Day Early Learning at Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center is located on the campus of Purdue University. Enrollment is open to children who have at least one parent affiliated with Purdue University. Learn more by visiting Purdue University’s child care website.
At Day Early Learning at Patty Jischke, your child will learn and grow in a high-quality and engaging environment. The center has seven classrooms that are designed to provide a fun learning environment and outfitted with developmentally appropriate materials to allow your child to explore and learn. Three outdoor playgrounds offer activities for different ages, and a large grassy area is perfect for gross motor movement and water play in the summer.
Jessica has been with the center since 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in family and child studies. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is spending time in the classrooms – assisting teachers with making their ideas a reality and seeing those “lightbulb” moments where children are actively learning and understanding tough concepts.
Kristen joined Day Early Learning in 2022. She has a master’s in elementary education with a focus in early childhood. Kristen’s favorite part of her role is getting to greet families every day.
The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. Kailyn has been with Day Early Learning since 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in developmental and family science and an associate degree in early childhood education. Kailyn loves helping her peers throughout their teaching journey and spending time in the classrooms to see teachers interact with their children.
The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. Abbigail joined the center in 2018. She has an associate degree in early childhood education and previously served as a teacher at the center. As Team Lead, Abbigail enjoys helping other educators ignite their passion for learning.
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
NOTE: Tuition rates vary based on county. Please visit the page for your desired location to view current rates.
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.