Where Your Dollars Go
Early Learning Indiana is using grants and the generous donations of individuals, companies and organizations to ensure every child is empowered with the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Here’s how we’re making a difference:
Practicing What We Teach
We operate a network of community-based lab schools, advancing the science of early learning, training the next generation of teachers and instilling essential skills in young children.
We serve as an expert partner, enabling early learning providers to build capacity, transform operations and improve outcomes.
Driving System-Level Change
We're a leading voice in the conversation about the future of early learning and its role in helping to solve K-12 and workforce challenges.
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
We are excited to announce a budding new partnership with the area-based Indy Book Project. Indy Book Project was a top sponsor of our
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
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.
As we begin a new year, we take a moment to look back on the many highlights and accomplishments from 2021. This year we are reminded that early learning starts with all of us. Watch our highlight video here.
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.
After releasing its August 2021 “Closing the Gap: An Assessment of Indiana's Early Learning Opportunities” report, Early Learning Indiana announced today the 18 organizations receiving Closing the Gap grants to address local child care access issues in their communities, increase capacity and quality, and ensure affordability and choice for families. Grants were made possible through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc.
NEW EARLY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING TOOL AIMS TO IMPROVE PRE-K OUTCOMES, CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS IN MARION COUNTY
High-quality early childhood education has proven to close early gaps in academic outcomes based on race and family income. But while Indiana has expanded pre-K funding in recent years, more needs to be done to maximize its power.
INDIANAPOLIS (July 27, 2021) — Early Learning Indiana and Christel House Indianapolis are teaming up to create a new early childhood education center — Day Early Learning at Manual — on the south side of Indianapolis.
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.