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.
Kindergarten is a big step for a child and family. Day Early Learning is partnering with families in making the leap to kindergarten by providing a variety of supports and resources. This year, we’re excited to introduce Family Connect Conferences for our Day Early Learning families, to help prepare them and their child for the transition to kindergarten. The… MORE
by Kent Mitchell, Vice President of Outreach and Partnerships, Early Learning Indiana ELAC provides key insights into how Hoosiers can grow early opportunities. We all care about young children and families in Indiana. But with 504,000 Hoosier children, aged five years and younger, good intentions are often not enough. Data about their well-being points to a… MORE
by Shannon Ford, MA, ECE Professional Development Specialist If there’s something I knew about raising a boy solo, it was that I would need a mantra to guide me. Funny how things happen. My Jacob came into this world screaming and crying while the Beatles hit song, Here Comes the Sun was playing in the… MORE
by Ted Maple, Ph.D., President and CEO, Early Learning Indiana Hoosiers want pre-K in Indiana. And they want our state to invest. Last year, a statewide public opinion poll found that 7 in 10 voters want to expand pre-K and they want our state to go big. They want high-quality pre-K to be more accessible… MORE