Growing Kids Learning Center - Elkhart IN Licensed Center

825 West Bristol Street, Elkhart IN 46514
(574) 266-1800

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; PTQ 4; PTQ 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 126387
  • Capacity: 248
  • 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
  • Current License Issue Date: Oct 01, 2018
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 30, 2020
  • 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
Staff, substitutes, and volunteer records 2018-10-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-41
1 staff member had no documentation of current TB test results.
Staff shall not stack tables or chairs in the class room/area while children are awake 2017-08-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-111(c)
YPSC and Toddler 1 classrooms had chairs stacked while the children were awake.
Bathrooms 2017-08-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
-Several sinks throughout the facility were starting to come unsealed from the walls and need to be recaulked. -There were some toys/chairs being stored in the bathroom in the Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 classrooms and in the Mainstreet large motor room. -A tablet and other misc. items were found on the changing table in the YPSC classroom and in the Mainstreet bathroom.
Drinking fountains shall have a guarded angled stream with water pressure regulated so that the stream rises at least two (2) inches above the guard but does not splash on the floor 2017-08-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-115(c)
Several drinking fountains in the classrooms were overshooting, which results in water being sprayed onto the floor.
Indoor furnishings 2017-08-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-111
A red plastic mat in the PS4 classroom had cracks and tears in it and needs to be discarded.
Inappropriate discipline 2019-07-29
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-55
A teacher picked up a child by her arm/wrist area too roughly, which resulted in the child sustaining an injury.
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 2016-10-04
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36(1)
No NonCompliances Cited
The center must seal all hand washing sinks to the wall 2016-10-04
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(l)
No NonCompliances Cited
The specific guidelines of the most current, Handbook for Public Playground Safety, as published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207, shall be used to determine compliance with the following safety rules: Assembly, installation, and the anchoring process shall be completed in strict accordance with the manufacturers specifications 2019-09-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66(1)
The mulch level is below the level of the sidewalk, which creates a tripping hazard.
Infant/Toddler Sleeping 2019-09-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-141
3 staff members had no documentation of doing the full face to face Safe Sleep Training.

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