Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc. was founded in 1973 by parents and teachers who were bound by similar child-care philosophies. BDLC is one of the largest and oldest child-care centers in Monroe County.
The Bloomington Developmental Learning Center is a multi-cultural child care center that encourages each child to develop his or her own unique potential. Through our play-based curriculum BDLC fosters the emotional, social, and educational development of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. With the help of our exceptional staff, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of each child who comes through our doors.


Our teachers and support staff provide a safe, caring environment while engaging children in developmentally appropriate curricula. BDLC is one of the largest and oldest child-care centers in Monroe County. We are licensed by the State of Indiana and participate in Paths to Quality which goes above and beyond licensing requirements.

  • Paths to Quality Level 3
  • Herald Times Readers Choice award for Best Childcare Center over multiple years, including 2013 and 2015!
  • 5 stars in Indiana’s Environmental Recognition Program
  • Follow the practice of Continuity of Care for Infant and Toddler rooms (teachers move with children to new rooms).
  • Working towards accreditation through the National Association to the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • CASY Voucher Participant
  • On My Way Pre-K Provider

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 17–BDLC Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 20–School Picture Money due or Picture Package Returned
  • Tuesday, November 14-BDLC Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24–BDLC closed for Thanksgiving
  • Friday December 8–Winter Dinner & Annual Member Meeting







Classroom Spots

  • Full-time spots for children current 3 to 4 year olds
  • Full-time spots for children with birthdays between June 2014 and December 2014
  • One Full-time spot for a child with birthday between August 2016 and January 2017 (will begin November 1, 2017)

Call (812) 336-6600 or email for more information and to schedule a tour.

Currently Hiring

  • Infant/Toddler Teachers
  • Classroom Support Staff (shifts 8-10:30am, 1-3pm, 3-6pm)
  • Part-Time Assistant Cook (20-25 hours)







The focal point is Five-Steps to Self-Regulation. Preschool teacher Rachel Hancock has attended the conference and is training BDLC teachers and staff.
BDLC promotes learning through play-based curriculum. Education Coordinator Katy New mentors staff in portfolio assessment and curriculum.
BDLC continues to work with health initiatives such as offering fruit instead of juice at meals. Classrooms practice family style dining to promote healthy eating habits and serving sizes. BDLC maintains a vegetarian diet.
BDLC teachers and all part-time support staff are certified annually in CPR, First Aid, Asthma and Universal Precautions to provide the safest environment for our children. They also annually update training in Child Abuse Prevention.