In the past year, we’ve lived our mission in ways we could never have imagined.
We never closed our doors, and in fact, we opened them wider. When we were called to serve the children of first responders and essential workers, we said yes without hesitation. Just like our founders did in 1899, we quickly created a place for children to be loved, to be safe, and equally important, to continue to grow and thrive.
One hundred years from now, it is impossible to predict what a similar reflection might look like. And yet, it is hard to imagine a year it will have mattered more.
This year alone, we:
Granted over $13 million to Indiana’s quality child care providers to assist with safety-related expenses during the pandemic.
Created and distributed campaign resources to more than 200 providers to help them implement new health and safety measures and inspire confidence in the families they serve.
Supported nearly 175 educators across the state in achieving their Child Development Associate, a credential that will advance their careers and increase their classroom effectiveness
Help us continue making a real difference for the families we serve. Donate today.
Where Your Dollars Go
Early Learning Indiana uses grants and the generous donations of individuals, companies and organizations to ensure every child is empowered with essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Here’s how we’re making a difference.
Quality early learning leads to lower incidence of grade repetition, higher graduation rates and improved self-sufficiency.
Parents can go to work with confidence knowing their children are engaged in quality early learning and care.
We’re partnering with higher education institutions and other stakeholders to strengthen the attraction, preparation and retention of the early learning workforce.
Every child and family – regardless of location or economic status – deserves access to high-quality early learning and care.
Most Popular Ways to Give
Tuition from our network of Day Early Learning lab schools powers our organization’s mission.
Provide your child with early learning and care while supporting our greater impact.
Your gifts help advance the science of early learning and create for our youngest Hoosiers.
We can work with you to facilitate one-time or recurring gifts.
Ensure that generations of children to come have access to early childhood education.
Join the extraordinary individuals in our Next Century Society by making a planned gift.
Help ensure our Day Early Learning centers have the needed to set children up for success.
We’ve put together an Amazon wish list of needed materials.