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Early Learning Indiana's statewide support team increases access and quality of early childhood programming across Indiana. In partnerships with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, Early Learning Indiana aims to ensure that more 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

New Professional Development Options through the Preschool Development Grant

With the Support of the Indiana Preschool Development Grant (PDG), Early Learning Indiana created asynchronous, online training modules designed for for mid-career and experienced early childhood professionals like you. The first one of the seven training modules became available in October, and by the end of December, all seven will be searchable through I-LEAD, on...

Sparking Curiosity & Growth With Great Questions

Effective questions matter. Do you remember playing games like the Hasbro classic, Guess Who or the computerized game 20Q? Players with good strategy know that, to win these games, you need to ask good questions. And that good questions sometimes lead us to a correct answer. Other times, questions lead us to ask more questions...

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Safe Sleep Update: No Swaddles in Indiana Child Care Programs

New views on swaddling via the National Resource Center For Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.   In response to emergent research, the state of Indiana has updated their licensing requirements around safe sleep. The new safe sleep directive is that infants can no longer be swaddled in regulated child care settings....

Our Partners

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