This page lists the websites of the two local school districts serving Monroe County, and area agencies that provide services for parents (and parents to be). To find other local groups that provide assistance to parents, search our Community Organizations database for the words parent or parenting.
- Indiana Dept. of Education: Advanced Search for School and Corporation Reports
Search by Indiana city or county name to obtain contact information and data on individual schools in that area, including charter and private schools.
- Monroe County Community School Corporation
MCCSC serves residents of Bloomington and areas to the south and east in Monroe County. Find a list of MCCSC schools and addresses, curriculum standards, special programs, a calendar for the school year, news of school closings and delays, and more. Use the WebQuery tool to help you determine the schools a student is eligible to attend and the available bus stops, or phone MCCSC at 330-7700.
- Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
RBBCSC serves residents of Ellettsville and portions of Bloomington on the west side of Monroe County. The website provides information about the school system, individual schools, school calendar and closings, and more. Phone RBBCSC at 876-7100.
Local Agencies Serving Parents
BloomingMoms is an association for moms in Bloomington, Indiana. We host a bi-weekly program during the school year, regional playgroups during the summer, and occasional other special events.
- Bloomington Area Birth Services
For women and families navigating the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood, BABS provides childbirth classes, prenatal and postpartum yoga, breastfeeding support, parent-baby playtimes and other support groups.
- Born Learning
This United Way initiative is designed to help parents, caregivers and communities support early childhood development with information on stages of development, and research-based ideas for turning everyday moments into fun learning opportunities for young children.
- City of Bloomington: Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD)
CFRD provides programs and services that help build a strong, vital community. For more information, phone: 812-349-3430. See especially:
- Bloomington and Monroe County Child Care Referral Guide (pdf)
Check here for locations and information about licensed family child care homes and centers, registered ministries, preschool programs, and school-age/summer care programs
- Community Health Programs and Outreach
Provides information on local and state health programs and initiatives, such as Hoosier Healthwise.
- Indiana Department of Child Services
Provides information on Adoption, Foster Care, Child Support and Child Protective Services. Also addresses child safety issues and frequently asked questions by parents, such as At What Age Can a Child Remain Home Alone?
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration: Department of Family Resources
The division administers cash assistance, child care assistance, and food assistance, employment and training services for low-income clients, as well as Medicaid eligibility, throughout the state. Also oversees Paths to Quality, Indiana's Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System, and a database of Child Care Provider Information.
- IU Health Bloomington: Women & Children's Services
Provides information about childbirth preparation classes, labor and delivery options, breastfeeding support and other services available through IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
- La Leche League of Bloomington
An international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. The Bloomington organization offers monthly meetings, publications, telephone support and more.
- Paths to Quality: Better Child Care, Brighter Futures
Search for childcare providers by type of agency: centers, homes, or ministries.