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Purdue University Calumet Charlotte R. Riley Child Center

2250 173rd Street, Hammond, IN

Costimate: $125/wk

Purdue University Calumet Charlotte R. Riley Child Center is a campus child center and laboratory school. Enrollment is open to the public. Our child center provides preschool/prek and kindergarten programs to children of students, staff, faculty, and to the community. The Charlotte R. Riley Child Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), state licensed, a Level 4 Paths to Quality and IDEM 5 Star recognized program. Call us today for a guided tour!

The child center serves children 3-6 years of age, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Several scheduling options are available for busy families.

We believe in building strong partnerships with families and their children. We support parents as the most important teacher in their young child's life. Mutual, daily communication is key. We encourage your input and participation in all of our programs. We celebrate children and families every day!

Teaching staff use a variety of developmentally appropriate learning strategies and techniques that support the needs and interest of the active learner. Curriculum involves learning through literacy rich activities, exploration, discovery, and play. Each child has the opportunity to experience success and engage in experiences that lead to a life-long love of learning. Our curriculum follows NAEYC standards and criteria, the Foundations to Indiana Academic Standards for Preschool, and The Common Core for Kindergarten.

Activities and experiences are based in the areas of math, science, social studies, language-literacy, music, art, and physical development. Our teaching staff love sharing stories with parents about their child's day. Teachers document children's learning experiences through individualized child portfolios. Catch a glimpse of what we do on our Facebook page!

The child center is housed in its own facility in a secure, safe, nurturing environment. Classrooms are bright and airy. A large, enclosed playground, patio, and bike track compliment the facility. There is plenty of space and special spaces for children to move, learn, and grow!

Each classroom is staffed with experienced, trained, dedicated professionals who have degrees in Early Childhood Education and related fields. Teachers are supported in their meaningful work with children and families. Our teachers offer children amazing learning experiences in a creative ways. Come see our teachers in action!

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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Hammond, IN?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Hammond, IN. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Hammond, IN for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Hammond, IN?
When you begin looking for preschools in Hammond, IN ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Hammond, IN.
How can I find a preschool near me in Hammond, IN?
There are currently 40 preschools in Hammond, IN on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Hammond, IN who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.