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

Early Learning Indiana Recognized for Scholarship Fund at Purdue University Dean’s Club & Scholarship Reception

Since 2017, students have received scholarships totaling $256,000.   On October 18, 2018, Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences celebrated scholarship recipients and donors with the HHS Dean’s Club & Scholarship Reception. Since 2017,  20 early childhood education students have received scholarships totaling $256,000 from Early Learning Indiana. The scholarships are part of an...

Mindfulness Can Nurture Early Childhood Relationships

How Being Mindful with Your Feelings Can Help Children Manage Their Feelings Working in the early childhood profession gives us the opportunity to get to know families and the children in our communities. We get to be an intimate part of the growing and changing families with young children go through. It is a career...

EARLY LEARNING INDIANA OTORGA $55 MIL DOLLARES EN APOYO A PROGRAMAS DE CUIDADO INFANTIL QUE HABLAN ESPAÑOL

Los premios ayudarán a mejorar la calidad de los programas. ¡Nos dá mucho gusto compartir más buenas noticias! Esta semana, Early Learning Indiana anunció que ha otorgado $55,000 en subvenciones a 10 programas de educación temprana quienes practican en español en el estado de Indiana. Los fondos se utilizarán para comprar materiales y planes de estudio...

Our Partners

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