Kids matter at Carver. That’s why we provide quality educational experiences in a state-licensed facility led by highly experienced, nurturing staff. Our whole team is dedicated to developing Carver kids that are self-determined learners that grow into compassionate community members. We treat children as individuals and encourage active participant feedback from families.

Our Day Care & Preschool offers educational enrichment for infants, toddlers, and preschool kids ages six weeks to five years old in 1st shift, and six weeks to 12 years old on 2nd shift. We have 1st and 2nd shift childcare so we can meet family needs.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 5:30 pm


Monday - Friday
2:00 pm - 1:00 am


  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day


Children are admitted to our Day Care & Preschool on a first-come first-served basis. The following are the necessary requirements for enrollment

  • A completed application and intake agreement
  • Income verification form
  • Record of physical examination
  • Record of current immunizations
  • Proof of a child’s date of birth

Child Enrollment Form

Child Enrollment Form (PDF 123.39 k)

Childcare Application for Children - 6 weeks to 2 years

Download and complete this application for childcare enrollment for children ages 6 weeks through 2 years.

Childcare Application for Children - 6 weeks to 2 years (PDF 919.99 k)

Childcare Application for Children 3 years- 12 years

Download and complete this application for childcare enrollment for children ages 3 to 12 years. Licensed Child Care Center/ Home Consent Form CDBG Participant Profile Form Child Care Health Record

Childcare Application for Children 3 years- 12 years (PDF 700 k)


CDBG From (PDF 64.43 k)


Affordable, quality child care makes a significant difference in a child’s life. Our fees are determined by a sliding fee scale. Carver childcare fees are comparable to industry and local rates.

If you need assistance, we can establish a weekly or bi-weekly payment plan. We also accept childcare vouchers and assist you with finding resources in the community, like the The Vanderburgh County Gatekeeper Voucher Program, Division of Family and Children Childcare Development Fund, and On My Way Pre-K, that may pay part or all of Carver’s childcare fees for eligible families.

Education Curriculum

We strive to build a positive learning environment, both educationally and socially. Our education programs are designed by The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and Infants, Toddlers & Twos. Both curriculums include comprehensive, research-based experiences that emphasize nurturing, consistent, and loving interactions.

Infants / 6 weeks - 15 months

We aim to keep enrolled infants on their own unique schedule. Information provided by the parents is used to plan each child’s day around his or her needs.

Program Includes:

  • Indoor/outdoor play
  • Language development
  • Music & movement
  • Motor skill development

Toddlers / 15 months - 3 years

Toddlers are encouraged to learn through exploration and play. Our programs are designed to develop creativity, independence, and freedom of choice early on.

Program Includes:

  • Sensory development
  • Indoor/outdoor play
  • Story time
  • Music & movement
  • Dramatic play
  • Art

Preschool / 3 - 5 years

The preschool program teaches a variety of experiences. Children learn new concepts, allowing them to extend their play and share individual interests and ideas. 

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Indoor/outdoor play
  • Art
  • Cognitive development


We hold ourselves to high standards for the growth and safety of your children. Carver Community Organization is a Level 3 childcare provider on the Paths to QUALITY™, Indiana’s Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) for childcare. We’re also a state-licensed childcare and early learning center.

In order to ensure we provide the highest quality of care, we are in the process of achieving national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This designation will elevate the Day Care & Preschool from Level 3 to Level 4 on the Paths to QUALITY™, the highest level of quality.  


Each child enrolled in the Day Care & Preschool receives well-balanced meals and snacks. Our 1st shift childcare includes a morning snack, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. The 2nd shift include an afternoon snack, dinner, and an evening snack. All food meets the nutritional requirements determined by the Child and Adult Care Food Program of Indiana.  In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including gender idenity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail-U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistanct Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or fax (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 or email, [email protected].  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Shaping little minds is a big job. That’s why we staff skilled and experienced childcare professionals at Carver Community Organization, and many are Carver kids themselves.

All childcare staff complete an initial orientation program as well as a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education per year. Each team member maintains certification in first aid, CPR, universal precautions, and nutrition/sanitation.

Everyone at Carver contributes to our positive learning environment in some way, whether it’s bonding with a child or building trust with a parent, and our teachers are specifically trained in early childhood development 

Lead Teachers

Lead Teachers must have a Child Development Certificate (CDA) or currently working on an associate’s degree or higher in early child education/child development.

Teacher’s Assistant

Teacher’s Assistants must have a high school diploma and be working on a CDA or an associate’s degree or higher in early child education/child development.