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. We foster the emotional, social, and educational development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. With the help of our exceptional staff, we help make a positive impact on the lives of each child that 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 reaching Level 3.

  • Paths to Quality Level 3
  • Herald Times Readers Choice award for Best Childcare Center over multiple years, including 2013!
  • 5 stars in Indiana’s Environmental Recognition Program
  • Follow the practice of Continuity of Care

Upcoming Dates:

April 13-17 Spring Book Fair in Center Court. Week of the Young Child.

April 18 Saturday Spring Grounds Clean-up. Join us to help fill sandboxes and spruce up the playgrounds!

Month of May Teacher Bonus Fund Drive. Show your appreciation by donating to our teacher bonus fund. You can add to May tuition or start a monthly donation at any time. Teachers will receive this bonus in June.

May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 25 CLOSED for Memorial Day






 Severe Weather Information:

Friday forecast–¬†Not as cold. Partly cloudy until midday…then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 2 below to 12 below zero.

BDLC will be open normal hours: 7:30-6:00.



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.
Lead teacher Rachel Hancock works with infant/toddler and preschool teachers in various elements of curriculum development and portfolio assessments.
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 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.