Kiddie Kollege

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Kiddie Kollege Preschool.  We are a Christian Preschool that has been serving the children in our community for over 40 years.  Located in the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, we offer morning classes for children ages 2-5.

We also offer a childcare, open from 7:30 – 5:30, Monday through Friday. You can find more information about Kiddie Kollege or Kiddie Kare by clicking on the names.


Thank you for your interest in Kiddie Kollege Preschool.  We are a Christian Preschool that has been serving the children in our community for 40 years.  Located in the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, we offer morning classes for children ages 3-5.  In the fall of 2008, we added a two year old class which offers lots of hands on activities and provides an introduction to preschool.  This class is offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only.We hope that you will choose Kiddie Kollege Preschool to serve your family.  If you have any questions, or you would like to visit our classrooms, please feel free to contact us at (574) 267-7260.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Jennifer Nier – Director


Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to prepare preschool aged children for kindergarten by providing a safe, caring environment in which to learn, while offering them opportunities to explore their world through academic, social, physical, and spiritual activities.


Class Times

Morning: 9:00-11:30 a.m.  


Children ages 2 through age 5. (Preschool class must be 3 by August 1st and potty-trained)

Tuition Cost

You may enroll your child 3,4, or 5 days a week. We offer parents flexibility by allowing you to choose which days you would like your child to attend.
Child attendance
Cost per month
Explorers (2 year olds) $80
3 days per week
4 days per week
5 days per week
* Non-refundable registration fee for the year-$30.
*Snack / Supplies fee for the year-$35 for those that attend 3 days per week, $40 for those that attend 4 days and $45 for those that attend 5 days.
The Space Maze is a big draw for kids!

The Space Maze is a big draw for kids!

Toddler Class Child must be 2 by August 1st of that school year.  Potty training not required.  Focus: socialization and lots of hands-on activities.  Class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-11:30.







Download any of the needed paperwork right here.

Kiddie Kollege Brochure 

Kiddie Kollege Parent Handbook



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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)


All of our staff have experience caring for children, and most have work experience at our preschool.  All staff will 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 upcoming week. 
  • You may also pay by the month (on the 1st of each month for the upcoming month)

-$6/day per child for before school care (7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.)

-$6/day per child for after school care (3:40 p.m-5:30 p.m.)

Fees Continued

-$6 per child per day (up to 2 hours)

-$10 for half day (2 to 4 hours)

-$18 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.

  • Maintenance fee of $30 per child and $45 for two children-every 6 months.


Download the needed paperwork for childcare here.

Kiddie Kare Registration Form

Kiddie Kare Emergency Information Form

Kiddie Kare Fire Notice

Kiddie Kare Closings

Kiddie Kare Parent Notice



Kiddie Kollege Update:

Last day of school-Thursday, May 19 

Graduation-Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

We have 7 openings left in our 3 day Pre-K class, but all of our other classes are full for the 2016-2017 school year and have waiting lists!  We are thankful to be blessed with families that choose our program for their child’s early education. Please pray for these children, their families and our staff for the upcoming school year.

Kiddie Kare Update:

Since December of last year, we have had four child care facilities close their doors, making for many      panicked parents, as they have had little notice to locate new care for their children.  Our little program has grown but our building is not equipped to house as many children as these former, larger facilities.  When we first opened our child care in 2008, we saw the need families had in our community, not only to have a place that would provide quality care for children but also provide Christian instruction.  Right now in all of Warsaw and Winona Lake, our child care is only 1 of 2 child care ministries left.  I am asking that our church family will rally together and pray for this situation. God could be providing an opportunity for our program to grow, which could stretch us all (change is never easy!).  Please pray for all those involved in making decisions for our child care, that God would provide guidance and that He will bless us to be able to serve both Him and many families for years to come.

Thanks for your support,