Partnerships for Early Learners increases access and quality of early childhood programming across Indiana. With the generous support of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning and the Lilly Endowment, Early Learning Indiana aims to ensure that 75% of Indiana’s children in child care or preschool are connected with a high-quality program and that their families are engaged and supported.

Our Work

We know the importance of early learning. Hoosier children deserve more high-quality programs with safe facilities, stimulating and family-friendly learning environments, and well-trained teachers.

In partnership with child care resource and referral agencies, early childhood professionals, families, and the broader community – and hopefully in partnership with you, too, we can achieve those goals.

Our Strategies

Helping programs reach higher levels of quality, leading to better learning environments and positive child and family outcomes.Read more about this work.

Supporting the expansion, affordability, and sustainability of high-quality early childhood programs.Read more about this work.

Partnering with families when they make early childhood decisions and strengthening relationships between parents and teachers.Read more about this work.

Expanding educational opportunities and helping programs and communities train and retain good teachers.Read more about this work.

Cultivating collaborations that tackle the big challenges facing Indiana's early learning landscape.Read more about this work.

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News & Updates

Fall Learning Child Care Leaves Outdoors

Fall: The Perfect Time for Outdoor Learning & Conversations!

Get outside to freshen up your early learning activity plan! Fall brings cool breezes and intense colors, which makes it a great time to be outside. Learning outside is a great way to fully engage children’s senses and spark learning. As the leaves turn from green to gold and animals prepare for winter, children can...

RFF Indiana pre-k capacity building

State Releases New Grant Opportunity to Boost Pre-K Access

Early Childhood Education Capacity Building Grant Program applications due by Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m. The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) released a new grant application. And all Indiana providers and coalitions interested in increasing high-quality pre-K offering in their community should check it out. We’re pleased to share that the...

Eight Ministry-Based Programs Receive $168K+ to Expand Quality & Access

EARLY LEARNING INDIANA GRANTS WILL IMPROVE QUALITY AND INCREASE ACCESS. We’re excited to share more great news about programs increasing access to high-quality early education in Indiana! As a part of Early Learning Indiana, Partnerships for Early Learners’ mission is to increase access to high-quality early educational opportunities. And today, the we announced that eight...

Our Partners

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