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Dr. Robert Kimbrough Early Learning Center

Childcare Program - NOW ENROLLING

The Kimbrough Early Learning Center (KELC) at Turnstone is a full-day inclusive child-care program that takes into consideration the unique physical, developmental, and social needs of children of all abilities. KELC opened in 2005 as one of northeast Indiana’s first early-education programs that welcome children with or without disabilities in an inclusive environment where kids of all abilities can learn and grow together—physically, emotionally, and socially.

KELC is for children of all abilities, ages 2 to 5. The inclusive childcare program operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 am-5:00 pm and offers both full-time and part-time care. Turnstone’s educational program uses HighScope curriculum and maintains a Level 3 Paths to QUALITY rating. 

Turnstone’s child care fees reflect market rates for licensed child care programs in our area. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included at no additional cost. Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) child care vouchers are also accepted. If your child has a diagnosed disability, and the weekly rate is outside your budget, you may apply for tuition assistance. 

During the day children enjoy socialization with their peers and learn skill development and school readiness through planned curriculum and experiential opportunities. Children in KELC spend time on Turnstone's accessible playground, and also have supervised access to Turnstone's warm water therapy pool. Children who qualify also have access to Turnstone's therapy services while attending the learning center. 

Check us out in the Grounds for Play catalog. Grounds for Play created our accessible features on our playground. 

For more information on Turnstone’s childcare programs please contact Adrianne Lyon, Director of Kimbrough Early Learning Center, at (260) 483-2100.