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Each year, Early Learning Indiana brings together team members and volunteers from across the community to impact early learning and raise awareness of the need for greater access to high-quality early learning programs for Hoosier children.
Projects include painting and equipping classrooms; outdoor projects like planting trees, landscaping and building outdoor learning spaces; and collecting donations and supplies to ensure classrooms have the resources kids need to succeed.
For Carolyn Dederer, she won’t get to see the fruits of her financial gift to Early Learning Indiana, but that is all part of
The Hagerman Group is based in Indianapolis and works throughout the Midwest and across the United States, delivering excellence, safety and innovation in the
Early Learning Indiana donors come from all backgrounds, each with unique and inspiring ways they came to learn of our work. Nathan Baker is
This is Our Moment As we look forward to a new year, let’s take a moment to look back on the many highlights and
Early Learning Indiana Addresses Statewide Early Learning Access and Community Impact and Awards Over $1M to Organizations Statewide
The comprehensive report, first released in 2021, and its annual strategic review is helping Early Learning Indiana analyze the state of child care access in Indiana and seek solutions to address crucial local needs.
The factors of access, availability and choice all contribute to an area’s classification as a “child care desert”.
The Lewis Cass Early Learning Academy (LCELA) will expand its services and open more seats after receiving a $100,000 grant from Early Learning Indiana.
The Early Education Works coalition applauds Governor Holcomb for including efforts that will strengthen Indiana’s early care and education sector as part of his 2022 Next Level legislative agenda, including the creation of the Office of Kindergarten Readiness under the Department of Education.
Indianapolis-based, Meridian Foundation has awarded eight nonprofits with awards of $10,000 each to support their innovative approaches to serving the community. Recipients include the Society of St. Andrew, The Milk Bank, CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions, Early Learning Indiana, Spirit and Place, PATTERN, Launch HOPE Foundation, and GANGGANG.
Early Learning Indiana has awarded $1.7 million in Closing the Gap grants to 18 organizations to help address childcare access issues. The Indianapolis-based nonprofit says the funding will support statewide efforts to increase capacity and quality, and ensure affordability and choice for families.
Indiana's largest early learning nonprofit announced more than a million dollars in grant awards Tuesday, aimed at closing care gaps across the state.
Indiana Public Media: Early Learning Indiana announces $1.7 million in grants to grow child care quality, capacity￼
Indiana's largest early learning nonprofit announced more than a million dollars in grant awards Tuesday, aimed at closing care gaps across the state. The $1.7 million in grants awarded by Early Learning Indiana will be split among 18 groups, each in a different county.
A community summit at Clark Memorial Hospital on Friday discussed challenges facing early childhood education, or early learning, and what can be done to help remedy the problem in Clark County.
Community leaders of LaGrange County met with experts during a summit on Tuesday to further their efforts in expanding local access to early child care.
Hoosier families on average face limited access to child care — with most residents having a tough time finding quality care that meets their family’s needs, a study by child care advocates reports.
Journal & Courier: Only 25% of children in Indiana have access to high-quality preschool, report says￼
A study released Tuesday by Early Learning Indiana sheds light on which areas across the state are lacking accessibility and availability of quality early childhood care and education.
Indianapolis-based Early Learning Indiana has released the results of a study analyzing the state of childcare access. Among the findings, three out of four Hoosier children do not have adequate access to high-quality early care and learning opportunities.
New report from Early Learning Indiana analyzes statewide early learning access and community impact
Supporting $100,000 grants will help communities close their child care gaps INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 17, 2021) — A new and comprehensive report is helping Early Learning
Early Learning Indiana awards Stronger Together grants to support long-term stability of Indiana’s early childhood education industry
INDIANAPOLIS (June 10, 2021) – Early Learning Indiana, with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc, announced today the seven organizations it has chosen to receive $100,000 grants to launch regional shared service hubs. Hubs created through the Stronger Together grant program will allow local child care providers to streamline their operational services, saving money and allowing them to focus their time and energy on providing high-quality child care.
Early Learning Indiana is on a mission to ensure every child is empowered with essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Our mission cannot be accomplished with organized and passionate individuals working towards a common goal. Denise Hancock is Early Learning Indiana’s Executive Coordinator and is one of the key organizers that ensures goals are met.