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.
After 115 years of serving the children and families of central Indiana with high-quality child care and preschool, Day Nursery Association has changed its name. “Early Learning Indiana” represents the new vision for our mission and for the state of Indiana. Parents of children who attend one of our Day Early Learning centers know we… MORE
In October 2014, Lily Endowment Inc. awarded a $22.5 million grant to boost early childhood education statewide–including $20 million directly to Early Learning Indiana. The goal of the grant is to help Early Learning Indiana increase the quality and quantity of early childhood education opportunities across Indiana. The funds will go toward helping more early education programs… MORE
Thanks for visiting the new Early Learning Indiana website. We believe early childhood education is one of the most important issues facing Hoosiers in the 21st century. We’ve seen the enormous impact that quality early learning experiences can make in kids’ lives firsthand–after all, we’ve been involved in the field for more than 100 years…. MORE
Thank you to the Season for Sharing, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation, for providing $10,000 toward the Day Nursery Tuition Assistance Program. In 2012, more than 300 Day Nursery children and their families received assistance from our program . This funding allows all families to choose high quality, accredited early care and education for their… MORE