A Strong Foundation for Your Child’s Development

Children First Learning Center Foundation provides a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn and grow. Located in Crown Point, IN, we serve children from ages 6 weeks to 10 years, offering a variety of programs, including preschool and kindergarten, child care, and home care.

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Age Groups

We offer six classrooms, which are divided by age group.

Teacher to Child Ratio
Max # of Children
Infant Room

Toddler Room

2-year-old Room

3-year-old Room

4-year-old Room

School Age Room


Pre-K & Kindergarten

Turtle house logo from Children First Learning Center Foundation in Crown Point, IN

The Turtle House offers a combination of childcare and pre-kindergarten/kindergarten services for children ages 4 to 6. It is always our goal to provide excellent, quality care and education that allow children to grow, learn, and express themselves freely. Attuned to the needs of every child, we are dedicated to maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment.


Our CFLC staff is happy to assist all families with the enrollment process. All necessary information and forms are available in the office. CFLC has an open door policy, which means that no appointment is necessary for a tour.

Center tours are given Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Tours are not given between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM, because children are eating lunch and napping throughout the building.

Please call 219-663-3678 to inquire about the price of each program.

Services & Amenities


At Children First Learning Center Foundation, we strive to provide nutritious meals that the children love, with two meals and two snacks every day. Food service starts at 7:00 AM with a morning snack, and then we move on to breakfast, followed by lunch, and finally concluding with an afternoon snack.

Meals and snacks are prepared in our full-service commercial kitchen. We have a full-time cook that prepares all of our meals and snacks, and our food menu has been approved by the state of Indiana in accordance with our license.


We offer a wonderful outside space for children to enjoy while at school. We have three large play areas, adding up to more than 20,000 square feet of outside fun. We have a large grass area to conduct organized games such as parachute, kick ball, and obstacle course.

On what the kids at CFLC call the “big side,” we have playground equipment with slides, a sandbox, and a hill with a great tunnel passing through. There’s also a large bike area for children to ride trikes, scooters, and other ride-on toys that are available at the center.

On our toddler side, we have a great shade system to keep our little ones cool so they too can enjoy outside time. CFLC’s playground is a great extension of our classrooms, a wonderful place for children to explore, play with friends, and get exercise.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

“The USDA and the State of Indiana are equal opportunity providers and employers.”
Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis, IN. 46204-2798
317-232-0850 or 800-537-1142

Policy Statement and Assurance on Non-Discrimination

Children First Learning Center Foundation shall exclude no person from the participation in or the receipt of programs, activities, or benefits on the grounds of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. Nor shall the center discriminate against any person in employment or application for employment on these grounds. If you or your child have been discriminated against or treated unjustly at the center, please contact the director, Candace Ziese at Children First Learning Center Foundation.

Need more information about our programs and services? Contact us today!

For more information about our child care and education programs, contact us today!

Children First Learning Center Foundation

807 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN 46307


Phone: 219-663-3678
Fax: 219-663-6706


Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 6:00PM