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.
Early Learning Indiana partners on magazine boosting school readiness and saving for college. In a unique partnership to promote early education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Commission of Higher Education and Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners team recently teamed up to publish a new magazine focusing on Hoosier children birth through age 5. The publication is… MORE
Early Learning Indiana releases second “Mile Marker” report As Indiana expands its state-funded pre-K program, developing active partnerships between families, teachers and programs will be critical to its overall success, a new report from Early Learning Indiana finds. “Mile Markers: Engaging Families in Pre-K” is the second in a series of in-depth policy briefings examining… MORE
Today, Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners released the first in a series of briefs quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). The first issue in the Deconstructing QRIS series examines the diverse efforts throughout the United States. Series author, Emily C. Rouge, Ph.D., explores the structure, purpose, history and evolution of these systems that boost and assure… MORE
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