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
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$90K AWARDED TO SUPPORT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

15 Early education programs awarded Family Engagement Prizes Early Learning Indiana announced today the winners of its 2018 Family Engagement Prize. The prize celebrates early education providers who champion the role of families as their children’s first teachers. Funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., 15 different early care and education providers received a…

Cold Weather Outside, Bold Learning Inside!

Winter Weather Offers Early Childhood Programs The Chance to Take a Deep Dive Into Learning From freezing rain to super-chilly days, many early childhood programs have a bit less opportunity to use the outdoors as a bonus classroom in Indiana winters. But there’s still plenty of ways to use the plunging temperatures to build children’s…