Growing Kids Learning Center - Chesterton IN Licensed Center

1828 S 11th Street, Chesterton IN 46304
(219) 929-5559

About the Provider


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.

Additional Information: PTQ 4; PTQ 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 246
  • License Number: 1100463
  • Age Range: Infant-Toddler; Two-Twelve
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips
  • 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.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Rest periods 2017-11-06
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-53
Cots in Toddler room not spaced 3 feet apart.
Inappropriate discipline 2017-11-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-55
Caregiver pulled a childs hair to redirect her. Caregiver stomps feet to scare children so they listen.
Infant/Toddler Sleeping 2017-11-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-141
5 month old swaddled in the infant room. Infants can't be swaddled past 3 months of age.
The director and all staff shall refrain from questioning children and suspected perpetrators beyond gathering information to report the suspected abuse or neglect to child protective services 2017-11-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13(e)
Director questioned caregiver who was accused of abusing a child in her classroom after it was reported to DCS and FSSA.
Inappropriate discipline 2018-03-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-55
Program out of compliance with discipline regulations - 470 IAC 3-4.7-55
Playground and Outdoor Safety 2017-08-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66
Concerete patch with metal bars in grass a hazard to the children.
Diapering 2017-08-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-94
Caregiver in the TOD 2 room did not wash child's hands after diapering. C
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2017-08-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
Glade, and baby oil in reach of children in PS6.
Bathrooms 2017-08-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
Toliet caps missing in preschool 5 restroom.
Infant Feeding 2017-08-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-134
One infant feeding plan out of date .

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