Early Childhood Center


The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a preschool and childcare ministry of Church at the Crossing. Since 1983, ECC has excelled in providing a safe and nurturing Christian learning environment for preschool aged children 16 months to 5 years. The programs at ECC are designed to make the preschool experience affordable, accessible and exciting allowing children to prepare for Kindergarten.

Questions? Give us a call at 317.575.6508

Programs offered at ECC

ALL-DAY PRESCHOOL (a.k.a "The Neighborhood")

  • Ages 16 months–5 years
  • Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Single-day & full-week options available


  • Ages 3–5 years
  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Preschool 3’s Class (Tuesday/Thursday with Monday option)
  • Preschool 4’s Class (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Transitional Class (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)


  • Ages 16 months–2 years
  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday options

Director John Drake has been leading and developing the programs at ECC for 27 years. Working with the teachers, parents, church, and administration, our programs stand apart by offering opportunities for every child to explore the world around them through play, imagination, exploration, and creativity. Together, we have created an environment to support and encourage love, learning, safety and the development of your child. In addition to the age-appropriate curriculum designed by our qualified teaching staff, ECC offers many events, performances, visitors, and field trips in which your child may engage.

Enrichment Programs

We offer Enrichment Programs to increase your child’s activity and development:

  • Soccer Shots
  • First Steps in Music
  • Indy Dance Academy

Events & Performances 

Families are invited to join us for our many events and performances throughout the year:

  • September Kick-Off Party
  • Pumpkin Party
  • Christmas Program
  • Spring Sing
  • Book Fairs
  • Fundraisers

Volunteer Opportunities

Parents have several opportunities to get involved with our classrooms and programming: 

  • Event Assistance
  • Class & Individual Photos
  • Room Parents
  • Fundraisers
  • Classroom Assistance

Find More Info