• Mission, Vision & Core Values Statements

  • The Mission of Central Child Care is to have a positive impact on every child’s life by providing a safe and supportive, Christian-based environment in which each child can reach their full potential through developmentally appropriate opportunities focusing on Social, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, and Spiritual discovery.

  • Our Vision is to be the best early childhood educational center in the tristate area, with a supportive and dedicated staff of professionals who nurture children to excel in their ongoing education and faith development.

  • Respect for People

    • We will treat everyone we encounter with courtesy, respect, and dignity

    • We will behave safely, professionally, and responsibly on behalf of ourselves and our child care and staff families

    • We will look for opportunities to celebrate the success of our children and staff

  • Integrity

    • We will be a positive example of what is morally, ethically, and legally right

    • We will communicate openly and honestly and practice the art of listening

  • Continuous Improvement

    • We will develop a culture of creativity

    • We will constantly and consistently improve our weaknesses and capitalize on our strengths to provide increasingly higher levels of care for our children

  • Family Focused

    • We will seek to understand the needs of our children and staff families and work diligently to exceed their expectations

    • We will work to make every interaction a positive experience

  • We will use these Values to guide our everyday efforts in order to make sound business and ethical decisions that lead to the accomplishment of our Mission as we seek to attain our long term Vision for Central Child Care.

    • Programs

      Central Child Care is a full-time year round child care facility, serving families from 6:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our Child Care Center is licensed for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, with a summer program for children to age 11. Central Child Care follows the guidelines for Continuity of Care and Primary Care.

    • Enrollment

      If you would like for your child/children to attend Central Child Care, please fill out our online enrollment application.

    • Playground

      We believe that play provides the foundations for academic learning and gives children the chance to utilize their creativity to gain a positive sense of themselves. Our playground and outdoor classroom provides a safe area for the children in our care to learn, explore, and grow! The children love to play in the playhouse, gazebo, with the instruments, sand table, weaving panel and the many other fun activities they can learn from!

    • Curriculum

      Central Child Care is proud to have been a pilot center for Continuity of Care. Continuity of Care is a state mandated requirement and our children are allowed to stay with the same peer group from infancy to age 3. The children learn social skills through the friendships they develop with each other.

    • One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing this school!

      Laura Syers
    • Me and my girls love it here!

      Mandi Romig
    • Love this school!!!!! Paxton has learned so much in such a short time. And they are always doing something fun for the kiddos!

      Emily Oglesby
    • Love my boys’ teachers. They are learning so much and they treat them like their own.

      Libby Bullington Cundiff
  • Welcome to Central Child Care

  • Central Child Care, a licensed non-profit child care and day care center, has provided a loving, safe environment for kids since 1958. This long standing commitment to the welfare of young children has led us to be one of the top Evansville child care facilities.

    We believe that when a child is born, their world is full of possibilities. Possibilities of discovering, caring and sharing, adventure and success, and the fullness of God’s Love. At Central Child Care we strive to help each child achieve these possibilities. Our staff is throughly committed to quality child care, and is continually pursuing higher education and training in order to provide the best possible developmental opportunities for the children in their care.

    In addition to giving the best possible care for children while they are separated from their parents, we administer support and upon request guidance to parents of young children.

    With strong working relationships among businesses within the community, other local child care agencies, and area colleges we have grown into a high quality child care facility, meeting and exceeding all child care standards in the state of Indiana.

    Central Child Care has Earned Paths to Quality, Level 4

    Paths to Quality Level 4 is the highest indicator of quality with national accreditation. Level 4 participants demonstrate the knowledge and skill to plan appropriate activities and opportunities for children that lead to school readiness. Level 4 participants use child observations, assessments, and portfolios to design activities which are inviting, engaging, and challenging to all children in their care. Level 4 programs have made a significant investment in the professional development of the staff and lead caregiver, and incorporate family and staff input into the program. At Central, we make a promise to uphold the highest standards for early childhood development and to excel in our commitment to the families we serve.


  • The Calendar
  • Infants and Toddlers

    Baby Crawling
    In addition to providing a safe, loving environment for your little one, we furnish formula, infant food, and diapers for children 6 weeks old to 2 1/2 years.

    3-5 year olds

    During the day, your child will be involved in many exciting and age appropriate developmental activities. The children are given the opportunity to participate in field trips, regular visits to the library, outdoor exploration, free play, and rest periods.

    Summer Camp

    Our summer program is available to children ages 6-11 from the end of May through August, when school begins. In addition to being a licensed program we offer weekly field trips, frequent visits to parks and libraries, enrichment activities, and games.

    Meal Schedules

    All programs include regular balanced meals that have been approved by the State Department of Health.

    7:00 am – Snack
    9:30 am – Breakfast
    11:30 am – Lunch
    2:30 pm – Snack

    *Infants are fed on an as needed basis.

    Continuity of Care

    Central Child Care is also proud to have been a pilot center for Continuity of Care. Continuity of Care is a state mandated requirement and our children are allowed to stay with the same peer group from infancy to age 3. The children learn social skills through the friendships they develop with each other.

    Creative Curriculum Program for Early Childhood Learning

    Central Child Care has implemented the Creative Curriculum program for early childhood learning. The philosophy behind this curriculum states that children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimentation in order to discover how things work and learn firsthand about the world we live in.

    The Creative Curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

    Social Development

    To help children feel comfortable in their environment, to build trust in others, make friends, and feel they are part of a group.

    Emotional Development

    To help experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control.

    Cognitive Development

    Little Girl Painting
    To encourage children to become confident learners by allowing them to try their own ideas and experience success, and to help them acquire learning skills, such as the ability to solve problem, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.

    Physical Development

    To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.

    All of our lessons are aligned to the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for all children.

  • Summer Camp Now Enrolling

    For Children Ages 6-11
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