Compass Early Learning Center

Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. Providing high-quality childcare in our center costs $210 per child per week for children in the 3-5 year-old range, and $250 per child per week for 2 year olds. The average family on MCUM’s sliding scale pays $63 per week, and a discount is available to families with more than one child enrolled. Eligible families are asked to apply for support through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and On My Way Pre-K – which enable families to enroll their child(ren) at Compass without (or with a very small) fee. For enrollment information, contact Tina Burress, Business Manager, at (812) 339-3429 ext. 19 or click the links below (top=Compass-North, bottom= Compass-Downtown) to add your name to our prospective parent list:

Note: If you do not have a preference for which site your child attends, please email Tina.


Parents may be interested in the following resources:

  • The 2017 Parent Handbook can answer your questions about a wide variety of policies and procedures.
  • The program calendars for the 2017-2018 school years include holiday and closing information for the Childcare Program.
  • A copy of our Application Form to fill out and apply for our childcare program.

Winter Weather Policy: Remember that if MCCSC closes due to winter weather, Compass closes as well. If there is a weather-related delay, Compass operates on a normal schedule.

Family members are reminded that they are always welcome in our classrooms. Feel free to visit anytime. If you would like to eat a meal with your child, please let the staff know in advance so that the kitchen can plan ahead