Frequently Asked Questions

The information you need

We understand you may have questions when choosing the best child care center for your children. We’re here with the answers you  need! Located in Crown Point, IN, Children First Learning Center Foundation provides a variety of programs, including child care services, preschool, kindergarten, and home care in a safe and secure environment.

Additional questions? Call us!


What is your children-to-teacher ratio?

Our child to teacher ratio is 4:1 for infants. Our child to teacher ratio is 5:1 for toddlers.

Our child to teacher ratio is 7:1 for toddlers 30-36 months. Our child to teacher ratio is 10:1 for 3 years old.

Our child to teacher ratio is 12:1 for 4 years old. Our child to teacher ration is 15:1 for 5-10 years old.

Do you provide meals and snacks?

Yes! In fact, we are on the Federal Food Program and have a full time cook that prepares nutritious meals and snacks for the children. Our weekly menus are posted in the main office and in every classroom weekly.

What if someone other than my spouse / partner or me must pick up my child?

To protect your child, we require you to provide the names of any emergency contacts to pick up your child, which a section for that is provided in our registration packet. We will check identification upon them picking up your child to make sure they are on your pickup list. If we have any questions, we will contact you for further confirmation.

What level Paths to Quality are you? Are you accredited?

We have 3 centers that are at Level 3. Our recently opened center is at Level 1. We are not accredited; we would have to be a Level 4 to be accredited.

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 6:00pm

What ages of children do you accept?

We accept children starting at 6 weeks old and all the way to 10 years old.

Do you have cameras?

Yes! Our parents can have access to the camera system for a $30 monthly fee per parent / per child.

What are your weekly and/or part time rates?

We ask that parents call our center for that information as it changes yearly.

How do you communicate with parents?

We use the Brightwheel app to correspond back and forth with parents. We can update the parents on anything that happened throughout their child’s day. Parents can also send messages to check on their children as well.

If conferences are needed we are more than happy to set that up with parents.

For any additional questions, please call us at 219-663-3678!

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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