About Grand Tots Daycare & Learning Center
Grand Tots Daycare provides early education and childcare services including before & after school care for working families of Cedar Lake and St. John, Indiana

Our center believes that children are special, growing, thinking individuals who need comfort and affection. They seek stimulation and strive to master their environment in an effort to reach their fullest potential. At Grand Tots, focus on the whole child and strive to support their cognitive, social, emotional, creative, and physical growth. We believe it is our responsibility to provide environments and experiences that capture the joys of childhood, nurture each child’s individual growth and development, and pave the way for success in school and life..

The Highlights
We're a nonprofit
We’re motivated by mission rather than money. We care about your child, and it shows in the quality of the care and education we provide.
We help others.
Our sister programs increase quality and expand access to early education throughout Indiana.
We're committed to quality.
With more than 30 years of history, we’ve proven ourselves as a top provider of high-quality child care and education.
We're diverse.
Your child will learn in a rich, diverse environment that nurtures individual talents and addresses the unique backgrounds of each child we educate.
We have a bigger mission.
Not only do we provide excellent learning experiences in our centers, we champion high-quality care for all Hoosier children.
Outcomes matter for your child.
Our center has achieved Level 3 on Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY rating.
Your Neighborhood Child Care & Learning Center
Grand Tots child care is a place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

Everything we do is aimed at nurturing each child’s social, emotional, and educational needs. Our ultimate goal is not only to prepare your child for kindergarten but also to inspire a lifelong learning journey. And that’s exactly what learning is at our centers—a journey. Your child will be an active participant in their education, spending time both in enriching classrooms and outdoors exploring the world.

Our Classrooms

Each classroom is staffed with a lead teacher, a teaching assistant, and a staff-to-child ratio that ensures a great deal of one-on-one attention. All of the classrooms have sand and a water table, art materials and writing supplies, blocks and vehicles, books and puzzles, and playhouses. Each class visits the gym daily and children participate in structured and unstructured large motor activities.

Teachers and Staff

The teacher’s role is to extend the children’s thinking, support their learning and physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development. Learning occurs by making observations, asking questions, offering suggestions, and providing materials and activities that will extend play. Additionally, our staff benefits from ongoing professional development, support for additional degree attainment, and classroom coaching.

Children will receive a well-rounded educational experience that supports their physical, language, and cognitive development through participation in art, science, language, math, geography, history, practical life activities, music, dance, and movement. And our curriculum is aligned with the early childhood Foundations laid out by the Indiana Department of Education.
Approach to Education
Your child will be an active participant in their education, spending time both in enriching classrooms and outdoors exploring the world. Each Grand Tots student gains knowledge through hands-on experiences that spark playful curiosity and meaningful growth. This focus means they build academic skills (reading, math, etc.) and life skills—such as communicating and making friends—to be ready for elementary school.
Executive Team Leader
Executive Director
I would like to introduce myself. I have been in the Early Childhood profession for more than 40 years. I am very proud that  30 of those years I have been right here at Grand Tots. I am a very hands on director and  my main goal for you and your family is to provide a loving, nurturing ,educational and safe environment. I believe that Leadership is responsibility! That is why I have made it my mission to provide our clients with educated, passionate and caring teachers and staff.

“Quality is never an accident… It is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and the willingness to change directions when needed”

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