The Daycare

Dawn 'til Dusk Daycare is the only 100% locally-owned, non-franchise facility of its size in the area. Our enrollment is smaller and more intimate, as we have only about 60 spaces available. All children are placed into age and ability appropriate classrooms with children of the same age in their own building.

We are a licensed facility, subject to all State of Indiana rules and regulations, and are monitored annually. Additionally, we are routinely inspected and observed by the agents of Child and Adult Care Food Program during meal preparation. Our teacher-student ratio follows the guidelines set-out by the state, specifically 4:1 for infants, 6:1 for toddlers and 10:1 for Pre-K.

The primary teachers for each classroom are dedicated to that age group, so the children see the same faces every day. All lead teachers have an educational background, degree in childhood development, or years experience at Dawn 'til Dusk. We also have a great group of highschoolers who come in after school. With a total of 22 teachers, the children are exposed to a wide variety of personalities.


The Owner

 Dawn Ludlow Lantz has been in operation since 1991. Dawn is a lifelong resident of Zionsville, having graduated from Zionsville Community Schools before obtaining a B.S. in general studies from Ball State University. She has two girls, Hunter and Saige