Careers

Doing great work takes great talent. Join Early Learning Indiana and help us achieve our mission of ensuring every child is empowered with essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

The Bilingual Solution Center Representative will provide support to families, the early childhood professionals, existing partners, and others. They will identify service needs of each call, take steps to meet those needs, and deliver with accuracy and courtesy.

The Day Early Learning Classroom Support Professional works with the Teacher to implement lessons designed to stimulate growth across all developmental learning domains and establishes routines, rituals and structures to support individualized care for children. The Classroom Support Professional contributes to a school culture that promotes children’s success evidenced by the articulation, implementation and stewardship of Early Learning Indiana’s approach to teaching and learning.

The Director of Donor Engagement and Grants is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic, multi-channel approach to donor engagement. A critical part of this work will include helping to identify, pursue and shepherd strategic and ongoing grant opportunities.  This role will gain an in-depth understanding of the organization, advancement priorities, and donors in order to create a compelling strategy for building and developing Early Learning Indiana’s donor base. 

The Operations Manager works in partnership with the School Leader to ensure a high-functioning and well-run school. The Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school, including staff schedules, proper child/staff ratios, student enrollment and family engagement, and office processes and procedures. The individual is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a welcoming office environment for the children and families we serve.

  • Create and execute a comprehensive approach to internal and external communications, enhancing existing channels and informing the creation of new ones.
  • Develop and implement consistent brand and voice standards for internal and external communication efforts.
  • Coordinate and execute day-to-day internal and external communication needs for the organization and partner brands, delivering well written, on-target and high-impact communications in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Partner to support both the operational and strategic communication needs of ELI teams and partner brands including developing, editing and proofing content and support deployment.
  • Proactively manage media, industry and community responses, stories and reports, identifying key industry, partner and media targets to establish and build relationships to support external communication efforts.
  • Manage freelance and agency relationships, as needed, to ensure delivery of quality content and deliverables.
  • Lead and/or support key efforts that increase organizational visibility and industry positioning, while always promoting and protecting ELI’s brand and reputation.
  • Institute tools and metrics for evaluating and reporting on key metrics including but not limited to reach, engagement, quality, earned media and influence.
  • Remain up-to-date on best practice communication strategies and leading efforts for engaging with key internal and external audiences.

The School Leader is responsible for leading the day-to-day affairs of the school, focused on providing instructional leadership to promote growth in student learning, and ensuring a safe, supportive and productive learning environment for the children we serve, their families, and our team members. The School Leader is committed to implementing Early Learning Indiana’s mission to empower children with the essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

The Senior Program Manager manages the work of the Child Care Resource and Referral Central Office (CCRRCO) – working in close partnership with the state of Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) – to provide direction, support, and resources to the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network. The Senior Program Manager will execute initiatives, including direct responsibility for the creation of resources and content designed to strengthen the CCR&R Network’s work of connecting families to quality care, supporting providers, building capacity and engaging community leaders as advocates for high-quality, affordable early care and education.

The Solution Center Representative will provide live support to families, the early childhood professionals, existing partners, and others. The Solution Center Representative will identify service needs of each call, take steps to meet those needs, and deliver with accuracy and courtesy. The Candidate must be willing to work in a fast paced environment.

The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. The Team Lead also serves as a classroom Teacher, planning and implementing lessons to stimulate learning among all developmental domains and utilizing assessment data to drive individualized instruction. As a Teacher, the Team Lead creates a classroom community that allows each child to feel acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education.

The Day Early Learning Teacher sets the vision for the classroom and is responsible for everything that drives the classroom experience, including instructional activities, the classroom environment, parent communications, assessments and interventions.  The Teacher creates a classroom community that ensures each child feels acknowledged, recognized, respected, and secure and partners with families and colleagues to ensure excellent care and education. The classroom Teacher contributes to a school culture that promotes student success as evidenced by the articulation, implementation and stewardship of Early Learning Indiana’s approach to teaching and learning.

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Day of Impact

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.

Happening Now

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

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.

Early Head Start

75 new Early Head Start seats will serve at-risk and low-income children and families in Indianapolis

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is great for individuals on the spectrum and their families. While they are a research-based organization in Bloomington, their work helps all Hoosier families through early detection and diagnosis programs and by connecting families to resources. Additionally, their website has a long list of high quality early childhood and school-age programs that utilize evidence-based practices, family support and other activities for improving quality of life.

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The Day Nursery Auxiliary has been supporting Early Learning Indiana and its Day Early Learning centers for over 80 years. Even amid the challenges of COVID-19, the group has not stopped their volunteer work. In the spring of 2020, several Auxiliary members sewed over 100 child-sized masks to be used in DEL centers, and the group hosted its Style Show virtually for the first time in the fall, raising over $20,000.

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