Child Care & Preschool Guide

February 23, 2017

There are few decisions in life that are as important as entrusting your children to someone else's care. I'm happy to bring you this year's Greater Lafayette & surrounding areas Preschool & Child Care Guide to help you in your decision-making process.Click on their link for the full description, photos, and contact information.  If you would like your preschool or child care added to this list, e-mail


Grace Preschool  Grace Readiness Preschool's vision is to serve the families in our community by offering exceptional quality early childhood education in a Christian environment.

Kids Alive Preschool seeks to provide an exceptional educational training coupled with vital spiritual nurturing for every child who attends.  Our staff offers a wealth of experience and a deep love for children. Covenant Kids Alive is a non-profit organization as a part of the total church program. Students of any race, color, creed, nationality, religious, or ethnic group are welcome to enroll. 

Lafayette Christian School Preschool  At "Shining Stars" preschool, we use a whole child approach to education, which emphasizes physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual developmental stages.  All stages of development are considered equally important.  Children learn best as they actively participate in different activities.

My Gym Preschool  Preschool Prep Program on Thursdays, 9-11.  This program focuses on imparting to children the skills needed to excel in preschool and beyond. This 2-hour program for 2-3 year olds focuses on making learning fun and exciting in the familiar and nurturing atmosphere of My Gym.

Montessori School of Greater Lafayette(MSGL) is a not-for-profit, parent-owned Montessori school serving Tippecanoe County, Indiana since 1972. We offer programs for more than 150 children between the ages of 1 and 9 years on our beautiful campus overlooking the Wabash River Valley in West Lafayette. We are accredited by the American Montessori Society.  We provide a child-centered environment facilitating independence and learning for the joy of learning, guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. With a foundation of respect for self and others and a strong emphasis on cultural appreciation, our staff and parents create a supportive network for families to help children become well-rounded individuals. Call to schedule a tour and to learn more about MSGL 765-464-1133.

Sonshine Preschool is a Christian and academic preschool for children ages 2 through age 5. Days of operation are Monday through Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending with a staggered dismissal time from 11:45-12:00 depending upon which class your child is enrolled in. Afternoon Enrichment begins at 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

STEAM Academy now has open enrollment for our half-day 4-year-old program and half-day 3-year-old program for the Fall 2019 school year.

Village Nursery School  The Village Nursery School is a preschool for ages 2-5.  They also offer a Parent-Infant-Toddler class & Stay And Play for 12 month to five year old.  It was established in 1972 with the philosophy and educational understanding that young children learn best in an atmosphere of purposeful and productive play experiences.

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Grace Day Care Grace Day Care's vision is to serve the families in our community by offering exceptional quality early childhood education in a Christian environment.

YMCA Summer School-Age Childcare   This is an all-day, M-F childcare program housed at the YMCA. This program offers a combination of free-choice and structured activities for children ages 5-12. Curricular activities include arts and crafts, academics, sports & recreation and personal development. We provide the opportunity for children to discover who they are and who they have the potential to become.

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