Category: Children’s Village News

Fun at the Zoo


Each year, students from Lutheran Social Services of Indiana’s Children’s Village and residents of Lutheran Life Villages come together for an annual Zoo Day, a time of intergenerational fun at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

“Our annual Zoo Day is keenly anticipated by both our students and their senior friends from Lutheran Life Villages,” says Children’s Village Director Kathy Lehman. “We believe that this intergenerational event, just as our regular intergenerational programming at Children’s Village, is of great benefit to both groups, fostering understanding, respect, and learning.”



Paying a Visit

Who we serve
    We serve children 6 weeks through 6 years of age. We provide professional and affordable service to families with full-time child-care needs.
Hours of operation
    Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    (Children are required to be in the building by 9:25 a.m. daily.)
Admission information
  • We accept state vouchers through Brightpoint (formerly CANI) and offer a sliding-scale fee based on a family’s monthly income.
  • Children’s Village Early Learning Center serves children, families, and employees without regard to religion, age, sex, color, national origin, or disability.
  • We are licensed by the State of Indiana.
  • Nationally accredited through Council on Accreditation.
  • Level 4 Paths to Quality site.
2014 Children’s Village outcomes
  • 94 percent of children enrolled gained at least one level of growth in language, communication, literacy, and social relations categories using the HighScope Curriculum assessment tool, Child Observation Record.
  • Children, senior volunteers from our community, the Foster Grandparents program, and senior residents from Lutheran Life Villages participated in 5,000 hours of intergenerational activities.
  • More than 100 faith-based lessons were enjoyed at Children’s Village.
Contact Us
    6613 South Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
    Phone: (260) 744-0006
    Fax: (260) 456-0598