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

Nearly $100,000 awarded to ministry-based programs!

We’re excited to congratulate our latest capacity building grant winners! We awarded $97,650 in grants to four programs across the state. The registered ministry grants are designed to encourage faith-based early education and care providers to participate in Indiana’s child care quality rating and improvement system, Paths to QUALITY. The voluntary, four-tiered system rates providers...

Building Brighter Futures – For Children, Families & Indiana

New Resource for Families — and for Providers, Too! Beginning today, Hoosier families have a new resource to shed light on high-quality care and fun family ideas that boost brain growth — Brighter Futures Indiana. Our goal is simple: We support Indiana families as they nurture their children, at home and while in care. While...

CCDF Updates: Family Friendly Policies Roll Out

Make Sure Your Program Is Ready for the Changes Launching October 1, 2018   The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is rolling out a series of program updates that take effect this October. To help everyone get ready for those changes, the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning recently shared three important updates with...

Our Partners

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