Meet the Owner
Polly Panda Preschool was born in 1984 out of my desire to offer the Indianapolis community a new and better choice for early childhood education that fit within the schedule of working families. As a teacher and the mother of three, I discovered there were often two pathways for parents to take with their preschool children. The first choice was for child care that was often lacking in an educational component and the other was preschool that was often lacking in a child care component. My desire was to build a program combining both of those pathways, thus, Polly Panda began!
When Polly Panda Preschool combined excellent preschool programming within the full-day scheduling needs of working parents, the center began it's 29-year history.
Polly Panda believes every child needs to feel respected and safe in his or her early childhood setting. In addition, every child needs to learn how to socialize, solve problems, and make discoveries as he or she builds upon his or her skills of readiness for future years.
We are a family-centered and family-owned early childhood center. Since our beginning, there has been no change in ownership and no change in standards. We believe in excellence as we continue to serve our children and families with much joy and great pride.
— Marsha Hutchinson, M. Ed., M. Div.