#IAmEarlyEd - Raising the bar, elevating the field, providing growth for early ed professionals.
Workforce Development

I Am Early Ed

I am…a babysitter teacher!

To change their lives, you have to start with yours.

The early childhood education field is full of hardworking, passionate individuals who are driven by a passion for Hoosier children, but who are often undervalued.

We’re ready to change that. And we hope you are too.

#IAmEarlyEd is a public education campaign to connect Indiana’s early education professionals with the tools, resources, and encouragement they need to continue their education and raise the level of professionalism and child outcomes in the field.

We believe that there is an attainable, affordable next step in every early childhood professional’s educational pathway. To achieve that vision, we need YOU to be a part of this effort. Teachers, caregivers, directors and educational institutions all have a part to play in the #IAmEarlyEd campaign.

For Early Education Professionals

Early childhood education is far more than a job, it’s a career path.
Click through to discover why and how you can take your next step!

For Centers and Educational Partners
When you encourage staff to consider their next career step, you increase teaching quality, boost job satisfaction, and reduce turnover.

Contact Beth Riedeman today to learn more about helping your staff consider their next career steps.

Recent News

New Professional Development Options through the Preschool Development Grant

With the Support of the Indiana Preschool Development Grant (PDG), Early Learning Indiana created asynchronous, online training modules designed for for mid-career and experienced early childhood professionals like you. The first one of the seven training modules became available in October, and by the end of December, all seven will be searchable through I-LEAD, on…

Sparking Curiosity & Growth With Great Questions

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