TradeWinds Child Care

TradeWinds Child Care is designed to provide a meaningful learning and social experience for children of all abilities between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years in a safe and caring environment both during the day and after school.

Children can participate in developmentally appropriate activities (including toilet training) through a curriculum guided by Paths to QUALITY, the State of Indiana’s quality rating system for children’s programs. TradeWinds provides the environment and the trained and degreed staff who support children’s learning by preparing each youngster to enter kindergarten.

Brain and body growth development are the most rapid during a child’s first two years of life. Early identification of a youngster’s health and developmental concerns and creation of a unique plan to address those concerns can be the key to a youngster’s ultimate progress.

Our childcare services include a comprehensive program that allows children who need occupational, physical, speech or developmental therapy to receive these services during the day while in childcare and with children their own age. For each child a qualified teacher prepares an individualized written plan, with specific goals for reaching developmental maturity. Each plan is continually monitored and progress is carefully tracked and measured.

Children also participate in activities involving community outings, guest presenters, literacy programs, academic activities and socialization. Together the children learn self-awareness, acceptance, tolerance and compassion.

TradeWinds’ Child Care Services are available at our main facility Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, except during holidays.

Parents or guardians of prospective student(s) may use Lake County Child Care Development funds or may pay privately for the program.

If you feel that your child(ren) would benefit from TradeWinds’ Child Care program, please call us (219-945-0100 ext.331) and we will guide you through the steps to get started.