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

Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers: From Concept to Classroom

Guidelines, Key Questions and Pro Tips to Boost DAP in Your Program Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot – but a lot of the time people don’t stop to talk about what it actually means! So, what does DAP look like for teachers working with infants...

Lee Ann Kidwell: The Twelve Year Bachelor’s Plan

Through the #IAmEarlyEd campaign, we are highlighting the diverse skills and career pathways of Indiana’s early childhood community. We encourage all Hoosier teachers of early learners to share their own stories on social media or let us know if you think you or someone you work with should be highlighted in this series!  Lee Ann...

Bloom Bright Texting Service

Launched Today: Free Texting Service Offers Parenting Tips for Hoosier Families

PNC Bank and Early Learning Indiana launch free Bloom Bright service for parents of children from birth to pre-k. Hoosier parents now have a new tool to help their children learn and grow, thanks to a newly launched free texting service, Bloom Bright. Created by Early Learning Indiana and supported by PNC Bank, Bloom Bright...

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