Paladin Early Childhood Programs


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Head Start of LaPorte is a free, federal program available for LaPorte County children ages 3-5. Head Start is income-based. However, children who are homeless, in foster care, or living in a household that receives public assistance (SNAP, TANF) are automatically eligible.

Imagination Station is LaPorte's high-quality, center-based preschool for children 6-weeks through 30+ months. Imagination Station is a paid preschool which accepts vouchers such as the CCDF and On My Way Pre-K.

Enrolling now for the 2024-2025 school year.

Our Locations

Imagination Station

Located in the heart of the Edgewood Neighborhood in Michigan City.

Head Start

Niemann School; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

Head Start

Bethany Lutheran Church; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

All Sites Are Equipped With

  • Closed circuit monitoring of every room
  • Secured entry system
  • Radio Communication System
  • One-touch emergency call buttons
  • Strict adherence to licensing, health, and fire regulations
  • ADA accessible and developmentally appropriate fenced-in playgrounds
  • Comprehensive staff training on safety drills, emergency procedures, and active supervision.

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Ready to Help?

We need your support! As a non-profit agency, Paladin relies on volunteers and donor gifts to continue the work. For LaPorte County's children, Paladin will continue to provide the highest quality care with experiential learning experiences that get kids school ready. May we count on you today?