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

Being Brave in Family Engagement – In English or Beyond

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Mud Kitchens: Science, outdoor time and lots of imagination!

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Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Month 2018: “Be Cool. We Are.”

Help children build disability awareness by celebrating the beauty of differences and similarities. What makes you unique? Is it a love for a hobby? Your passion for caring for children? Or is it a quirky personality trait that leaves others saying, “That’s so you!” We all have things that make us special – they set...

Our Partners

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