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    New Resource: Early Learning Foundations Guidance

    What you need to know about the new Early Learning Foundations Guidance documents.   By now, you probably know Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations by heart. You know how to identify when a little learner is on their way to great communication skills, when reading is just around the corner and when numeracy skills are developing right…

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    Supporting Breastfeeding Families in ECE Settings

      “One of the most highly effective preventative measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself is to breastfeed.”   — The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, 2011   As early childhood education professionals, we play an important role with families and their children. And as new…

    EARLY LEARNING INDIANA AWARDS $55K TO SUPPORT SPANISH SPEAKING PROGRAMS

    EARLY LEARNING INDIANA GRANTS WILL ASSIST IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE PROGRAMS. We’re excited to share more great news about programs increasing access to high-quality early education in Indiana! This week, Early Learning Indiana announced that it has awarded $55,000 in grants to 10 Spanish-speaking early education programs across the state. These Ten Programs…

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    State Releases New Grant Opportunity to Boost Pre-K Access

    Early Childhood Education Capacity Building Grant Program applications due by Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m. The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) released a new grant application. And all Indiana providers and coalitions interested in increasing high-quality pre-K offering in their community should check it out. We’re pleased to share that the…

    Eight Ministry-Based Programs Receive $168K+ to Expand Quality & Access

    EARLY LEARNING INDIANA GRANTS WILL IMPROVE QUALITY AND INCREASE ACCESS. We’re excited to share more great news about programs increasing access to high-quality early education in Indiana! As a part of Early Learning Indiana, Partnerships for Early Learners’ mission is to increase access to high-quality early educational opportunities. And today, the we announced that eight…

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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…

    Mud Kitchens: Science, outdoor time and lots of imagination!

    Embrace spring’s rainy days by exploring the magic of mud.  Spring is here! April brings a mix of sunshine, rain and a little extra mud. And that mud is a great chance to explore science. One of our – and children’s – favorite outdoor activities is “cooking,” “stirring” and “baking” in a mud kitchen. A…