Friday, January 11, 2019

Below & Beyond 5's: Northwest Children's Learning Center

Below & Beyond 5's: Northwest Children's Learning Center:        Northwest Children's Learning Center 21855 Brick Rd. South Bend In. 46628 574-272-4971   nclc1978@gmail.com W...

Northwest Children's Learning Center

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       Northwest Children's Learning Center
21855 Brick Rd.
South Bend In. 46628
574-272-4971
  nclc1978@gmail.com

We are currently enrolling children between the ages of  
1 and 6.  
The center is open Monday thru Friday 7:00 am- 5:30 pm. 
We offer flexible full time and part time schedules. 






To learn more about enrollment call 574-272-4971




About our Center

      Northwest Children's Learning Center has been providing quality care to children in the South Bend Indiana area for 40 years. 

We are a Level 3 in Paths to Quality- Indiana's Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System through the Family and Social Services Administration!

We are a licensed program that participates in CCDF programs and CACFP the food program.

We are located outside of the busy city which allows for the children to experience visually experience nature as the deer, wild turkeys and tree frogs can be observed from the building.

Northwest Children's Learning Center was the first Child Care Facility in South Bend to have been blessed with earning the maximum 5 Stars award.

About our Curriculum

We follow the guidelines of High/Scope which promotes developmentally appropriate practices, and learning through play.   For more information click the link below: 



About the Staff

Miss Carrie has been with our center for more than 14 years. She has worked primarily in the toddler room, but has also taught in the preschool room as well as the room for school aged children. 

Carrie has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and has completed the High/Scope Curriculum Course. She is trained in CPR and has First Aid Certification. She also completes 20 hours of additional training yearly to keep up with changes and new concepts in the profession. 

Characteristics that Carrie brings to our program are that she loves going outdoors and nature and  enjoys messy art projects such as painting.  Outside of work Carrie has two young sons and she truly loves to knit. 



Miss Heather has been with our center for more than 14 years. She has worked with all of the age groups from ones through school age. She has worked in the kitchen as the cook as well. 

Heather has her CDA  and has completed the High/Scope Curriculum Course. She is trained in CPR and has First Aid Certification. She also completes 20 hours of additional training yearly to keep up with changes and new concepts in the profession. 

Characteristics that Heather brings to our program are that she loves to add movement/dancing to her songs and she brings story telling to life. Heather has also been the lead teacher of our chapel services weekly.  Outside of work Heather has one son that she home schools and is very active in her church. 



Miss Nekedia (also known as Miss Kay) has been with our center for one and a half years. She has worked as the lead teacher in the preschool room and filled in when needed in the toddler room. 

Nekedia has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has completed the High/Scope Curriculum course and is trained in CPR and First Aid Certified. She also completes 20 hours of additional training yearly to keep up with changes and new concepts in the profession. 

Characteristics that Nekedia brings to our program are that she is animated in song and in story telling. She possess the skills to create a learning environment that is rich in learning through variety and developmentally appropriate.

Outside of the learning center Nekedia focuses on her church and choir. She is a wonderful singer of gospel music.



Miss Roberta has been with our center for over six years. She has taught primarily in the room for the young toddlers (1-2 year olds), but can be successful in the preschool room.

Roberta has a Bachelors Degree and has completed the  High/Scope Curriculum course. She is CPR and First Aid certified. She also completes 20 hours of additional training yearly to keep up with changes and new concepts in the profession. 

Characteristics that Roberta brings to our program is that she is nurturing, soft spoken and patient. She creates an environment that is verbally rich, structured and comfortable. 

Outside of work Roberta has a daughter and a son. She is very involved in her church. 



Miss Vicki has been with our center for just over nine years. She has worked in the toddler room, preschool room and kitchen. Currently she is the director of the learning center.

Miss Vicki has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has completed the High/Scope Curriculum course. She is CPR and First Aid Certified. She also completes 20 hours of additional training yearly to keep up with changes and new concepts in the profession. 

Characteristics that she brings to our center is her flexibility, leadership skills and her ability to regain focus and structure. 

Outside of work Vicki recently became a grandmother for the first time. She enjoys crocheting, photography and creating learning materials for children.




Other Information about Our Center

All our staff members are: 
                       TB Tested yearly
                       Fingerprinted and background checks are performed
                       Assessed yearly through a PQA to ensure that they are using developmentally appropriate methods of teaching and that the learning environment is using best practices.  



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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities
                   






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