Early Learning Indiana Awards $55K to Support Spanish Speaking Programs

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Awards will assist in improving the quality of the programs  

Today Early Learning Indiana announced that it has awarded $55,000 in grants to 10 Spanish-speaking early education programs across the state.

Funds will be used to purchase materials and curriculums required for programs to advance to a level 3 on Paths to QUALITY, the state’s child care quality rating and improvement system. The voluntary, four-tiered system assesses each provider on health and safety standards, its overall learning environment, the use of planned curriculums and national accreditations.

Early Learning Indiana has made the following gifts:

  • Carta Feliz Daycare, located in South Bend, was awarded $5,000 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Estrellitas Daycare, located in South Bend, was granted $5,000 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Hands On Learning, located in Indianapolis, was awarded $5,000 to purchase new materials for its classrooms.
  • Happy Angels, located in Indianapolis, was granted $5,000 to purchase new curriculum and materials for its classrooms.
  • Little Blessings Daycare, located in South Bend, was awarded $5,000 to purchase classroom materials and new curriculum.
  • Little Pythagoreans/Pitagotitas, located in Indianapolis, was granted $6,500 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Little Smiles Child Care, located in Indianapolis, was awarded $6,500 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Magic Garden, located in South Bend, was granted $5,000 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Mi Ensueno, located in Indianapolis, was awarded $5,500 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.
  • Zuly’s, located in Whiting, was granted $6,500 to purchase new classroom materials and curriculum.

Since 2015, Early Learning Indiana has awarded more than $2 million in grants that created more than 1,500 new high-quality seats throughout the state. Grants like these are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Lilly Endowment and its $20 million in support of Early Learning Indiana’s efforts.

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