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Children, Inc. Programs

Toddlers:

Children, Inc. provides quality affordable child care for toddlers (1-2 year olds) at our Preschool Center. This program's objective is to provide children with a safe, caring environment where they can learn and grow and feel happy and secure.

Our program offers our Toddlers Creative Curriculum, which provides a variety of developmental activities to promote exceptional overall early childhood development. Major emphasis includes: 

  • Language (Spanish)
  • Large & Small Motor Development
  • Physical Development
  • Social Development
  • Art & Music
  • Movement
  • And More…

The children are provided with breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. They have a rest time at midday to revitalize the children for afternoon sessions that are filled with engaging activities.

Children, Inc. provides an 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 that are geared to the interest of the child.

Our child care programs are NECPA Accredited.

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Preschool:

Children, Inc.’s Preschool program offers child care to children ages three through five years of age at our modern 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 emphasis on providing developmentally 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.

Our staff provides monthly curriculum calendars to inform parents about learning center-based activities; providing a strong sound foundation to build upon their elementary school experience. Our Preschool Program is also NECPA Accredited.

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Pre-Kindergarten:

Pre-kindergarten programming is available to children one year previous to entering kindergarten. Children, Inc. uses proven Pre-K curriculum for planning and meeting the needs of each child.

The day includes but isn’t limited to activities for language and literacy, math, science and discovery, social studies, and creative thinking skills. Children, Inc. teaches children the social/emotional skills to be productive lifelong learners and citizens. Both teacher and child directed activities in large groups, small groups, and one on one are implemented to teach children the necessary skills to enter kindergarten ready.

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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 situated at the following locations:

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

Children, Inc. provides after school and No School Day care at the Columbus Child Care Center. Bus transportation provided through BCSC for after school care.

Children, Inc. provides programming for school age children in a safe, fun, and "hands-on" environment. Our programs foster independence as well as time management skills. We offer 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.

Children, Inc. gears our activities towards the educational, social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Activities include but are not limited to:

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:

Children, Inc. enters into the contracted Child Nutrition Program with the Indiana Department of Education every year. This contract benefits licensed or approved nonresidential child care services and enrolled children - primarily of preschool age, including but not limited to child care centers, and provides the resources necessary for them to get the healthy sustenance they need.    

For more information concerning our programs, or to speak to one of our certified child care specialists,
please call Children, Inc. at 812-379-2319.