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

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Apply Today: $10,000 Ball State Master’s Scholarships

Ready to take the next step in furthering your education? We can help in just three easy steps! In collaboration with Ball State University, Partnerships for Early Learners has a limited number of $10,000 scholarships available to help early childhood professionals like you earn that master’s degree you have always been dreaming of. Here are the...

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CCDF Eligibility Requirement Makes Child Development Knowledge a Priority

Complete Child or School-Age Child Development Training by September 30 to Maintain Eligibility The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act 2014 mandates that states ensure that CCDF-eligible providers participate in a training on child development. The new law requires this training for all caregivers, teachers and directors for all licensed providers, with a...

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Eclipse Alert: Sun Safety in Early Childhood Programs

Clear Guidelines for Early Childhood Programs for August 21 Solar Eclipse With much excitement surrounding the upcoming solar eclipse, Indiana FSSA’s Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning shared the following advice for all providers. Please share with colleagues or programs you work with! On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will...

Our Partners

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