Joyful Hearts D.b.a. - Hammond IN Licensed Center

6745 Calumet Ave, Hammond IN 46320
(219) 932-6008

About the Provider


Joyful Heart's Daycare Center, will emphasis on the child's total development through a caring approach, emcompassing both intellectual as well as social well being of the child. We will provide a climate where children can be loved and nurtured, which will motivate children to be curious, active and encouraged toward self-discipline, self- actualization through structured play and learning areas. Children will be exposed to learning centers such as art, math, science, reading, and dramatic play. They will play, sing, role play, develop verbal language, and participate in many science and arts projects. As their experiences and skills increase, they will become more cofident and take pride and what they do. All of this surely has an immeasurable impact on the person they are becoming. Our hope is that as these children grow up, their experiences will help them develop a positive self- esteem, socialization skills, and acdemic skills.

Additional Information:

Free transportaion to the first 15 Children enrolled for before and after school. Fundraisers will be done for field trips so please help the children so you want pay nothing out of pocket for field trips.

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Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 53
  • Age Range: Toddler; Two-Twelve
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations NAEYC
  • Rate Range $177-$104
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • Schools Served: Hammond, Munster
  • 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
Childrens admission records
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36
two children missing evidence of child development in file. 2 childen missing complete parents place of emplyment,, working hours, address and telephone number .Two children missing complete doctor and dentisit name, phone number and address. Two children missing complete name, address and telephone number of responsible person who may be called to come for the child in case of illness or emergencyOne child missing complete name, address and telephone number of person authorized to remove the child from the premises.One child missing evidence of emergency medical authoriztion for transportation and obatin medical treatment .
Basic schedule of activities
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-58
Schedule not posted in toddler classroom
Infant/Toddler Charts and Records
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-122
Daily charts only had record or breakfast and first diaper change for the week
Within thirty (30) days of a childs enrollment, the childs health record shall contain the following: Current and complete record of immunization history showing month, day, and year of each immunization.
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-38(2)
One child missing up to date immunizations.
Playground and Outdoor Safety
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66
Picnic table broken on playground. Bean bag game board broken on playground. Truck broken on playground. Two rocking horses on playground and there is no safty surface.
Written program plans
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-60
Lesson plans in presschool room not dated. No evidence of lesson plans in toddler room
Kitchen and food preparation areas
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-116
Rice snacks not sealed or labeled .Tortilla chips not dated or sealed. Bread not labeled with date open.
An applicant shall, at no expense to the state, submit:(1) the necessary information, forms, or consents; and(2) the applicant fingerprints;for a national criminal history background check by the FederalBureau of Investigation.
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-4-3(d)
One caregiver began employment without consent be submitted.
Within thirty (30) days of a childs enrollment, the childs health record shall contain the following: Physical examination verification form with physicians or nurse practitioners signature dated no earlier than twelve (12) months prior to enrollment date
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-38(1)
3 children missing dated physical. One child missing physical
Garbage and refuse
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-109
No lid on garbage can in kitchen. No lid on garbage can in the restroom.

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