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

Get Ready, Get Set for the First Days of School — In Early Ed

Build the Foundation For Kindergarten Success in Early Childhood Programs Building the Skills for Success — in School and Life It’s August, and back-to-school excitement fills the air. It’s everywhere we look and everywhere we go. Just the word “school” gets us thinking about reading, writing and math. But that’s not all that matters. For 5-year-olds...

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Goshen’s Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center Awarded $13,600 To Expand Program

Expansion grant help add spaces to serve 20 more families each year We’re thrilled to share our latest grant recipient! Today, Early Learning Indiana announced it has awarded $13,600 to Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center in Goshen to expand its high-quality programming and serve more families. Early Learning Indiana’s capacity building grant will be used...

$126K Awarded to ministry-based early education programs

Congratulations to our latest grant winners! Our latest round of capacity-building grants resulted in seven faith-based early education ministries across Indiana being awarded a total of $125,848 to improve their program’s overall quality. Grant recipients will use the funds for physical, operational and program improvements so they can join and advance along Paths to QUALITY,...

Our Partners

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