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Information for Growing Kids Learning Center, a Licensed Center in Chesterton IN:

Name: Growing Kids Learning Center
Address: 1828 S 11th Street, Chesterton IN 46304
Contact Phone: (219) 929-5559
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Growing Kids Learning Center

As a licensed child care center, Growing Kids Learning Center meets or exceeds the most rigorous Indiana state licensing standards. Growing Kids provides early childhood education and childcare for ages six weeks old through school age. Our mission is to provide a safe, secure learning environment that helps each child reach their full potential at every stage of development. We provide structured educational programs using the Creative Curriculum,that promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth to help your child fully develop. We custom design and build our state of the art centers from the perspective of early childhood education and safety. Growing Kids offers an exclusive, which is a dramatic play area called Main Street for hands-on learning through play. For convenience we offer extended hours until 11:30 pm, flexible schedules, including school age days off, winter and spring breaks, and a Summer Camp. We even offer one FREE Saturday of care each month. Visit for more information.

License Number: 1100463
Capacity: 246
Age Range: Infant - Toddler: 28; Two - Twelve: 218
Achievement and/or Accreditations: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
Transportation: Field Trips
Additional Information: PTQ 4;
District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
Inspection/Report History:

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Inspection Type/Date Type of correction needed Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
470 IAC 3-4.7-99(c)
Vents in restrooms in need of cleaning. Dust building up.
The administrator or director is responsible for maintaining all interior and exterior surfaces, including walls, floors, ceilings, equipment, toys, furnishings, and cribs, in a safe condition, free of sharp points or jagged edges, splinters, protruding nails or wires, loose parts, rusty parts, or materials containing poisonous substances 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-100(e)
Hand sanitizer in reach of children in the P6 room. Potting soil in reach of children in the afterschool rooms.
The center must store cleaning equipment, cleaning agents, aerosol cans, and any other item that states keep out of the reach of children in a place that is inaccessible to children 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-42(1)
Emergency contact missing for staff.
Each center shall keep an emergency information file, separate from individual record files, and take it on field trips. It shall contain the following: Emergency numbers for police, fire, hospital, and ambulance 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-36(1)
Child files not up to date. Denisit and doctor name, address and phone number missing. Address missing for emergency contact and authorized person to pick up. Authorization for emergency transportation missing.
A written application for admission of each child, signed by the childs parent, shall be on file at the child care center prior to admission and shall include the following: The childs full name, address, and sex 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-113(n)
art being stored in restroom moved at visit.
All items in the restroom must be sanitizable 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-135(g)
Bottles not labeled with date, name and time.
If a days supply of bottles is prepared at one (1) time, each bottle shall be covered and labeled with the childs name, date, and time poured 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-116(a)
No copy of food establishment book in kitchen
The center shall operate the kitchen, all food preparation areas, and all food service areas in compliance with 410 IAC 7-20, a copy of which shall be in the kitchen at all times for reference 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-41(a)(7)
Staff files not up to date. State Criminal History Check not complete for all employees
Records, kept at the child care center, shall document the following for all current staff, substitutes, and volunteers: Verification that staff is free of tuberculosis within thirty (30) days of employment and annually thereafter 2016-08-17
470 IAC 3-4.7-141
One infant sleeping in crib with pacifier clip.
Infant/Toddler Sleeping 2016-04-22
470 IAC 3-4.7-140(f)
Children in Toddler 2 room not strapped in while sitting in the feeding table chairs.
Caregivers shall always use safety belts for securing the children when the children are in high chairs and feeding tables 2016-04-22

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