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.
Teresa Carter celebrates 36 years of teaching at Day Early Learning Each morning, Ms. Teresa greets her young learners with a warm smile that never seems to disappear. She reassures young moms with a confidence that comes from nearly four decades of caring for and educating children at Early Learning Indiana’s Day Early Learning centers…. MORE
FULLBEAUTY Brands commits to giving back to communities where they operate and where their customers live. Fortunately for us, they are located near the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Their annual carnival demonstrates their generosity. This summer, FULLBEAUTY Brands invited our Day Early Learning children, along with children from their neighborhood, to this elaborate celebration. They… MORE
Indiana can and must do a better job of aligning its preschool and elementary school programs to fully reap the benefits of early education, a new policy brief released this morning from Early Learning Indiana argues. “Mile Markers: Smoothing the transition from pre-K to Elementary School,” urges greater continuity between early learning and K-3. Recommendations… MORE
Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the Kathy Klatte Professional Development Award, Saydi Yerke! Saydi is a toddler teacher at Day Early Learning State Government Center and demonstrates excellence in early childhood education. When asked what motivates her to go above and beyond as a teacher, she says, “Watching children grow and sharing that growth with families as… MORE