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About Our Preschool and Daycare

Established in 1990, we are a registered ministry of Woodmar United Methodist Church. Community Preschool and Childcare is nationally accredited through the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Our high-quality, Level 4 Paths to Quality program serves the children and families of Hammond, Highland, Munster, Schererville, East Chicago, and throughout NWI. We are certified with the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and are an On My Way Pre-K Provider.


Our church daycare program is committed to allowing each child to explore, experience and discover, in a safe, engaging and loving environment appropriate for their developing needs.

We look forward to building relationships with the families we serve. We will provide opportunities for families to interact with other families, community resources, professional resources and spiritual resources. We hope to partner with families as part of an ongoing reciprocal relationship to support the healthy development of each child.

Community Preschool and Childcare adheres to a developmental approach in curriculum planning. The developmental approach is used to set up a stimulating environment that promotes learning on an individual basis, as well as establishing a group atmosphere that will facilitate the use of your child’s present and potential abilities. Opportunities are provided to expand knowledge through exploration, investigation, assimilation, and reflection.

Our goal is always to...

  • Accept each child as unique.

  • Provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment, which promotes curiosity and enthusiastic hands-on learning.

  • Encourage the development of self-esteem and confidence to try new activities.

  • Nurture trust with adults and children away from family.

  • Interact with parents to help each child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

  • Provide a balance of outside large motor play and indoor quiet play.

  • Summarize each child's development through informal assessments.

  • Interact with parents and community helpers in planned activities.

  • Form a reciprocal relationship with families.

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