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  • Decades of Developing Young Minds

    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 Volunteers Delight Little Learners

    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

  • Policy Brief: It’s Time to Smooth the Transition from Pre-K to Elementary School

    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

  • Saydi Yerke, 2017 Winner of the Kathy Klatte Professional Development Award

    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

  • The Power of an Engaged Teacher

    Alethia knows the impact that engaged teachers have in helping children grow. Alethia Minzlaff has been putting smiles on the faces of young children at the Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center for two years as a teacher in the one-year-old room. Each day, Alethia comes to work and shepherds her youngest learners through a… MORE

  • Superintendents Agree: More Investment Needed in Early Childhood

    80 percent.   That’s how many superintendents across the country think too little is being invested in early education, according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll, conducted this past June, also found that 77 percent of superintendents agreed that early education has “a great deal” of impact on the long-term success of students in school…. MORE

  • Early Learning Indiana Awards $248K in Grants to Expand Four High-Quality Programs

    INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Early Learning Indiana awarded $248,500 in capacity building grants to four early education providers, as a part of its ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early education programs throughout the state. The grants will create a total of 153 new permanent high-quality early education seats in Grant, Lake, Madison and Montgomery… MORE

  • New Study Confirms that Access & Cost Remain Barriers to Quality Child Care

    Earlier this week the National Center for Education Statistics released results from its Early Childhood Program Participation Survey – and the results were both confounding and not terribly surprising when it comes to access and cost of quality care. Like many Hoosier families, Americans raising young children face who took the nationwide survey shared that they… MORE

  • On My Way Pre-K Expanding to 10 Counties in January 2018

    Family applications Open today in 10 On My Way Pre-K Pilot Counties! Earlier today, the state announced that On My Way Pre-K applications are now being accepted in 10 of the new expansion counties! This is a big step and a direct result of the hard work Early Learning Champions have put in to make… MORE

  • 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