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

Outside Art Adventures Spark Summertime Learning

Take creativity outdoors to build critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills! Make the most of summertime by bringing art outdoors. An outdoor art center during the warm months offers a variety of developmental opportunities. Plus, it’s an easy way to change up creativity time – simply take art supplies into the sunshine or use...

On My Way Pre-K Expanding to 15 Counties

Indiana Governor Holcomb Announces New On My Way Pre-K Counties

Fifteen counties across Indiana will launch On My Way Pre-K programs in 2018. Partnerships for Early Learners is committed to supporting Hoosier communities in successful On My Way Pre-K implementation. We are sharing the following information that the state released today. Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate...

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Building Emotional Literacy with Books

Great stories do more than build word skills. They can build feelings skills. Curious about how to build emotional literacy with children? The great place to start is a feeling book! Literature is an essential tool for teaching young children emotional literacy skills. Through books, characters show what feelings look like and model how to...

Our Partners

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