About Us

Compass Early Learning Center is a year-round childcare facility located in Bloomington, Indiana in the Crestmont neighborhood, next to Tri North Middle School. We are open from 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM Monday-Friday and have five classrooms: one toddler, one 2-3 years, and three pre-k rooms.

Compass offers summer swimming at Mills Pool and field trips, in addition to health screenings, holiday gift assistance, two hot meals and snacks each day, and more. These activities come at no extra charge to families.

Our Lead teachers all have or are in pursuit of degrees in early childhood education or similar, or their Child Development Associates degree. Our staff uses the Creative Curriculum in each of our classrooms alongside Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Conscious Discipline to ensure our graduates are ready for their first day of kindergarten, setting them up for success throughout their lives.

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How much will it cost?

Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. The average family on MCUM’s sliding scale pays $92 per week per child, 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.

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Mental Health Services

No-cost, onsite mental health services are available to any enrolled child.

Meet our therapist

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Meal Program

  • Meet our kitchen crew!
  • View a sample menu
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Other Services for Children & Families

  • Food Pantry Online Ordering
  • Self-Sufficiency Center
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Summer swimming
  • Field trips

Administrative Staff

  • Brittney Denton, Program Director
  • Stacy Jones, Curriculum Director
  • Kayla Delaplane, Business Coordinator

Classroom Staff

Coming soon!