What is Sunflower?As a cooperative, parents are responsible for running Sunflower, working several hours a week in exchange for low fees and a sense of community. Since IU takes care of the building and provides work-study employees, it is preferred that our members be affiliated with the University. However, when we have unfilled spaces members of the Bloomington community are also welcomed.
Ages and Number of ChildrenNewly enrolled children range in age from one year to thirty (30) months. Sunflower currently has a maximum full-time enrollment of nine children at one time. We prefer an adult to child ration of one to three; however, at all times a ratio of at least one adult to four children is maintained.
HolidaysSunflower is closed during holidays at IU, including breaks, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the 4th of July. However, Sunflower may be open during a holiday upon agreement of all the members.
FeesCurrent fees for full-time care are $175.00 per month per child.