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.
Voted 2015 # 1 Childcare Center in Herald Times Readers Choice Awards!!!
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. It is licensed by the State of Indiana and is a participant 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 (teachers move with children to new rooms).

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, Sept. 7  CLOSED for Labor Day

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Fall Photo Day at BDLC







Preschool classrooms: Openings for ages 3- 4 year olds.

Lamb 2 classroom: One opening for 12 month old–birthday August-November, 2014.

Online application. Call office for a tour and details.(812) 336-6600.







The focal point is Five-Steps to Self-Regulation. Preschool lead teachers Randi Peach and Rachel Hancock have attended the conference and are training BDLC teachers and staff.
BDLC promotes learning through play-based curriculum. Preschool teacher Rachel Hancock mentors staff in portfolio assessment and teacher Melissa Mueller (Issy) mentors teachers in 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.