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    $126K Awarded to ministry-based early education programs

    Congratulations to our latest grant winners! Our latest round of capacity-building grants resulted in seven faith-based early education ministries across Indiana being awarded a total of $125,848 to improve their program’s overall quality. Grant recipients will use the funds for physical, operational and program improvements so they can join and advance along Paths to QUALITY,…

    Nearly $100,000 awarded to ministry-based programs!

    We’re excited to congratulate our latest capacity building grant winners! We awarded $97,650 in grants to four programs across the state. The registered ministry grants are designed to encourage faith-based early education and care providers to participate in Indiana’s child care quality rating and improvement system, Paths to QUALITY. The voluntary, four-tiered system rates providers…

    CCDF Updates: Family Friendly Policies Roll Out

    Make Sure Your Program Is Ready for the Changes Launching October 1, 2018   The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is rolling out a series of program updates that take effect this October. To help everyone get ready for those changes, the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning recently shared three important updates with…

    Nearly $320,000 awarded in capacity-building grants to six early childhood programs!

    We’re excited to announce our latest capacity-building grant winners! Today, we’re awarding $319,676 to expand six Indiana early childhood programs. These awards are in conjunction with capacity-building grants released last week by FSSQA Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The funds from these awards will support new construction and materials costs needed for…

    Madison County Pre-K Program Awarded $55,000

    We’re excited to announce our latest capacity building grant winner! Congratulations to Transition Resources Corporation Head Start Center, awarded $55,000 to create 20 more high-quality seats and increase program quality. The capacity building grant will be used at its Madison Park Church of God’s North Campus site, located in Anderson. The program already operates one…

    Capacity building grants awarded to three more Indiana programs

    Child care centers in Lafayette, Late Station and Muncie receive grants. Families in three Indiana communities will have greater access to high-quality early childhood education, especially hard-to-find infant and toddler care, thanks to today’s grants! Through our capacity building grants, we are excited to award $172,500 in grants to create 52 new, permanent spots in…

    Capacity Building Grants Add 138 Seats in Elkhart, Howard & Lake Counties

    As a part of our ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs throughout the state, we’re excited to congratulate our latest capacity building grant recipients! We awarded a total of $208,250 to support the creation of 138 permanent seats in Elkhart, Howard and Lake Counties. Through the capacity building grants,…

    Early Childhood Providers: Don’t miss this grant opportunity!

    Learn more about a new capacity building opportunity! Indiana community/county coalitions with early childhood education providers or individual Indiana early childhood education providers are invited to apply for this new grant to build capacity to serve more children or increase the quality of services. Grant applications are due by January 31, 2017 at 4:30 PM…

    $248K in Grants Awarded to Grow High-Quality Programs

    Congratulations to our most recent capacity building grantees! Today, we are excited to announce the winners of $248,500 in capacity building grants to four early education providers to help expand access to high-quality early education programs throughout the state. The grants will create 153 new permanent high-quality seats in Grant, Lake, Madison and Montgomery counties and are…