BDLC’s Mission

Our mission is to provide educational, child-centered, family-oriented, multicultural activities that encourage each child to develop his or her unique potential. We welcome children of all nationalities, creeds, races, and abilities to experience the benefits of our center.

As a not-for-profit child-care provider, BDLC fosters the emotional, social, and educational development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. At BDLC, children, families, staff, and teachers work together in a diverse, caring, and community-oriented environment to develop the unique potential of every child.

BDLC provides full-service daycare for children, serving two nutritious whole food oriented meals and snacks daily, in a purpose-built facility with age-appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces. We also have a full-day kindergarten program.

Our teachers meet exceptionally high standards. Each lead teacher has a minimum of a CDA and many have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Every teacher is required to have an additional 20 hours of training every 12 months.

Licensed by the State of Indiana

BDLC is a state-licensed, member-owned organization with a parent-run board and 501(c)3 non-profit status. For more than 30 years, BDLC has provided Bloomington families with quality child care in a nurturing, family centered environment.

The state of Indiana has implemented a new state-wide quality system for early childhood centers, Paths to Quality.  It is a four-star system, with four-stars signifying the top centers that have attained national accreditation.  BDLC has begun the process and has chosen to go through all 4 levels!  BDLC is now at a level 3 and beginning the steps to level 4.  Please encourage our teachers in opting to participate in this program.

Current Openings

BDLC accepts applications for all age groups, 6 weeks to 5 years old. If a spot is not currently available, you have the option to be placed on a wait list until there is an opening.There is a $35.00 wait list fee. We will update you on a regular basis. Application available under the “Prospective Parent” tab.

Current Spots Available:


Please contact BDLC Assistant Director, Rachel Hancock, for more information at (812)-336-6600.

You are welcome to tour BDLC Monday-Friday. Classroom doors are closed during lunch and nap so please call ahead.