Welcome to the IU Southeast Children’s Learning Center!

The Campus Learning Center provides quality year-round childcare and preschool/kindergarten for students, faculty, staff and community children three through eight years of age. We strive to help children promote healthy emotional, social, physical and cognitive growth and development by providing an active learning environment.

We believe and extensive research confirms that children learn through play, active exploration of their environment, concrete experiences and peer/adult interactions. We encourage children to develop to their full potential by the use of individual, small and whole group activities.

The Children’s Learning Center facility is arranged into learning centers to encourage children to make individual choices. The Centers include: dramatic play, art and writing, math/manipulatives, science and sensory, social studies, language arts, library, blocks, computers, music, motor development and character development (STEM-science, technology, engineering, math) and outside learning/play area.


The IU Southeast Children’s Center opened in June 1978 with a grant from the Student Government Association and continues to be partially funded by student activity fees. The Center served staff, faculty and students at IU Southeast. In the spring of 2012, the Center became licensed through Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, which enabled the Center to offer childcare services to the community. In the fall of 2013, the Center was granted Level 1 status by Paths to Quality and currently maintains a Level 3 status!