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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

Updated Guidance For Indiana Child Care Providers as of March 17, 2020

Guidance about the current COVID-19 outbreak is changing by the minute. Having the most up-to-date information will help you feel empowered and, in turn, help your families during this difficult time.   STAY INFORMED: You can receive updates with the latest information from your local government in a few ways. Web – Information posted on...

Orientación actualizada para proveedores de cuidado infantil de Indiana a partir del 17 de marzo de 2020

La guía sobre el brote de COVID-19 está en cambio constante. Tener la información más actualizada le ayudará a sentirse empoderado y, a su vez, ayudará a sus familias durante este momento difícil.   MANTENGASE INFORMADO: Usted puede recibir actualizaciones con la información más reciente de su gobierno local de varias maneras. Web: información publicada...

Psychological First Aid training in response to COVID-19 epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 Indiana to offer Psychological First Aid training in response to COVID-19 epidemic Intervention approach is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American...

Our Partners

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