New child care center coming to Fishers

A recent Children’s Learning Adventure opened in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Submitted photo)
A recent Children’s Learning Adventure opened in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Submitted photo)

By Holly Kline

Children’s Learning Adventure child care center, or CLA, will open the first Fishers location in 2016. Known for offering a specific curriculum and exciting classroom attractions, CLA offers a stimulating learning environment mixed with favorite kid activities. The facility will be located near Highway 37 and 131st Street in the Fishers Marketplace area.

“Fishers is a vibrant Indiana community that is an excellent cultural fit for our requirements,” said Daniel Petersen, a vice president at Children’s Learning Adventure. “The fit is mutually beneficial; we become an amenity to our communities that parents seek out.”

Kids are drawn to the amenities as well, as CLA provides activities that may not be seen at typical childcare facilities. According to Petersen, CLA centers feature a planetarium in the Math & Science lab, a television studio for teaching public speaking skills, an art studio complete with a kiln for pottery and a miniature city that helps kids experience a real life environment.

CLA accepts children from 6 weeks of age on up through sixth grade and provides a specific curriculum to each age group. Petersen stated that CLA can be thought of as a premium early education provider. “Our proprietary Lifetime Adventures curriculum was designed in partnership between CLA and leading early childhood brain experts, and our curriculum programs include infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-K and both before school and after school,” he said.

In fact, similar to the CLA classroom amenities, the center’s after school activities seem to be above and beyond the usual experience. “Our afterschool and summer camp complex features full court basketball, bowling lanes by Brunswick, a commercial grade cooking school, a Broadway-style theater, computer/iPad lab and a large quiet study hall,” Petersen stated. “I have yet to see anybody in the industry do afterschool and summer camp like we do.”

CLA’s summer camps are popular at other locations and Petersen said that summer camp programs will be offered in Fishers. He went on to say that the kids enrolled in summer camps will also be able to participate in field trips.

Children’s Learning Adventure has big plans for the area. “We’re excited to be coming to Fishers and we look forward to opening in 2016,” said Petersen.