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    Expansion Opportunity for Early Education Programs

    Early Learning Indiana (ELI)’s Partnerships for Early Learners campaign announces a funding opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality, nonprofit early childhood education programs in Indiana. This request for proposals (RFP) is being released at a time of great opportunity for our early care and education providers in the state and in a time of great…

    Upcoming Opportunity to Fund New Early Learning Seats

    On Friday, November 13, 2015, Early Learning Indiana (ELI) will announce a new funding opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality early childhood programs in Indiana. This opportunity is being released at a time of high activity for our early care and education providers in the state! To increase high-quality educational support for children and families, these funds will boost the…

    Indiana Philanthropists Take Deep Dive Into Early Learning

    The early childhood landscape in Indiana and across other states is undergoing significant change.  More public resources are being injected into the system, adding complexity for programs and teachers.  Parents and communities are looking for and demanding higher quality. Research and assessment are driving innovation and increasing learning outcomes for children.  These rapid shifts present…

    Family Engagement Initiative Supports Children’s Success in State-Supported Pre-K Programs

    AmeriCorps members begin year-long effort in three Indiana cities to strengthen ties between families and teachers INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Recognizing that families are a child’s first and best teacher, Early Learning Indiana, with support from Serve Indiana, launched an effort to facilitate deeper engagement of families in pre-K programs through the work of fifteen full-time…

    About Our Pre-K Engagement AmeriCorps Program

    Corporation for National and Community Service is our first funding source. Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund — and leads President Obama’s national call…

    Elevating Early Learning in Bartholomew County

    July 14 Conversation to Build Shared Vision for Birth to Five Opportunities On Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm, Bartholomew County’s early learning community will gather to learn about bold plans for the state’s early education space and consider their own shared vision for their community. Providers of early learning and child care, as well…

    Partnerships for Early Learners Launches Five-Year Strategy

    Early Learning Indiana presented our five-year plan to transform Indiana’s early learning landscape June 30 at The Platform in downtown Indianapolis.  The plan, which frames the work of the Partnerships for Early Learners campaign, incorporates the input of a wide range of local, state, and national stakeholders.  In addition to insights into the forthcoming strategies…

    New AmeriCorps Program Will Advance Family Engagement

    On Friday, May 29, Early Learning Indiana was awarded a formula-funded AmeriCorps State grant totaling $205,324.  This new, first-in-the-state AmeriCorps program focused on early childhood education will place 15 full-time AmeriCorps members in 15 On My Way Pre-K (OMW) sites in Evansville, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis.  These AmeriCorps members will provide family engagement opportunities for…

    Early Learning Indiana and Early Childhood Leaders Join Efforts

    Leading Early Childhood Organizations in Evansville, Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis Partner to Strengthen Care and Education for Young Children Early Learning Indiana and three leading early childhood organizations in Evansville (4C of Southern Indiana), Ft. Wayne (Early Childhood Alliance) and Indianapolis (Child Care Answers) have joined efforts to strengthen child care, preschool and family engagement…

    $20 Million Lilly Grant Gives Big Boost to Early Learning Indiana Initiatives

    In October 2014, Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a $22.5 million grant to boost early childhood education statewide–including $20 million directly to Early Learning Indiana. The goal of the grant is to help Early Learning Indiana increase the quality and quantity of early childhood education opportunities across Indiana. The funds will go toward helping more early education programs…