A Flexible Preschool Program for your Modern Lifestyle. Customize it to fit your schedule!

Our Preschool Exploration and Child’s Day Out Program for ages 2-5 will debut this Fall in Fishers. We’re conveniently located near Target, just off of I-69 at 116th Street. Choose as few or many days as you need- Seriously- you make the schedule! 

We know that parents have varying schedules, and we hope to bring a new, affordable option to our community. Our play based preschool exploration program is inspired by Reggio Emilia & Montessori learning activities in a multi age setting. We’ll still have our drop-in, full day and flexible options currently offered. Children enrolled in the preschool exploration can come earlier or stay later for additional time to socialize and explore.

Our calendar is still evolving as well as a few final details, but we wanted to share with you what we have! Registration is now open! Please fill out this interest form, and ask us any questions that you have. We’ll be in touch within 48 hours with information to register and to answer any questions! You can always email us too: Info@villageplaycare.com too.

Spaces will be limited as we are a boutique facility and are following social distancing guidelines by currently operating at a smaller capacity.

Sign Up Now!

( fill out our inquiry form above, we’ll answer and questions and send you a registration link)

We plan to start the program officially on Monday August 24th. However, once you register, you can take advantage of the pricing anytime after July 13th! 

What is a Playbased, Reggio Inspired Program?

The role of teachers in a play based program is to facilitate and extend play, while guiding children’s learning to support each child’s unique process of discovery. Teachers integrate ideas and interests into group projects and activities that may extend over days or weeks.

We incorporate techniques from the field of early childhood- including Reggio Emilia and Montessori inspirations into the setup and guidance of the classroom. We utilize observations of children at play to create curriculum that is relevant to their interests and skills.

Do they learn letters & numbers?

Yes! See our schedule below. We’ll start with a morning circle time where we’ll do the calendar, since song, read stories, share with our friends. We’ll also introduce monthly letters/numbers/literacy focuses during this time. Then the skills will be reinforced at hands on teacher led play stations, or through independent games and activities. You won’t see a lot of worksheet type of projects ( although occasionally you’ll see some!)- most of the practice is hands on. Eg. tracing letters in sand or playdough, Invitations to play where they count with acorns. Rolling the dice and counting blocks, etc.  We do have monthly themes too.

What is the Cost?

Weekly Rate:

( equivalent to $9.50/hr, and you have full flexibility to switch days and add on hours as needed. This is huge savings from our regular drop in rate! It’s even $1 off our our lowest summer pricing)

1 Day $23.75/week- $95/month

2 Days:$47.50/week $190/month

3 Days: $71.25/week $285/month

4 Days: $95/week- $380/month

5 Days: $118.75/week- $475/month

10 pack: $227.50 Pick any 10 days in the month (If you have a shift schedule, travel or work one week on/week off etc- this is for you!)

Full Day: $65 (about $8/hr)

(up to 8 hours, must be signed up for preschool for this rate)

Siblings: $5/hr

Sibling Monthly Pricing ($5/hr)

1 day: $60  2 days: $120  3 days:$180  4 days: $240  5 day: $300

Full Week Discount: $250 ($225 every other week when it’s a 4.5 day week). Siblings: $200

Includes before and/or after preschool care. Can come as early as 8/8:30 and we can accommodate schedules until 5:30/6 based on need. Pricing is for up an 8 hour day. We have a limited spaces- so it’s best to register soon as we anticipate a wait list.  Ages 2-5. If you have infant siblings email us and we’ll figure out the best pricing.

*pricing is subject to change*

Exploration Pass:

$8.00/hr ( this is $2.50/hr less than the best prices we’ve ever offered! ( can be used from 8-9am or after 11:30am)

example: Our preschool exploration is from 9-11:30am. You want your little one to experience lunch and have more time to play, so you’ll pick them at up 1. The extra 1.5 hours would only be $8/hr billed to the minute.  You do pre-pay for the preschool hours, but can add these on whenever you need to! They are completely flexible- seriously!

Or, maybe 9am doesn’t work, and you need to come at 8:30? You just pay the $8/hr rate billed to the minute. But you must be enrolled in our preschool program, and attending on that day to receive this rate.

What are the Days?

Monday-Friday. ( we are closed a 1/2 day every other week, see details below- most likely Friday, calendar coming soon) You pick the days of the week based on what you want to sign up for.  Example, if you sign up for 3 days/week, you can choose any 3 days in the week. You may also switch those days by week such as Tue, Wed, Thu one week, then the next Tue, Wed, Fri. This gives you the freedom and flexibility for changing schedules!

What are Exploration Hours?

Exploration hours gives your child the opportunity to socialize and play beyond class, and gives you more time to work or do what you need and WANT to do. Your child MUST be enrolled in our preschool during that month ( and attending on that day) to use this special pricing.

Do I have to register?

Yes, we are offering very competitive introductory pricing for our preschool exploration program. You do need to pay the $30 preschool registration fee to enjoy the pricing benefits. If you don’t want to to register for the preschool, you can simply pay our “Drop-in” Preschool and Drop-in Hour rates and come whenever you want!

What are the times?

9-11:30. You may arrive 5 minutes prior; any time prior to that or after 9 am.  If you want your child to come earlier or stay later- it’s just $8/hr billed to the minute.

How does the billing work?

You pick your  schedule such as 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings a week. These day can rotate, or you can keep a traditional schedule. After the first two weeks, if you’d like to continue, we’ll bill for each month in advance on Auto-Pay on the 28th of each month (or business day prior if the 28th falls on a weekend). If you’d like to dis-enroll your child or make a change to the number of days, please notify us by the 14th.

Drop-in or exploration hours are billed to the minute as needed.

If you don’t sign up for preschool- but want to occasionally use our preschool Drop-in, you’ll simply be billed for each visit at the regular drop-in rate.


Preschool Starts at 9 ( children can arrive 5 minutes before with no extra charge, or as early as 8 am and can use Exploration Hours)

8:00-9:00: Free Play Exploration

9:00 -9:20:Circle Time (welcome/calendar/numbers/letters/sharing and singing/setting project intentions for the day)

9:20 – 10: Free play/teacher led and independent learning centers and project work/small group activities or special whole class activity (music, large scale art making, etc.) Indoors/outdoors.

10:00: Snack & Cleanup

10:20 – 11:30 Free play/learning centers and project work/small group activities or special whole class activity. Outdoor Play.

11:30: Pickup for those leaving. Kids can stay longer with Exploration Hours

12:00 Lunch

12:30: Outdoor Play/Free Time/Quiet time

1:00-3:00: Quiet time/Yoga/Story Time/ Nap (depending on age)

3:00 Snack

3:15-close: Free Play Choices, Outside Time

*This schedule is a guideline and can change at anytime