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Dream Center
Kim Wilson
Ivy Tech Community College

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Wiggles and Giggles Christian Child Care Learning Center

Mission Statement- Our mission here at Wiggles and Giggles Christian Child Care Learning
Center is to deliver a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool
and school aged children. Wiggles and Giggles is commitment to providing affordable childcare
for our community of working families. In doing so, we support families in their efforts to reach
their dreams; by ensuring their child has the best care! Our focus is to provide a stimulating
learning experience which promotes each individual child with social, emotional, physical and
cognitive development. We seek to foster a strong love of learning and to help each child, family
and staff member celebrate every person as a child of God.

Program Philosophy- Wiggles and Giggles Christian Child Care Learning Center helps children
to develop by building strong and solid relationships with children and families. We believe
children learn through hands-on experiences and are given the ability to learn through play. We
believe children are entitled to secure, supportive, and nurturing relationships. Providing our
high-quality care with licensed staff; we can ensure children will feel valued, respected, and gain
the self-esteem they need to explore and learn about the world. Our activities are child-initiated
and teacher-led in large and small groups. We align programs to accommodate to each child’s
appropriate age and development. Through our daily assessment, staff interactions, experience
planning, we support children’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language
development.

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Our Values:

Children deserve to be treated and resected as individuals in our Christian environment
that welcomes reason, exploration, question and imagination.

We value each child’s need for safety, security, nurturance and acceptance in the promise
of God’s love.

We take pride in setting our standard of excellence in early childhood care and education.

We take pride in offering childcare to all families regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, or handicap

Our staff strives to develop a stimulating classroom environment that children can feel
free to explore and learn at his/her pace.

Committed to promoting Christian values; by leading by example.

We support the development of each child’s unique strengths and positive self-image.

Program Plan-Wiggles and Giggles Christian Childcare Learning Center is operating on full
day schedules to accommodate to working families. We provide healthy meals, and snacks for
children; along with a curriculum that meets and exceeds the Indiana Foundations.

Hours of Operation are;
o Monday-Friday. From 5:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Age Range
o 6 weeks to 12 years old

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Indiana Guidelines for Child and Staff Ratio’s
Age

Teacher

Children

Group

Infants

1

4

8

Toddlers

1

5

10

2 years

1

5

15

3 years

1

10

20

4 years

1

12

24

5 years

1

15

24

6-12

1

15

30

Our center currently has Forty- three children enrolled.
Our room is set with each child having approximately 40 square footage per child.
Our rooms are designed below:
1 classroom- Baby Bliss- Ages 6 weeks to 1; currently we have three babies enrolled. Our staff
is one teacher; presently. Our room size is 600 square feet. The babies have more than enough
room to be creative and discover an exciting; new world!
1 classroom- Tumbling Toddlers- Ages 1-2; currently we have eight children enrolled and
have two highly trained staff available. Our room size is 550 square feet.
1 classroom- Rising Stars- Ages 2-4; we currently have twelve children enrolled. Our room size
is 900 square feet. We have two teachers.

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1 classroom- Preschool Paradise- 4-5; we have twenty children enrolled in our 4-5 room. Ur
room is 1,000 square feet. We have three teachers whom work in this room
1 Classroom- School- age 5- 12. We currently have no enrollment at this time.