Our History

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The Kendallville Day Care Center is a not-for profit child care center and is licensed by the state of Indiana through the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family and Children. We began our mission in September 1971, caring for 20 children, ages 3-5, at the Elmwood Mennonite Church. Outgrowing the church facilities, a city lot at 342 East Lisle Street was purchased and a modular classroom style building was set on a permanent foundation. The center opened on March 1, 1974, with the capacity of enrolling 34 children. In September of 1989, the center expanded to a license capacity of 105 children, ages 3 years through Kindergarten. In the summer of 2002, we expanded our childcare services to include school-age children, ages 6-12. On November 6, 2000, the Kendallville Day Care Center had the honor of opening a second center located at 601 Orchard Place Parkway, licensed for children 6 weeks through 6 years. Both centers are currently rated a Level 3 with the Paths to Quality Program.

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