skills, all of which play a huge part in a child's learning processes for school readiness. Growing Kids offers plenty of parent - focused convenience and flexibility. Many convenient locations throughout northern Indiana. Infant through school-aged care. Extended hours as early as 4:30 a.m. and as late as 11:30 p.m. weekdays. Plus, one FREE Saturday of child care each month! We close only six holidays. We also offer camps for Spring, Winter and Summer. And if you have a special scheduling problem, we'll do everything possible to accommodate your need. Each Growing Kids center is built from the ground up with one thing in mind: growing kids! Each classroom has child-sized sinks and bathrooms. Classroom layout virtually eliminates "blind spots." Special "parent view" windows allow you to observe activities. We have a Growing Kids exclusive which is a dramatic play area called Main Street. Our philosophy stresses hands-on learning through play, which is how kids learn. Main Street plays a key part in our educational program where children learn by role-playing, problem-solving, and social development.
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Early Childhood Development Cente

Saint Mary's College, Havican Hall, 10 Child Care Center, Notre Dame, IN

Costimate: $153/wk

The Early Childhood Development Center at Saint Mary's College (ECDC-SMC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the Indiana Bureau of Child Care. The ECDC program at Saint Mary's is open to the public and offers preschool and child care for children ages 3 through 5 during the school year and 3 through 10 during the summer. Both full time and part time enrollment schedules are offered.

The ECDC Teaching Staff is composed of degreed early childhood teachers. Undergraduate students studying education, nursing, speech & communication, sociology and psychology at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and IUSB participate in the ECDC-SMC classrooms as interns, practicum students and volunteers.

The ECDC program embraces the following early childhood principles:

* Children learn and grow as whole persons. Children learn best when their physical and emotional needs are met and they feel safe and secure. The child's self-image strongly affects his or her eagerness to learn and ability to do so. The ECDC program fosters the childʼs social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development.

* Children grow and develop through predictable stages, but at individual rates. All children can learn, and given appropriate settings, want to learn. Children are persistent, curious, creative and active learners. The ECDC program enhances each childʼs love of learning.

* Children learn through active engagement and through conversation and dialogue concerning their experiences. Young children are concrete learners who construct knowledge based on direct sensory experiences. For children, play is serious work. ECDC offers a wealth of inquiry based play opportunities with rich materials for children to play with and learn from.

* Children learn quickly when material is presented in meaningful ways at appropriate times. Young children learn best when actively involved in activities they have a role in initiating.

* Children exhibit different learning styles. Learning activities at ECDC are varied and offer multi-sensory experiences & frequent opportunities to choose from a variety of materials appropriate to their individual learning styles and interests.

Child guidance and discipline at ECDC fosters the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, and responsiveness, which assist children in appropriate decision making skills and self regulation.