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  • Learn More Partnership Links Early Learning to College Savings

    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

  • Policy Brief: Engaging Families Key to Pre-K Success

    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

  • New Brief Series Deconstructs Quality Rating & Improvement Systems

    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

  • Policy Brief: Indiana Lags Behind In Pre-K Access

    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

  • Early Learning Indiana Announces First-Ever Family Engagement Award Winners

    $72,500 awarded to 14 early education programs across the state Recognizing early childhood programs for their innovative efforts to engage families of young children, Early Learning Indiana announced today that 14 programs across the state are winners in its first-ever Family Engagement Prize competition. The new prize competition drew 145 applicants for the seven awards… MORE

  • 10 Books That Help Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    Reading books is a great way to start the conversation about Kindergarten with your child. Books can spark topics about your child’s fears about starting school and help them learn what to expect at school. Here are some good titles: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneber Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes Off… MORE

  • Providing Specialized Learning for Teachers

    Spotlight on Child Care Answers Child Care Answers (CCA) became part of Early Learning Indiana in 1985. At first, it provided training and support for home child care providers; today it provides support and training for all types of child care providers and early educators as well as serving as a resource and referral service… MORE

  • Early Learning Indiana Reacts to Announcement of New ‘On My Way Pre-K’ Counties

    For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017 Early Learning Indiana President and CEO Ted Maple released the following statement this afternoon in response to the state’s designation of 15 new counties for participation in the state’s ‘On My Way Pre-K’ program. “As we know from years of study and the experiences of other states, access to… MORE

  • New Report Examines Indiana’s Pre-K Expansion Efforts

    Released at 2nd annual statewide early learning and economic development summit For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017 Today, Early Learning Indiana released a new report examining the state’s pre-K expansion and proposing steps to continue the state’s progress on early education. Coming on the heels of state legislation expanding the On My Way Pre-K pilot… MORE

  • New #IAmEarlyEd Campaign Reframes Early Childhood Careers

    Celebrating & Elevating Early Learning Professionals To change children’s lives, we have to start with early childhood professionals. The early childhood education field is full of hardworking, passionate individuals who are driven by a passion for Hoosier children. Too often, the people who are helping children build brain connections on a daily basis have little… MORE