Early Learning Indiana exists to provide leadership, advocacy, and early childhood education services to continually improve the early learning landscape in Indiana.
But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’ve partnered with United Way of Central Indiana, whose commitment to improving education and child care in Indiana is well known. And it’s why we seek partnerships with others who share our commitment to early education in Indiana. Collaboration is critical to our success—and to the success of the children we serve.
Under the name Day Nursery, we provided Central Indiana families with high-quality child care and preschool education services for more than 100 years. Today we’re doing the same—only now, our schools are known as Day Early Learning Centers.
All of our centers maintain the highest level of accreditation. Our activity-based curriculum inspires life-long learning in children. Our highly trained staff and small class sizes ensure every child receives attention from credentialed education professionals. And our commitment to diversity is unrivaled.
Child Care Answers is an Early Learning Indiana organization serving both parents and child care providers.
To parents, we’re a valuable referral resource dedicated to helping them find child care services that meet their needs. To providers and educators, we’re a resource for professional development, teacher training, licensing, mentoring, and much more.
To learn more, visit the Child Care Answers website.
by Cheryl Tyler, Outreach Specialist, Child Care Answers One word says it all. Quality. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word quality means a degree of excellence. Did you choose quality when you chose your child care provider? Did you pick a child care provider with a degree of excellence? If not, are you rethinking your… MORE
by Ted Maple, President and CEO of Early Learning Indiana Over 100 years ago when Day Nursery (now Early Learning Indiana) began to serve the Indianapolis community, we were created to make lives better for children and families because they needed reliable child care. Today that need is greater than ever. Seven out of ten… MORE
by Sarah Bailey, Inclusion Specialist, Child Care Answers As the Inclusion Specialist, one of the biggest concerns I hear is how to help children teach themselves how to calm down. We focus on using social emotional skills to help reduce challenging behaviors. There has been a great push towards making a ‘cozy area’ in each classroom…. MORE
Child Care Answers has received several questions from early childhood educators about the best way to support the mother who is breast feeding. As the Infant Toddler Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor I am available to provide technical assistance to child care programs to help you learn about the difference in breast milk, how to… MORE