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    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 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,…

    Monroe County capacity building grants
    On My Way Pre-K

    On My Way Pre-K Applications Available in 10 New Pilot Counties

    New On My Way Pre-K Pilot Counties – Family applications available today! In June 2017, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced that 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K. Ten of those counties have agreed to pilot a half-year program…

    Seven Programs to Expand Early Education Opportunities throughout Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana Invests $418,000 to Educate 300 More Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners announced that seven programs will receive a total of approximately $418,000 to expand high-quality early education opportunities throughout the state. These funds will allow programs to serve more than 300 Hoosier infants, toddlers and preschool/pre-k students….

    Care In America — and Indiana: New Data Reveals Major Child Care Gaps

    The Washington, DC-based think tank, New America recently published Care In America a comprehensive look at the cost, quality, and availability of child care throughout the United States. The publication makes a bold statement by asserting that the child care system in the United States is broken and does not adequately serve the 12 million…

    Elwood Elementary School Indiana Capacity Building

    Capacity Building Support Ramps Up Access to Quality Care

    For many parents in Jackson County, the thought of providing their 4-year-old child with a quality preschool education was simply a pipedream in the past, due to trying economic circumstances. But in Fall 2015, 65 children from low-income families in the rural county had a much stronger support to get kindergarten-ready, thanks to the state’s first…

    Funding Opportunity: New Capacity Building Grant Application Released

    New Funding Opportunity Enables More High-Quality Programs to Add Seats Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners announces a grant opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality early childhood education programs. Currently, only about 40% of children from birth to five are enrolled in high-quality programs. To address this reality, Partnerships for Early Learners aims to…