Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00am-6:00pm

About

Churubusco Child Care Center has been serving the Whitley, Noble, and Allen Counties, since 1991 providing exceptional care to all children and families enrolled. In 1999, the Center added on to our facility to care for our growing enrollment. The addition included an activity gym, a commercial kitchen, two additional classrooms, and staff lounge. Our facility can now accommodate 151 children. In 2014, we installed a secure keypad entry to help keep our children and staff safe during unforeseen circumstances in today’s changing world.

We use Creative Curriculum as our educational resource and provide many opportunities for children to grow in developmental areas such as fine and gross motor skills, socialization, language, pre-academics, and independence. We are the latch-key provider for Smith-Green Community Schools, offering bus transportation to and from school, as well as, extracurricular activities during the school year. We also provide homework assistance and a summer enrichment program for school age children.

Mission/Vision

The Churubusco Child Care Center is a nonprofit organization providing a nurturing, learning, and safe environment for children at an affordable cost to families.

We encourage learning and exploring for every child.  Each child will be treated with kindness and will be respected as an individual with feelings and thoughts of his or her own.  Our goal is to provide programs that recognize and support uniqueness and self-esteem for each child in a setting that is structured, but allows freedom where children can create, imagine, explore, and discover their surroundings and develop confidence, responsibility, and positive self-image.

Our Teachers/Staff

Sheila McPeek

Sheila McPeek

Lead Infant Teacher
Employed since 2014

Armelyn Moffett

Armelyn Moffett

Assistant Infant Teacher
Employed since 2016

Tita Shady

Nancy Geiger

Assistant Infant Teacher
Employed since 1993

Heather Noyes

Heather Noyes

Lead Toddler Teacher
Employed since 1997

Marisa Noyes

Marisa Noyes

Co-Lead Toddler Teacher
Employed since 2016

Ashley Bolyard

Ashley Bolyard

Co-Lead Toddler Teacher
Employed since 2018

Carol Ewing

Carol Ewing

Co-Lead Two’s Teacher
Employed since 2001

Pam Akers

Pam Akers

Co-Lead Two’s Teacher
Employed since 2005

Alyssa James

Alyssa James

Assistant Two’s Teacher
Employed since 2018

Jody Gaerte

Jody Gaerte

Lead Three’s Teacher
Employed since 2010

Amber Poling

Amber Poling

Assistant Three’s Teacher
Employed since 2017

Haliegh Dozois

Haleigh Dozois

Assistant Three’s Teacher
Employed since 2018

Chelsie Shie

Chelsie Shie

Lead Young Preschool Teacher
Employed since 2016

Pam Wirges

Pam Wirges

Lead Pre-K Teacher
Employed since 1991

Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy

Co-Lead Pre-K Teacher
Employed since 2015

Stacie Roehrman

Stacie Roehrman

Lead School Age Teacher
Employed since 2011

LuAnn Beucler

LuAnn Beucler

Substitute Teacher
Employed since 2012

Casey Fair

Casey Fair

Lead Cook
Employed since 2001

Margie Herron

Margie Herron

Assistant Director
Employed since 1999

Michelle Hecht

Michelle Hecht

Executive Director
Employed since 2016

Safety/Security Procedures

The safety and security of our children is top priority at Churubusco Child Care Center.  All of our staff has been background checked, finger printed, and pre-employment requirements set forth by FSSA.  We will provide a safe environment for employees, children, parents, and the public.  Our security measures include: 

  • Number code entry system
  • Check in/out computer system
  • Classroom observation windows
  • Staff uniforms
  • Special Needs Policy
  • Arrival, Departure, and Transportation Policies
  • Secure outdoor play areas
  • Emergency Plans: Fire Drills, Tornados, and Evacuations
  • Accident Policy