Eastern Star Church
At Day Early Learning at Eastern Star Church, your child will learn and grow in a safe environment. The center has five spacious classrooms, a large indoor gross motor area and two outdoor playgrounds. Classrooms are designed to provide a fun learning environment and are outfitted with developmentally-appropriate learning materials to allow your child to explore and learn.
The center’s Early Head Start program provides comprehensive child development and family support services for families with infants to 3-year-olds, including health screenings, home visits and free diapers, wipes and formula.
Katy joined Day Early Learning in 2016 and has a degree in early childhood education with a minor in mild intervention. She joined the team as a lead teacher in a pre-K classroom before moving up to a team lead. Her favorite part about her role is getting to engage with all of the children and their families.
Kaylee has been with Day Early Learning for five years and previously served as the Early Head Start Health Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in public health. Her favorite part of her job is ensuring that children in our community have access to high-quality early learning opportunities and that their families have the resources they need to thrive at home.
Mary joined Day Early Learning in 2019 and has a bachelor’s degree in social work. Her favorite part about her role is being a resource in helping families meet their goals for well-being and success. Mary also enjoys giving parents the opportunity to further their own education and establish careers while knowing their children are being cared for in a high-quality early learning environment.
Amy joined Day Early Learning in 2007 and has also served as Office Manager and Assistant Director. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Amy enjoys seeing the enthusiasm of teachers when they discover a new component or skill and building trusting, collaborative relationships with children and their families.
Emily has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education and joined the Early Head Start team in 2021. She has a passion for social work and enjoys helping children and their families meet their goals.
Michelle began her time at Day Early Learning in 2010 as a Preschool Teacher before moving in to her current role. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and enjoys creating strong relationships with the Early Head Start families she serves.
Laura is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse who has been with Day Early Learning for more than 10 years. Prior to her time at Day Early Learning, she worked in a neonatal intensive care unit, a developmental pediatric office and a pediatric primary care office. Laura has four boys and enjoys traveling to the beach, swimming and gardening during her free time.
As a nonprofit, our goal is to provide high-quality, accredited early childhood care and education at a price families can afford. The prices listed below reflect our full fee. Many families qualify for discounts or financial aid. Please check to see if you qualify.
3-6 Years Old
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When you entrust your child to Day Early Learning, you can expect a high level of quality, safety and integrity. Day Early Learning supports the highest standards of early care and education by adhering to national accreditation standards and the state of Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY™ (PTQ) Level 4 standards.
All Day Early Learning classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum, a research-based early child care and education curriculum. The learning objectives of the curriculum are aligned with Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations and include child-focused activities that address language and literacy, math, cognitive, science, social-emotional and physical development.
Your child’s classroom will have an individualized lesson plan posted every week. Each activity on the lesson plan is purposeful and intentionally planned based on the teachers’ observations of each child in the classroom.
Regularly assessing each child’s growth and development allows teachers to tailor lessons and activities to the needs of each individual child. All Day Early Learning centers use several methods to assess each child’s growth and development including TS GOLD® observations and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA).
Teachers must have either a bachelor’s or an associate degree in early childhood education. Classroom support professionals must have a high school diploma and CDA or 12 college credits in early care and education within two years of hire. All teachers are trained in Universal Precautions, first aid and CPR.
Children at Day Early Learning receive a healthy breakfast, lunch and two snacks a day at our centers. Meals are designed to be balanced and include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting the amount of sugars and processed foods. Weekly menus are posted in your center.
Our menus are reviewed by a certified nutritionist, approved by the Indiana Department of Education and meet the Gold Standard from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Child Nutrition Programs. Additionally, our culinary team members are Serv-Safe certified to ensure food safety.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. You are always welcome at Day Early Learning. Feel free to visit the center and participate in special programs and activities. Your participation is important to your child’s success.
Your child’s health and safety are our top priority, and we work to prevent illnesses through our health and safety policies. When illnesses do occur, school leaders will inform parents of the illness, symptoms and incubation period, per Indiana State Licensing regulations. We take extra care to sanitize classroom surfaces, toys and common use items whenever an illness is confirmed in a classroom.
Early Head Start Program
Health Services & Development
We strive to increase availability, quality and effectiveness of physical, dental, nutritional and mental health services available to our families. By addressing children’s health needs, Early Head Start ensures that children can focus on learning. Each child receives health and developmental screenings and, if necessary, are referred to community health partners or intervention services for follow-up services.
Family Support & Engagement
Our goal is to engage and educate families, enabling them to be advocates for their children. We work to ensure families have the resources needed to sustain economic stability. Through frequent communication and home visits, we work with families to create family goals and help connect them with resources and agencies to improve their well-being.
Our goal is to become a resource for infant and toddler expertise both for practitioners looking to learn more about how to develop high-quality programming and for decision-makers seeking to learn more about how to best invest in children and families birth to age three.
EHS children must maintain an 85% attendance rate each month. If children will be late or not present, the family must communicate with their assigned Family Engagement Specialist.
Two home visits occur each year and are a program requirement.
Early Head Start school years start on August 1. Children will receive a hearing, vision and growth assessment each year. During their time in the program, their health records will be monitored, including well-child checks and immunizations.
The Early Head Start program partners with parents, guardians, families and the community with a common goal to assist with making progress towards goals created by the parents/guardians. Together, we support children’s learning and healthy development while contributing to your family’s well-being.