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:

  • Friday, January 5–First day in new classrooms
  • Monday, January 15–Closed for MLK Day
  • Tuesday, January 16–BDLC Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Friday, March 16–Closed for Teacher In-Service







Classroom Spots to start February 2018

  • Infant spot for child born between February 2017 to July 2017
  • Toddler spot for child born between August 2016 and January 2017 (must be walking)

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

Currently Hiring

  • Lead Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Young PreSchool Teacher

Complete an application online under the employment link!







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.