About

To Provide and Advocate

Our definition of child care has evolved and expanded to focus on development and early education. Our work has grown to go beyond our centers to ensure that all children, families, and care providers have the right tools to create success.

Our mission is to provide and advocate for quality child care and early education.

50 Years of Child
Development Solutions

In 1969, Lafayette Community Care Center and the original Dennis Burton Care Center were founded with the common goal of providing affordable child care to working families. In 1976, they merged to become Tippecanoe County Child Care (TCCC) in order to expand their reach and help more families.

TCCC grew and continued to innovate child empowerment by introducing a variety of programs. In 1978, a program funded by the state of Indiana resulted in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Child Care Resource Network. In 1999, the Cool School After School Enrichment Program was founded as a United Way Priority Initiative, leading to our continued long-term partnership.

In 2013, TCCC rebranded to become Right Steps. Throughout our 50 year history, Right Steps has evolved into a multi-program agency aiding families and care providers. We carefully and strategically select partners and programs that will directly benefit child development throughout our communities.

Right Steps has evolved into a multi-program agency aiding families and care providers.

Our Team

Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers is passionate about fulfilling our mission and helping families through their child development journey.

If you believe in our dedication to child development and want to join the team,

If you are passionate about serving the children and families in your community,

Administration

Debi Debruyn

President and CEO

Victoria Matney

Vice President of CCRR Operations

Carly (Cripe) Eastman

Marketing & Communications Director

Jackie Troke

Accounting Associate

Tammey Lindblom

Vice President of Center Operations

Vicki Smith

Administrative Services Director

Adrienne Buchanan

Senior Accounting Director

April Hurst

CACFP Director

Center
Directors

Karlee Benner

Rhiannon Ryder

Dennis Burton

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Maureen Inman

Ashley Smith

Wabash Landing

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Jessica Pierce

Kathy Murtaugh

Margaret Schreyer

Growing Patch

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We are incredibly grateful for the guidance and support we receive from leading members of our community. Get to know the dedicated professionals helping us serve local families.

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