The Learning Community provides early education for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Full and part-time care is available for children in our community. Faculty, staff and students of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) can enroll their children for hourly care while they teach or attend classes.

In association with IPFW, we also serve as an academic laboratory for faculty and students in the fields of early childhood education, psychology and other related fields. We are fortunate to have the expertise of two early childhood faculty members who challenge our thinking and provide mentoring and training for our staff. Our association with IPFW also provides us with many enthusiastic students who are passionate about working with young children.

Our lead teachers are appropriately degreed and experienced. They provide hands on training and serve as models for students. Many of the assistant teachers in the classrooms are IPFW students in the field of early childhood or elementary education or related fields. They bring exuberance and joy to our classrooms and assist the lead teachers in meeting the goals of the program.