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Henry County Child Care Network

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Henry County Child Care Network at a Glance

The Henry County Child Care Network is a project of HOPE Initiative, a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The first care and education facility will be named after Beverly Hankenhoff, an early education advocate and a leader in education who passed away in 2019. Beverly received a master's degree in education from Ball State University. Beverly had a total of forty-five years in education. Beverly was Chairwoman of the Board at CRADLES an early childhood ministry, which was part of the New Castle Vocational Program.  She also initiated the education program at the Henry Youth Center. Beverly participated on the board of HOPE Initiative, guiding team members as they developed a strategic plan to improve quality education and care for all children in New Castle.

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Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

The Henry County Child Care Network is in the business of changing and shaping lives. We are guided by the mission of supporting the healthy development of all children through high quality programming. Bev's Place is a catalyst for child care throughout Henry County that will create a web of quality care for all children. The work we do at our non-profit organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by informing and educating them to our mission and including them in our action plan.

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Developing Children's Futures

The Henry County Child Care Network is seeking early learning teachers who have a passion for our mission.  Our teachers plan and implement activities which are designed to develop a range of social, cognitive, and/or motor skills for individual and/or groups of children, working within child care environments.

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Reinforcing our Commitment

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies to increase child care options in Henry County. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.


One Step at a Time

At the Henry County Child Care Network, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the need for affordable child care. The Henry County Child Care Network believes, through cooperation and community empowerment, we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more about the program, partnering with us on our journey.

Would you like to support our efforts to provide the healthy development of all children through high quality programming?

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Committed to the Cause

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of programming. Their ideas are shaping the direction and mission of the Henry County Child Care Network. 

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Beverly Hankenhoff


Bev's Place, the first care and education center will be named in honor of Beverly Hankenhoff an advocate for high quality programing in Henry County.

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“Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.” ~Loris Malaguzzi, "The Hundered Languages of Children."

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Contact the Henry County Child Care Network

205 S. 21st Street, New Castle, IN 47362

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