Bloomington Center for Global Children

Bloomington Center for Global Children

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I am the chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit that will be taking over operations of BCGC. With the help of Daniel & Sierra, a board of parent volunteers has been working hard to get all of the pieces in place to keep the doors to BCGC open for years to come! Everything that makes BCGC the unique offering for Bloomington area childcare, will remain the same. In short, the principles of play-based learning, Spanish immersion, healthy, fresh, organic, globally inspired meals, and the strong sense of community will remain as the guiding principles. The only major difference will be the ownership and conversion to non-profit status. As such, we will be in the community more, volunteering, hosting fund raisers, and seeking donations. We thank Sierra & Daniel for their vision, their years of service to the community, and their support as we make this transition. We are excited about the future and the possibilities for the Bloomington community. Please help spread the word the BCGC lives on! For questions and/or enrollment information please contact [email protected].

We are a unique childcare option in Bloomington. We provide Spanish immersion programming; play-based learning; positive discipline; fresh, organic, globally-inspired meals; and a strong sense of community.

Operating as usual

12/19/2021

UPDATE (12/20/2021): You are now able to make appointments at www.ourshot.in.gov - You are still able to walk-in, but if you prefer to make an appointment you can do that now.

Don't forget to head to Switchyard Park starting tomorrow (Monday) to get your COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster, or to get tested before the holiday.

No appointment necessary.

08/07/2021

Next time you are by the center, check out our beautiful new sign!

Next time you are by the center, check out our beautiful new sign!

08/03/2021

¡Bienvenidos a todos las familias!
The children returned to the center yesterday and we are so excited to start the 2021-2022 school year. It will be full of play-based learning, healthy and yummy food, and of course, Spanish!

¡Bienvenidos a todos las familias!
The children returned to the center yesterday and we are so excited to start the 2021-2022 school year. It will be full of play-based learning, healthy and yummy food, and of course, Spanish!

04/18/2021

Starting Monday (4/19) there will be road closures around BCGC. Parents check your email for new drop-off/pick-up procedures

03/21/2021

Happy first day of spring! Our kiddos are already loving the warmer weather and sunshine.

Happy first day of spring! Our kiddos are already loving the warmer weather and sunshine.

02/17/2021

BCGC was closed yesterday due to the extreme winter weather, but we are open again today. We hope everyone is staying warm!

BCGC was closed yesterday due to the extreme winter weather, but we are open again today. We hope everyone is staying warm!

08/03/2020

Today we begin a brand new school year! Welcome to all the new and returning students and families. We are so glad you are a part of the BCGC community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

07/31/2020

A new school year starts August 3rd and all of the staff at BCGC have been working hard for the past two days to deep clean and move to their new classrooms. We can't wait to welcome our new and returning students on Monday!

07/08/2020

Interested in Pre-K for your child? If you have a 4-year-old child in Indiana, you can apply for On My Way Pre-K, a program that provides high-quality pre-K education. Applying is simple, just go to OnMyWayPreK.org and fill out the easy-to-use online application. Apply today!

07/02/2020

Today some of our crafty students painted fireworks just in time for the holiday weekend.
BCGC will be closed tomorrow (July 3rd) in observance of Independence Day.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe 4th of July!

06/30/2020

Recently one of our fabulous maestras shared the book El Monstruo de Colores, which is a cute story about a girl who helps her color monster sort out its feelings. The students then did an activity picking out colored pieces of construction paper to put on a plate to signify how they were feeling that day.
This is a great example of one aspect of our curriculum which is focused on helping children develop emotion recognition/regulation and social skills.  When children are more socially and emotionally aware and skilled, they can more effectively navigate relationships, calm down and problem solve when challenges arise.

06/25/2020

Many of our Pre-K students will be heading to kindergarten this fall. We will miss them so much, but we are so proud of all the progress they have made as students at BCGC!
As 90% of brain development occurs by age five, the short-term and long-term impacts of Pre-K are significant. Students who attend Pre-K have increased vocabulary and literacy, higher kindergarten and first grade school readiness, increased likelihood of completing high school, and are less likely to be placed in special education and grade retention classes. We love being able to give your children an academic boost!

06/24/2020

Many of your child’s daily activities—like getting dressed, eating, and writing—require control of small muscles in the hands. These are called fine motor skills.
Here the Toddler 2 class practices fine motor skills with a rock painting activity outside. Our teachers work with your children every day to build on their skills and knowledge—and they make it a lot of fun!

06/24/2020

Toddler Gross Motor Activity

Students in our Toddler 2 class practice their gross motor skills in a fun indoor activity.

06/17/2020

Back in action and having fun!
Students in our Toddler 2 class decorated hats and had a dress up dance party.

📷: Katy Ramsey

06/08/2020

It is great to be back!
After lots of planning and preparation, we reopened BCGC for current students on June 1st.
We are following guidelines and best practices for safety, and it is going very well. (This photo is of a fun glitter germ/hand washing activity in one of the classrooms last week.)
Without the support of our community, we would not have made it through this difficult time. Thank you! ¡Muchas gracias!

05/06/2020

We have been closed since March 17th to protect our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We miss seeing everyone and are so excited for the day when we get to come back together safely. Thank you to everyone for your support and patience during these difficult times. We love the BCGC community!

02/18/2020

How cute are the Toddler 1 helpers!! 😍

01/31/2020

PJ day fun!

01/09/2020

First fire drill of 2020 was a success!

11/14/2019

We’re all set up for the annual book fair! Preview days are tomorrow & Friday. Books will be available for purchase all next week (Nov. 18-22). You can also purchase online now through Nov. 22 using this link:

https://w8173.myubam.com/1426328

11/06/2019

Harp Start!

11/06/2019

Thank you to Melanie from the USA International Harp Competition and the “Harp Start” program for visiting BCGC yesterday. The program was phenomenal. Our staff and students all just loved it!

11/02/2019

Check this out! #learnthroughplay #FUN

11/02/2019

Here you go, BCGC Community ... Our fall has been fun, educational and full of love! Thank you to Steph for helping prep these photos for posting. Enjoy! #BCGCKids #nourishingminds

10/31/2019

A few more ... We had such a fun day here today!

10/31/2019

Check out this costume parade line!

10/31/2019

A little sneak peek into the MANY photos that are soon to come your way! Our staff and students loved the costume parades today and have been enjoying many other Halloween themed activities! #BCGCKids #HappyHalloween

10/11/2019

We hope your rainy Friday was as fun and productive as ours! #professionaldevelopment #CPR #POLISHED! #BCGCStaff #ElCorazon

10/04/2019

The BCGC Staff had a great time eating, visiting, celebrating and saying thank you to Courtney today. She has contributed oh so much! Gracias Courtney, we love you! #BCGCLove

10/02/2019

How do we know the staff at BCGC really are a family? When a staff member shows up on her day off to replenish the depleted community hot sauce inventory ... thanks KJ! #makesmesohappy #madeeveryonesohappy

09/24/2019

And a few more of some of things that happened over the last week or so ... you know me, when I post - I post!

09/24/2019

We love to celebrate our teachers!! Happy birthday to Gisela, Ami & Katy (so far) in September!!

09/24/2019

The bubble wrap feet painting in action ... so much fun!!

09/24/2019

Just a little peek into what we’re up to on Tuesday at BCGC! (These pics were taken in a 10 minute window.) #BCGCKids

Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Please take a look around to learn more about what makes BCGC a unique childcare offering in Bloomington. We provide Spanish immersion programming, play-based learning, positive discipline, fresh, organic globally inspired meals, and a strong sense of community We would love to meet you and discuss how we can contribute to the care and growth of your child. Feel free contact us with questions or inquiries about enrollment.

Our mission: to provide a multilingual and nurturing early education environment for young children that supports their physical and social emotional development, while encouraging them to care for themselves, their community, and their planet.

Our history: BCGC started as a home daycare in 2008 and by 2012 had move to its current location, in the heart of Bloomington. In 2017 a parent-lead Board of Directors assumed ownership and operations, retaining the core principles and the majority of BCGC's teaching and support staff. Currently, BCGC is lead by an Executive Director, with the ongoing support of the Board of Directors.

Our programming and core principles:

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Toddler Gross Motor Activity
Harp Start!
Check this out! #learnthroughplay #FUN
Check out this costume parade line!
The bubble wrap feet painting in action ... so much fun!!
Check out Toddler 2’s shadow and profile activity!!
Fine motor, gross motor and all around fun! Gracias for this Maestra Angelica!
Somebody is excited for her new classroom! Her friends are too! #August5
Our toddlers are caring for babies! #bathtime
Spontaneous Science - how great is this conversation among kids?!!#BCGCKids #nourishingminds
Those silly monkeys 😉
I’ll “lunch and learn” any day with this Infant 2 classroom! #BCGCKids #toocute

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1111 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN
47404

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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