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Center for Early Childhood Education


The center's mission is to help all children in Howard County be successful when they enter kindergarten. We do this by providing information and ideas for you to try with your child, sponsoring monthly events and providing "take home totes" filled with books, games, puzzles and other educational toys. We also work with other organizations in the community who provide services for families with young children.

We are located at 2725 S Lafountain St, at the corner of Lincoln and Lafountain and funded by a Lilly grant through the Howard County Commmunity Foundation.

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Our Free Programs for residents of Howard County

"Totes for Tots" are canvas bags full of items selected specifically for your child. The tote can be picked up at our center, delivered to your home, place of work, or where your child is during the day. The tote is loaned to you for one month. When you return it, you will receive another tote filled with new educational materials. The items in the tote will help your child learn important concepts like sounds, colors, numbers, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, sharing, and other valuable lessons to provide foundation for success in school.

Activity Room

We have an activity room for you and your child to play, paint, and make crafts.  We have a new craft each month starting on the first of the month.  Our activity room is open Monday through Friday from 10:00-5:00.  We are closed on the days that IUK is closed. 

Monthly Newsletters

Our newsletter is mailed every month and includes activity ideas, information about child development, community events, and other resources to assist you as your child's first teacher.

Newsletter Archive

If you are interested in any of our programs, or if you have any questions, you can contact us by any of the means listed below:

Our email address is: ucece@iuk.edu
Our phone number is: 765-455-9427
Our mailing address is:

Center for Early Childhood Education
Indiana University Kokomo
2300 S. Washington St
Kokomo, IN 46902

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