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Indiana University Campus Children's Center

2613 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 855-0789


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Campus Children's Center provides the Indiana University community with quality year-round child care for children ages 6 weeks thru preschool. The goal of Campus Children's Center is to promote the children's healthy emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth and development by providing a child-centered, active learning environment characterized by highly qualified teachers, lower group size, and developmentally focused classrooms. Campus Children's Center is a model site for professional development and research for faculty, students, and practitioners. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school