Enrollment Open for Summer 2023 and 2023-2024 School Year

Registration is now open for child care for Summer 2023, as well as regular child care and preschool for the 2023-20423 School Year.

Spaces are limited so register your child now to claim a place.

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.

 Child Care, Preschool, Summer Day Camps & More

LaFontaine Learning Community is a child-care ministry, serving infants through age 12.


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. As a Paths to Quality Level 1 program, we have been recognized by the state for our growing level of quality standards.

Intentional Education

We believe caregivers should be intentional in helping a child develop physically, mentally, and emotionally at every age. All of our classrooms utilize the research-based Pinnacle curriculum, which helps children learn while they are growing, playing, and having fun.


Faith Focused

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

Why Choose LLC?

You have options for your child care, so why should you choose LLC? This program was developed by a team of early childhood educators, parents, and business experts, who are all extremely passionate about providing high quality child care. We see so many possible benefits for our community through a program like this.

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

We’d love for your family to be a part of the LaFontaine Learning Community!

Hours of Operation

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Bus Drop Stop

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


Preschool education is included each day for ages 3 to 5. For families looking for preschool-only services, your child can attend from 8:00-11:00 am, and you can choose which days your child attends.

Join Our Team

We are currently hiring for a few positions. If you love children and are looking for a positive workplace to call home, check out our openings and apply today!


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

 We desire to provide the care schedule that makes sense for your family. 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.

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.

Is financial assistance available?

LaFontaine Learning Community is an eligible child care provider for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care. Families must apply and be accepted for CCDF. Tuition will be discounted at the amount covered by CCDF and the remaining balance will be the responsibility of the family to pay. LLC is a Paths to Quality Level 1 program which increases the amount of reimbursement our CCDF families receive from the state.

Learn more about CCDF here.

Additional scholarship opportunities are occasionally available as well. Please check with LLC administrators for current scholarship options.


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. 

Can I view the school?

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

SUPPORT & Donations

As a non-profit ministry, LaFontaine Learning Community welcomes donations from our supporters. Whether through monetary giving, providing physical needs, or volunteering time, every gift allows us to keep providing quality care to our community’s children and families.

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(765) 371-2044
207 N Wabash Avenue
LaFontaine, IN 46940