Welcome to Kiddie Kare Child Care Ministry!  Our facility is an unlicensed, registered child care ministry of the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church.  We are inspected by the state of Indiana for health and sanitation.

We understand that you have options, and are thankful that you have chosen us to care for your child.  This handbook will give you a general overview of our program, including fees and policies.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have after reviewing this handbook.


Hours of operation

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, year long

General Overview

While your child is enrolled in our child care, they may be involved in the following activities:

Large motor skill development (both inside and outside)

Homework help

Arts and crafts

Board Games

Imaginative play

Cooperative play

Quiet/Rest time for younger children

Summer fun (TBA)



Our staff are all experienced childcare providers, and most have work experience at our preschool.  All staff members have passed a criminal background check prior to being hired.  Each staff member will receive universal  precautions training and will become first aid/CPR certified while working at our facility.


  • Weekly fees-To be paid by 5:30 p.m. on Fridays for the current week. 
  • You may also pay by the month (on the 1st of each month for the upcoming month)
-$7/day per child for before school care (7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) -$12/day per child for after school care (3:40 p.m-5:30 p.m.) Fees Continued -$7 per child per day (up to 2 hours) -$12 for half day (2 to 4 hours) -$20 for full day (more than 4 hours) -One time fee of $30 (registration for those not at the preschool)   -10% discount for second child in family.   Download the needed paperwork for childcare here.
Kiddie Kare Emergency Contact

 *Shot Records Required

Kiddie Kare Closings for 2021
Spring Break: April 5th-9th
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31st
Summer Break: July 5th-9th
Labor Day: Monday, September 6th
Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 24th-Friday, November 26th
Christmas Holiday: Wednesday, December 22th- Friday, December 31st
(Opening again on Monday, January 3, 2022)
** We will be open Monday, December 20th and Tuesday, December 21st if we have enough attending.