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;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 248
  • License Number: 126387
  • 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
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.
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.
Inappropriate discipline
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)
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)
During the first two (2) weeks of employment, all staff shall receive documented training in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. The director shall update this training annually 2015-03-31
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13(b)
Not all staff had documentation of annual child abuse training.
Children of all ages shall not rest or sleep on the floor. Staff shall provide cots for all children that rest as follows: Staff shall space cots at a minimum of two (2) feet apart on all sides, except where they touch a wall or other room divider 2015-03-31
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-53(b)(3)
In one classroom, the cots were placed too close together and not all of the children were placed head to feet.
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 2015-03-31
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99(c)
-There was a broken soap dispenser in one of the bathrooms. -The drinking fountain overshoots in one of the classrooms.

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