Expansion grant help add spaces to serve 20 more families each year
We’re thrilled to share our latest grant recipient! Today, Early Learning Indiana announced it has awarded $13,600 to Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center in Goshen to expand its high-quality programming and serve more families.
Early Learning Indiana’s capacity building grant will be used to purchase classroom supplies, curriculum and other instructional supports. With those tools, the center will create 20 new, permanent seats. In 2017, Walnut Hill was awarded Early Learning Indiana’s $25,000 Family Engagement Prize in recognition for its innovative methods of involving parents in its programs.
“Walnut Hill is a real gem, and we are excited to partner with them once again,” said Maureen Weber, Early Learning Indiana President and CEO. “High-quality early education sets children up for success throughout their lives. Creating more opportunities for Elkhart County families by expanding this program will make a huge difference for children today and for generations to come. We look forward to the continued success of this program and to all the benefits it will bring to their families and the community as a whole.”
Through its efforts to bring high-quality early care and education to communities throughout the state, Early Learning Indiana has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants to create 1,500 new high-quality seats throughout the state. Grants like these are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Lilly Endowment.
Read about some of our previous grant recipients:
- $126K awarded to ministry-based early education programs – July 25, 2018
- Nearly $320,000 awarded in capacity-building grants to six early childhood programs! – June 18, 2018
- Capacity-building grants add 138 seats in Elkhart, Howard & Lake counties – January 5, 2018
Or read about our broader work to expand early learning opportunities throughout the state.