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 a program of Early Learning Indiana 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.
As state expands On My Way Pre-K, challenges remain in reaching more Hoosier children As Hoosier families prepare to send their children to state-funded pre-K programs this week, today Early Learning Indiana released a new policy brief examining access to high-quality programs statewide. “Mile Markers: Access to High-Quality Pre-K” supplements the “On the Road to… MORE
$72,500 awarded to 14 early education programs across the state Recognizing early childhood programs for their innovative efforts to engage families of young children, Early Learning Indiana announced today that 14 programs across the state are winners in its first-ever Family Engagement Prize competition. The new prize competition drew 145 applicants for the seven awards… MORE
Reading books is a great way to start the conversation about Kindergarten with your child. Books can spark topics about your child’s fears about starting school and help them learn what to expect at school. Here are some good titles: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneber Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes Off… MORE
Spotlight on Child Care Answers Child Care Answers (CCA) became part of Early Learning Indiana in 1985. At first, it provided training and support for home child care providers; today it provides support and training for all types of child care providers and early educators as well as serving as a resource and referral service… MORE