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Wee Care Child Development Center Inc - Chesterton

421 Sand Creek Drive
Chesterton, IN 46304

(219) 929-4694


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Wee Care is located on the north east side of Chesterton

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our hope is that as the children grow up, their experiences will help them develop a holistic approach to life and have a positive self-esteem, socialization skills, spirituality, and academic skills.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Children will be exposed to learning centers; such as art, math, science, and listening centers (language development). They will play, sing, role-play, develop verbal language, and participate in many art projects. As their experiences and skills increase, they will become more confident and take pride in what they do. All of this surely has immeasurable impact on the person they are becoming.

From the Director:

Each child learns and progress in many different ways/stages. We work to find the best possible way to teach your child.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers work as a team. Teachers work with children both in small groups and individually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Wee Care Child Development Center has an emphasis on the child's total development through a holistic approch; encompassing both intellectual as well as spiritual.

Wee Care will provide a holistic 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 centers.

A Typical Day

After children arrive at school, they will have free choice play, learning centers, breakfast, carpet time, morning snack, learning centers, playground time, music and story. They will have lunch, nap and/or quiet group time, afternoon snack and afternoon enrichment time.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At Wee Care, we encourage our parents to talk with their child's teachers on a daily basis. Open communication is the key to having a warm and loving atmoshpere.

Developmental checklists are sent out 3 times a year to notify parents of their childs progress.

Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled as needed or a parent may request such a conference at any time. In addition, teachers are always available for on-going communication and parents are always welcome at any and all times to observe our program.

We love having parents volunteer for parties or to share any special talents with the children.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Staff with work with parents through the separation period. We are here to help you and your child to have a positive transition into the learning environment.