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    The Hidden Homelessness of Hoosier Children

    New webinar can help you support and serve children and families experiencing homelessness. The reality of childhood homelessness is quite different from common media representation. Most families without homes don’t spend time on street corners, in cars or in shelters. In fact, the majority of children experiencing homelessness do not sleep in shelters. Sixty-eight percent…

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    Capacity Building Support Ramps Up Access to Quality Care

    For many parents in Jackson County, the thought of providing their 4-year-old child with a quality preschool education was simply a pipedream in the past, due to trying economic circumstances. But in Fall 2015, 65 children from low-income families in the rural county had a much stronger support to get kindergarten-ready, thanks to the state’s first…

    Funding Opportunity: New Capacity Building Grant Application Released

    New Funding Opportunity Enables More High-Quality Programs to Add Seats Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners announces a grant opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality early childhood education programs. Currently, only about 40% of children from birth to five are enrolled in high-quality programs. To address this reality, Partnerships for Early Learners aims to…

    Encouraging healthy eating in childhood: Great, free guides!

    The choices we provide to infants and toddlers set the stage for lifelong nutrition habits! From Facebook posts to coffee room chats, we are caught in a whirlwind of information about nutrition and healthy eating every day. On the flip side, advertising for not-so-great choices is directed at children daily, from grocery store displays to…

    Simple ways to help infants and toddlers move early and often

    Supporting physical development in the early years sets the stage for lifelong health Over 25 years ago I had a conversation with my colleague Bruce. His job was in the adult wellness field, but his role as the father of a two-year-old led him to an interesting insight. Bruce said that we spend the first…

    Taking Steps to Healthy Success

    Early Childhood Professionals – you’re invited to join us in helping children succeed! Together we can help our children reach their potential by sharing ways to eat healthier, move more, and grow up healthy – and ready to learn. Nemours and Partnerships for Early Learners invite you to be a part of the upcoming cohort…

    As Families Prioritize Child Care, Indiana Has a New Partner to Help Children Thrive

    Early Learning Indiana increases statewide supports with expanded partnership with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. There are over 500,000 children under age five in Indiana, and nearly two-thirds of them have both parents in the workforce. Indiana families and communities rely upon child care and early learning programs to help their children thrive…

    Ted’s Talk: Partnerships with a Purpose

    On June 7, more than 500 Hoosier business, civic, early childhood, education and political leaders came together at Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center, brought together by Early Learning Indiana, the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, Muncie and Delaware County BY5, and ReadyNation. With a goal of expanding early learning access across the state, those Indiana leaders…