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.
Our dinosaur study at Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center began in mid-March after Ms. Nikkia noticed that many children were checking out books about dinosaurs from the bookmobile each week. She added toy dinosaurs to the block center and more dinosaur books to our classroom library. The children immediately began using the materials during… MORE
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald Tell a Story Day is celebrated in the United States on April 27th and although the date has passed, you can still celebrate this week by sharing a story or two with your child or grand-child. Tell a Story Day is also… MORE
by Lauren George, Infant/Toddler Specialist Biting causes more upset feelings than any other behavior in child care. However, we know that biting is a typical part of development that many infants and toddlers go through. So, why do infants and toddlers bite and what can we do about it as parents and caregivers? Infants from birth… MORE
“Indy (Hearts) Pre-K,” stated the t-shirts upon throngs of people packed into the Indianapolis City-County Council meeting room on March 2. On that evening, the collective effort of many people paid off when the Council votes 19-10 to approve funding for the Indianapolis Preschool Scholarship Program (or “Indy PSP”). The program will serve over 1,000… MORE