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

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…