Heartland Church caters to kids with Adventureland Childcare


Becki Kurtz teaches Adventureland students Nadia Zawahri and Myles Wheeler. (Photo by Jon Cartagena)

With the ground-breaking of a new Heartland Church campus in Fishers also comes the creation of a second Adventureland Childcare. Adventureland is only available through Heartland’s only permanent location at 9665 Hague Rd.

“We have a lot of people come to our church, and (Adventureland) is another way to serve that side of the community with youth,” said Jennifer McSoley, senior director at Adventureland. “The building we are putting in is because we have a need for space. All the services are very full, so that’s another way to meet the needs of community on that side.”

Adventureland is a day care that runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and caters to children from infants through preschool. Heartland and an early version of Adventureland originally launched 16 years ago. Adding another church location was needed because of full services and a waitlist for Adventureland care.

“Adventureland is a ministry of Heartland Church,” McSoley said. “We serve like a day care but more of an educational day care with Christian backing. The age range is from 6 weeks up to pre-kindergarten, and before- and after-school care. The program partners with the church on spiritual teaching types of stuff and things like moral values, and we have other programs that are not religious based.”

Heartland Church sets up weekly services at Carey Ridge Elementary School in Westfield and the public library in downtown Indianapolis. The new building is being built near Thorpe Creek Elementary, 14642 E. 126th St., Fishers. Pastor Darryn Scheske records sermons at the Hague Road location. It is broadcast to the other three locations.

McSoley said Heartland is looking into pursuing a permanent location in Westfield and would pursue opening an Adventureland when that occurs.

Pricing ranges from $112 to $269 a week, depending on age and part-time or full-time options. For more, visit heartlandchurch.com.

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