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.

Joyful Hearts D.B.A. Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 53
  • Age Range: Toddler: 10; Two - Twelve: 43
  • 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.)

Location Map

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
The center shall control toilet and bathroom odors by ventilation and sanitation. If a screened window is not present, there shall be mechanical exhaust vents. Existing centers shall have ventilation added if sanitation measures fail to control odors 2017-05-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(p)
No ventilation in toddler room.
The center shall post the following items: Dish washing procedures, where this occurs 2017-05-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-19(b)(7)
procedure not posted
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 2017-05-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99(c)
door between two room in roddler room needs to be removed prior to opening.
Mild soap shall be available, dispensed in a sanitary manner, and within reach of the children at each sink 2017-05-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(i)
No soap or paper towel avaiable at sink in toddler room
Playground design 2017-05-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-68
no playground designated for toddlers
Plumbing and Sewage Disposal 2017-04-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-3(b)
Procedures not posted.
Buildings, Grounds, Equipment, Furnishings, Materials and Supplies 2017-04-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4
To dark in back toddler room.
Storage 2017-04-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(f)
No handwashing sink in kitchen
Dishwashing 2017-04-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)
Ceilings not smooth and sanitizable.
Refrigerators and Freezers 2017-04-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(c)
Washer and dryer located in kitchen.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.


Be the first to review this childcare provider. Write a review about Joyful Hearts D.B.A.. Let other families know what’s great, or what could be improved. Please read our brief review guidelines to make your review as helpful as possible.

Review Policy: does not actively screen or monitor user reviews, nor do we verify or edit content. Reviews reflect only the opinion of the writer. We ask that users follow our review guidelines. If you see a review that does not reflect these guidelines, you can email us. We will assess the review and decide the appropriate next step. Please note – we will not remove a review simply because it is negative. Providers are welcome to respond to parental reviews, however we ask that they identify themselves as the provider.