Our vision is to be a premier childcare facility that creates positive outcomes for the children and families of Huntington County.
Our mission is to faithfully demonstrate God’s love by providing a learning driven atmosphere in a safe and nurturing environment.
We provide child care services for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. In the summer months, we will also take children over the age of 12 if there is another sibling using the daycare facilities. Currently, Little Blessings has over 30 children enrolled in the program. Of those children, approximately twenty-five (25%) of the children come from homes that meets or exceeds the minimum income requirements in order to qualify for the State voucher program or reduced fees and lunches.
We provide flexible, hourly services for parents including full-time and part-time care rates. We also strive to provide additional services that the children need but otherwise may not receive, such as educational field trips and after school programming. We are able to provide services for those low-income families, which meet the income and job qualification of the state funded voucher program. The State does reimburse Little Blessings for services provided to the families enrolled in the voucher program. The parent(s) sign a contract and are held accountable for recording the hours that their child is at the day care facility and for providing co-payments, if required.
In order to ensure that the dietary needs of our kids are being met, we do offer the children 2 well-balanced meals and snacks daily. A representative of the Indiana Department of Education Child and Adult Food Program inspects us annually in order to ensure compliance to their regulations. As a result of following their guidelines and menus, we are able to receive reimbursement for a portion of the meals provided to the children.
Additional activities and programs provided:
- Each class offers circle time, which gives each child an opportunity to talk about current events, the weather, say the pledge of allegiance and/or read a story.
- Transportation to different school districts for a minimum fuel charge
- Supplies for all infants including baby food, baby wipes, infant formula and age appropriate snacks at no additional cost.
- Field Trips for most age groups with little or no cost to parents
- Faith based educational programs through story time, videos and worksheets.
- Regular outdoor activities and exercise.
As a result of these programs and the structure we offer, Little Blessings is able to provide the kids with self-confidence, life skills to become good citizens, love and compassion towards others, tools to make better choices and problem solve and a safe and constant place to grow & learn.
Little Blessing Childcare is a ministry of Christ the King Episcopal Church.
Little Blessings opened its doors in May of 2002 as a result of a vision from members of Christ The King Episcopal Church; they saw this as an extension of their ministry in our community. We are a not-for-profit childcare facility devoted to providing a loving, caring and learning atmosphere for all children regardless of race and/or background. The goal of our staff is to help each child discover their true potential as an individual through social interaction and structured activities. Every child will be given the opportunity to make their own decisions and through these procedures, they will learn the importance of their role in society as well as having the opportunity to promote their own spiritual growth.
Our Kitchen – a Unique Offering
Something we want our parents and caretakers to understand — Little Blessings has a kitchen from which we serve two meals every day and two snacks every day (at no extra cost!). The meals and snacks offered to your child are both nutritious and delicious. This is one of the things we offer to children that sets us apart from other daycares.
Meet Our Team
Mrs. Shallie Brown serves as the Director of Little Blessings Childcare. Her philosophy on children and childcare is this:
“My vision is to provide high-quality care at an affordable cost by furnishing a clean, healthy, safe and structured environment in which your child can develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. It’s very rewarding to know and puts a smile on my face everyday knowing that I have impacted children in our community on a daily basis by showing them the love and affection they need to grow and thrive.“
Little Blessings Staff
Shallie Brown — Director
Autumn Gamble — Young Toddlers
Katrina Hitzfield — Toddlers – 2yr olds
Tarra Martinez — Infants
Cara Sills — Preschool
Synclair Williams — Preschool/School Age
Wendy Yaste — Kitchen