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.

Why BDLC?

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:

Nov. 27 & 28 Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday, December 12: Winter Solstice Dinner and Annual Meeting:

5:30-6:20: Enjoy dinner/dessert and community time. Board members will be available for questions about the budget.

6:20:  Annual Board Meeting/budget voting ballots located in hallway

6:30 Katie Zukof’s Spanish class musical performance

6:35 Musical performances by toddler and preschool rooms!

 Severe Weather Information

BDLC is operating within normal hours.

Parents and staff can check this page when inclement weather causes an early closing, delayed opening, or closing.

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