Child Care

At Terre Haute/Vigo County, we want to build a system for children to do well and be ready for school.  Area day care centers educate and nurture children. And choosing appropriate childcare is one of the greatest challenges of being a working parent.

Facts on Vigo County:

Total number of children 0-5 = 7,974

  • Number of children under 0-5 with parents in need of out-of-home care = 5,581
  • Number of Licensed homes = 144 with capacity of 1853
  • Number of Centers = 8 with capacity of 583
  • Number of Accredited Homes =  1
  • Number of Accredited Centers = 7

Licensed care capacity = 2,436

Access to licensed care 43% of eligible children

  • Number of Ministry Child Care = 6 (recommended capacity of 404)
  • Number of Legally Licensed Exempt Homes = 77 (average capacity =6)
  • Annual number of children receiving child care subsidies = 1,734
  • Monthly number of children on wait list for subsidies = 187

Source: Prepared by the Stein Group, Inc., September 2006

In Vigo County, residents are fortunate to have many choices available.

Child Care referrals and early education resources:

Community Alliance and Services for Young Children
1101 South 13th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802
812.232.3952; 800.886.3952
Web site:

United Way of the Wabash Valley
2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 215
P.O. Box 3094
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Web site:

Premier Child Care providers:

Indiana State University
Early Childhood Education Center
200 Farrington Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Web site:

Saint Mary-of-the Woods
Woods Day Care/Pre School
Terre Haute, IN 47876
Web site:

Union Hospital Child Development Center
1729 North 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47804
Web site:


Terre Haute, Indiana


The Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation works closely with local and state officials to develop customized packages that meet the needs of business and the interests of the community.  The scope of project incentives is based on number and type of new jobs created or retained in Indiana, and new capital investments made in the community.

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Terre Haute EDC
630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 101
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807

Steve Witt, President
Phone: (812) 234-2524
Fax: (812) 232-6054