Child Care

Babywearing Project

Contact Anna Haag
Email annahaag [at] yahoo [dot] com

Our mission is to provide education about the benefits of babywearing, and to nurture baby/parent bonding by making carriers available to Bloomington area families, regardless of income.

Year Established 2013

211 Information and Referral

Contact Liz Jones (Manager)
Phone 211
Email ljones [at] area10agency [dot] org.

Area 10 Agency on Aging administers 2-1-1 Infolink, in partnership with the United Way of Monroe County and Smithville Telephone. This local 2-1-1 call center maintains a comprehensive database of community resources serving Monroe and Owen counties. Dial 2-1-1 for information about community resources that offer assistance with: Food, Clothing, and Shelter, Affordable Housing Employment, Emergency Financial Assistance Childcare Health and mental health care, including substance abuse services Legal Issues

Phone (812) 876-3383 ext.
Year Established 2010

Monroe County United Ministries Day Care Preschool

Contact Tracy Mehay (Childcare Director)
Phone 812-339-3429
Email childcare [at] mcum [dot] org
Address 827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description We are a licensed and accredited childcare program for children ages 2 - 6. Our program serves low-income families where all parents in the household must be working full-time or working part-time and in school part-time. We do allow a small percentage of our enrollment to be children of full-time students. Our fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. While care in our center actually costs about $180/week, most of our parents pay $35 - $45/week.

Saint Mark's Nursery School

Phone 812-333-4007
Description We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning.

Salvation Army

Contact Jonathan Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Phone 812-336-4310
Email Jonathan_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Child Care Shannon Chapman - Director 812-323-7402 BMG_childcare [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Social Services Monica Clemons - Director 812-336-4310 ext. 10 Monica_Clemons [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

Thrift Store Becky Napier - Manager 812-334-1366

Volunteer Services Peter Iversen - Coordinator 812-336-4310 ext. 12 Peter_Iversen [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

The Salvation Army's stated objectives are the advancement of the Christian religion as promulgated in the religious doctrines-which are professed, believed and taught by the Army and, pursuant there to, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

Additional Contact Catherine Fitzgerald (Lieutenant)
Email Catherine_Fitzgerald [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org

South Central Community Action Head Start Program

Contact Blakely Clements (Director)
Phone 334-8350

A federally funded preschool for children of low income families of Monroe County.

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