Programs

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Toddlers:

Toddlers

Children, Inc. provides quality affordable child care for toddlers (1 and 2 year olds) at our Preschool Center. This program's objective is to provide children with a safe, caring environment where children feel happy and secure. Our program offers Toddlers Creative Curriculum which offers a variety of developmental activities to promote a total curriculum of early childhood development. Major emphasis includes language, large and small motor development, physical development, social development, as well as art and music. We also include classes in movement and Spanish.  The children are provided a breakfast, morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. They have a rest time midday to revitalize the children for the afternoon session filled with engaging activities. Children, Inc. provides individualized developmental curriculum that tracks each child's progress as they participate in activities to stimulate and promote appropriate age/skill level tasks. Children are encouraged to participate in "hands on" activities geared to the interest of the child.

With an emphasis on quality affordable child care in the community, and the type of programs offered by Children, Inc.

NECPA Accredited

 

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Preschool:

Preschool

Children, Inc. offers child care to children ages three through five years of age at our Preschool Center. Our agency also provides Pre-Kindergarten taught by a licensed teacher, for those families unable to work around the calendar of the public school. Our preschool program uses the Creative Curriculum Program that has a strong emphasizes on providing developmental appropriate activities to enhance the child's physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth. This program also includes classes in music, movement and Spanish.  Our agency serves, menu approved, breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack to all children enrolled in our program. Staff provide monthly curriculum calendars to inform parents about learning center based activities providing a strong sound foundation to build upon their elementary school experience.

With an emphasis on quality affordable child care in the community, and the type of programs offered by Children, Inc.

NECPA Accredited

 

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Kindergarten:

Kindergarten

PreK

 

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School Age:

School Age

The school-age extended child care program (after school, no school days) will continue to work with the various schools within Bartholomew County. Our program benefits children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Currently we are located at the following:

  • St. Bartholomew (after-school only)
  • St. Peters (after-school only)
  • Columbus Child Care Center 715 McClure

Children, Inc. provides after school care and No school days at the Columbus Child Care Center

Bus transportation provided through BCSC for after school care.

Children, Inc. providing programming for school age children in a safe, fun and "hands on" environment fosters independence as well as time management learning skills. Our program offers support to families working or attending school yet seeking a stimulating learning experience for their children in a familiar "home school" environment with adult supervision. We gear our activities to the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of children. Activities include but are not limited to arts and crafts, science, reading, drama/imaginative play, indoor activities, outdoor play, large and small group experiences, as well as homework time.

Children, Inc. provides all day school age care at The Columbus Child Care Center on snow days unless a State of Emergency is declared

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Nutrition Program:

The Child Nutrition Program is a contract entered into by the Indiana Department of Education and Children, Inc. annually. This contract is with public or private non profit organizations Children, Inc., Quality Childcare in Columbus, Indianaor any proprietary Title XX center, as defined, (a) licensed or approved nonresidential child care services to enrolled children, primarily of preschool age, including but not limited to child care centers, Head Start Centers, and organizations providing child care services.

Reimbursement and allocation shall be to the Sponsor (Children, Inc.), to the extent of available funding, for meals and/or milk served under the program in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines. IDOC shall also allocate for the sole benefit of the Program participants commodities, or cash in lieu of Commodities where applicable, to the extent available and allowable.

Claims are filed monthly with the State Agency based on monthly tracking of the number of meals and snacks served to children participating in our program.