Childcare, Preschool, Before and After School & More

LaFontaine Learning Community is a brand new childcare ministry, serving infants through age 12.

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Quality Care

We strongly believe every child should feel undeniably loved every day of their life. We also believe parents deserve peace of mind that their child is receiving the best care possible.

Intentional Education

We believe caregivers should be intentional in helping a child develop physically, mentally, and emotionally at every age. Our classrooms will be structured to help children grow in all these areas.

Faith Focused

As a Christian childcare, we believe nurturing spiritual development is essential. We will teach character building and spiritual formation through a Biblical perspective.

Why Choose LLC?

You have options for your childcare, so why should you choose LLC? This program is being developed by a team of early childhood educators, parents, and business experts, who are all extremely passionate about providing high quality childcare. We see so many possible benefits for our community through a program like this, and we feel called to do this well.

Parent/Guardian communication is one of our highest values. We want you to be an active, connected part of your child’s care.

We also realize every family’s childcare needs look different. We value accommodating unique family needs, to the best of our ability.

Lastly, we believe it’s exciting to be a part of something new from the very beginning. Please join us on this new adventure!

Hours of Operation

5:45am – 5:45pm

Bus Drop Stop

School bus pick-up and drop-off location for Southwood Elementary students

Preschool

Preschool education is included each day for 3 to 5-year-olds. If you’re looking for preschool services only, your child can attend for the half day charge. Preschool will be offered from 8:00-11:00am, and you can choose how many/which days your child attends.

DAILY RATES

 

One of the first questions when choosing childcare is “How much will this cost?”. We are passionate about creating a cost-efficient care plan for your family. Once you register, our staff will work directly with you to determine the exact costs for your family. Cost comes down to the ages of your children + how many days per week they need care + amount of time each day care is needed.

You’re thinking, “That sounds great, but seriously, what’s this going to cost?” To give you an idea, below are the daily rates per age group. (For example, if your four-year-old needs care 3 full days per week, your cost each week will be $78/week.) This should help you begin estimating the cost for your family, but please contact us to discuss your family’s specific needs. 

 

CHILDCARE

Full Day

5+ Hours

Half Day

1-4 Hours

Infants

$32

$20

One’s & Two’s

$30

$18

Three’s

$28

$17

Four’s & Five’s

$26

$15

Before/After School Care

Kindergarten – Grade 6

$10

Join the LLC Family

A few spots remain available for the 2019-2020 school year. Register your child now to claim a place.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Can the days of the week vary for when my child attends?

At the time of enrollment you will establish which days of the week your child will attend. We will need to keep these days consistent through the entire school year. This will help ensure adequate staffing is available to care well for your child.

What if I need an additional day of care?

Say your kiddo typically comes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday… but you desperately need someone to watch them on a Friday. Have no fear! For an additional charge, and with enough advance notice, we will try to accommodate. 

Is lunch provided?

Initially, we will ask that lunch be brought from home for all children. Once the program has been firmly established we have every intention to build in a food program, which would offer the option of purchasing lunch from the school. Snacks will be provided at no additional cost.

Can I view the school?

Yes! We would love to schedule a private tour for you. We’re available most week days between 8:00am – 5:00pm. Contact Us to arrange a viewing.

Want to Learn More?

Are you possibly interested in sending your children to LLC, but not quite ready to make it official? Let us know of your interest and we’ll keep you updated as more details become available.

Ages of Children by August 1, 2019

During the School Year, which types of care are you interested in utilizing for your Elementary children?

During the Summer, which types of care are you interested in utilizing for your Elementary children?

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LaFontaine Learning Community admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  

Join Our Team!

The LLC Staff is mostly full. Applications are still being accepted for the After School Aide. If you’d like to be notified as future positions become available, feel free to complete the application and we’ll contact you as positions become available.

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info@theelementary.org
260-571-8044 
207 N Wabash Avenue
LaFontaine, IN 46940