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.
by Ted Maple, Ph.D., President and CEO Thousands of young children will have access to pre-K this year thanks to clear demonstration of the need for pre-K expansion, strong support from Hoosier citizens, positive early results of the On My Way Pre-K pilot, and compelling case for investing in Indiana’s future. Our state leaders – our… MORE
In-classroom coaching implemented to elevate quality in our centers. Recent research is challenging the traditional notion of teacher professional development. Instead of teachers attending workshops or trainings outside of their workplace, early childhood teachers often learn best and implement effective instructional strategies through on-site coaching. Evidence suggests when teacher learning is grounded in day-to-day practice,… MORE
Kindergarten is a big step! There are several ways you can help your child make that leap. Here are some ideas of simple activities you can do with your child. Read everyday! Talk about the words in books, ask your child to predict what will happen next in the stories, and ask your child to… MORE
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017 By Ted Maple, Ph.D., President and CEO, Early Learning Indiana Last fall, a new four-year-old student enrolled in one of our early learning centers after receiving a state pre-K scholarship. The first four years of his life were not ideal. His parents weren’t in the picture. His grandparents were… MORE