Family Engagement

Search Improvements

Family-Focused Search Improvements

Working in partnership with professionals across Indiana, Partnerships for Early Learners and Child Trends are leading an effort to make the online child care search experience easier and informative. In late 2016, we plan to launch a new search environment that provides parents and other family members with a web-based experience that connects them with high-quality learning opportunities for their children.


Contact Kirsten Eamon-Shine to learn more about this project or lend your voice to the creation of this valuable new tool.

Recent News

Trending: Screen Time & Kids

What new research says about children and screen time.   Do a Google search for kids and screen time, and you will find headlines that say everything from “screens are toxic for kids” to “kids can watch Winnie the Pooh all day if they want to.” Most recently, a new study claims there is no…

Nonfiction Books – Just the Facts But Not Just for Older Kids

Add Some True Stories & Fun Facts to storyTime   Storytime is a great time for classroom bonding and fun. At bedtime, before naps, during wake-up… books help create calm, connected routines. Books also give us great chances to help little ones learn. A lot of the time, our choices may involve silly characters or…