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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…

    Early Learning Indiana Recognized for Scholarship Fund at Purdue University Dean’s Club & Scholarship Reception

    Since 2017, students have received scholarships totaling $256,000.   On October 18, 2018, Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences celebrated scholarship recipients and donors with the HHS Dean’s Club & Scholarship Reception. Since 2017,  20 early childhood education students have received scholarships totaling $256,000 from Early Learning Indiana. The scholarships are part of an…

    Mindfulness Can Nurture Early Childhood Relationships

    How Being Mindful with Your Feelings Can Help Children Manage Their Feelings Working in the early childhood profession gives us the opportunity to get to know families and the children in our communities. We get to be an intimate part of the growing and changing families with young children go through. It is a career…

    EARLY LEARNING INDIANA OTORGA $55 MIL DOLLARES EN APOYO A PROGRAMAS DE CUIDADO INFANTIL QUE HABLAN ESPAÑOL

    Los premios ayudarán a mejorar la calidad de los programas. ¡Nos dá mucho gusto compartir más buenas noticias! Esta semana, Early Learning Indiana anunció que ha otorgado $55,000 en subvenciones a 10 programas de educación temprana quienes practican en español en el estado de Indiana. Los fondos se utilizarán para comprar materiales y planes de estudio…

    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…

    Fall Learning Child Care Leaves Outdoors

    Fall: The Perfect Time for Outdoor Learning & Conversations!

    Get outside to freshen up your early learning activity plan!   Fall brings cool breezes and intense colors, which makes it a great time to be outside. Learning outside is a great way to fully engage children’s senses and spark learning. As the leaves turn from green to gold and animals prepare for winter, children…

    RFF Indiana pre-k capacity building

    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…

    Facebook Live Q&A To Support Providers On CCDF Updates

    Join Us on Facebook to Explore Family-Friendly CCDF Changes   We’re hosting our first statewide Facebook Live session! Join us September 19 to find out how Indiana’s early childhood system is becoming more family-friendly. On October 1, 2018, Indiana will make a number of changes to the CCDF program. These updates are the result of…