Bloomington Developmental Learning Center

  • Bloomington Developmental Learning Center Inc. is a multi-cultural childcare center founded in 1973 by parents and teachers who were bound by similar child-care philosophies.
  • BDLC is one of the largest and oldest child-care centers in Monroe County.
  • It is becoming fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, licensed by the State of Indiana and is a participant in Paths to Quality, Level 3.
  • Bloomington Developmental Learning Center has always been a not-for-profit organization with a Board of Directors composed of parents and community members.
  • BDLC maintains close ties with the community in order to respond to child care needs and issues.
  • BDLC fosters the emotional, social, and educational development of children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
  • At BDLC, children, families, staff, and teachers work together in a diverse, caring, and community-oriented environment to develop the unique potential of every child.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Bloomington Developmental Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by classroom due to age groups. See website for details.
Admissions DirectorDeb Murzyn

School Notes

  • BDLC provides child care for 100 children in eight classrooms, ranging from infants to kindergarten age. Each classroom has a lead and assistant teacher to provide continuity and a nurturing classroom along with enriching curriculum. The building is surrounded by outside play areas for each age group to enjoy. We also work a garden to supply some of our vegetarian meals.

Nearby Private Schools

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  • Bloomington
    Grades: NS-PK | 97 students
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    1807 S Highland Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    (812) 336-6606
    0 NS-PK
  • Bloomington
    Grades: PK-6 | 205 students
    0.1 miles
    1835 S Highland Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    (812) 336-2800
    0.1 PK-6
  • Bloomington
    Kid Angles
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS | 49 students
    0.3 miles
    1500 E Hillside Drive
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    (812) 333-5639
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  • Bloomington
    Harmony School
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 182 students
    1.1 miles
    909 E. 2nd St.
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    (812) 334-8349
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  • Bloomington
    Grades: PK-8 | 423 students
    1.3 miles
    2224 E 3rd St
    Bloomington, IN 47401
    (812) 336-5853
    1.3 PK-8

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