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 Emily Barrow, CACFP Child Nutrition Professional I know your schedule is jam-packed with work, child care drop-offs, sports, lessons, and play dates. But what about meals as a family? It’s easy to rush through them, but meal times are an important part of child development. Meal times are more than just feeding your child; they… MORE
“The Early Learning Indiana scholarship truly helps my family by providing access to a SAFE and WONDERFUL center to send my child while I go to work during the day. The best gift I could ask for!” – Day Early Learning Parent One important program that sets Day Early Learning centers apart from other high quality… MORE
by Ted Maple, Ph.D., President and CEO In the age of iPads and on-demand TV, books are still important. It is stating the obvious to say that parents and teachers should keep reading books to young children. We know the importance of reading aloud from the very beginning of childhood for a child’s love of… MORE
by Shannon Ford, MA, ECE Professional Development Specialist Here’s one of my all-time favorite scenes playing out in preschool: seeing a child run up to another and happily handing over a toy. I don’t mean just any toy, but the same toy these two kiddos were wrestling and crying over just five minutes ago. Happily, did… MORE