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As Indiana’s state-funded pre-K program continues to expand, attracting and retaining qualified teachers must be a top priority, a new report from Early Learning Indiana finds. According the [...]
Two newly-released national reports on the cost, quality and availability of child care are shedding new light on the challenges Hoosier families with young children are facing. The ChildCare [...]
Early Learning Indiana awards two capacity-building grants to local centers Two Monroe County early education programs have been awarded grants from Early Learning Indiana to add new seats and [...]
It will take more than stretching dollars and pinching pennies to bring high-quality pre-K to Hoosier families, a new report from Early Learning Indiana finds. In its latest “Mile Marker” policy [...]
Indiana can and must do a better job of aligning its preschool and elementary school programs to fully reap the benefits of early education, a new policy brief released this morning from Early [...]
80 percent. That’s how many superintendents across the country think too little is being invested in early education, according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll, conducted this past June, also [...]
INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Early Learning Indiana awarded $248,500 in capacity building grants to four early education providers, as a part of its ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality [...]
Earlier this week the National Center for Education Statistics released results from its Early Childhood Program Participation Survey – and the results were both confounding and not terribly [...]
Family applications Open today in 10 On My Way Pre-K Pilot Counties! Earlier today, the state announced that On My Way Pre-K applications are now being accepted in 10 of the new expansion [...]
Early Learning Indiana releases second “Mile Marker” report As Indiana expands its state-funded pre-K program, developing active partnerships between families, teachers and programs will be [...]
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017 Early Learning Indiana President and CEO Ted Maple released the following statement this afternoon in response to the state’s designation of 15 new counties [...]
Released at 2nd annual statewide early learning and economic development summit For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017 Today, Early Learning Indiana released a new report examining the state’s pre-K [...]
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 As a part of its mission to increase early educational opportunities across the state, today Early Learning Indiana announced grants totaling $100,000 to [...]
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2017 Continue push for early education access plus quality implementation Today, Early Learning Indiana President and CEO Ted Maple issued the following statement [...]
As the Indiana General Assembly continues to debate expanding pre-k, we have earned the support of 150 Hoosier businesses, associations, community organizations and elected officials across the [...]
Early this morning, Ted Maple, President and CEO of Early Learning Indiana, responded to Governor Holcomb’s recent announcement regarding pre-k funding in the 2017 General Assembly session. The [...]
Read our strategic plan for bringing high quality pre-K to more Hoosier children.
Partnership for Early Learners Campaign Aims to Improve Quality and Capacity for Indiana’s Children INDIANAPOLIS – Early Learning Indiana launched a new, five-year plan to transform Indiana’s [...]
Early Learning Indiana is partnering with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning to offer capacity building grants to early learning providers participating in Indiana’s [...]
Each April, child care providers across the country rally together to ask the community to celebrate the young child and recognize high quality early experiences that make a difference in [...]
Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. Grandparents’ Day is today. Grandparents know how important [...]
Today’s post is written by Carolyn Dederer, Executive Director of the Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis. Last week I attended the Indiana Association for the Education of Young [...]