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New Report Examines Indiana’s Pre-K Expansion Efforts

Released at 2nd annual statewide early learning and economic development summit

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017

Today, Early Learning Indiana released a new report examining the state’s pre-K expansion and proposing steps to continue the state’s progress on early education.

Coming on the heels of state legislation expanding the On My Way Pre-K pilot program, the “On the Road to Pre-K Expansion” report reviews factors that led lawmakers to expand pre-K, compares the legislation with the recommendations in 2016’s landmark “Success Starts Early” pre-K roadmap, and offers ideas for future policy changes. The first roadmap helped drive legislative proposals of the “All IN 4 Pre-K” campaign, led by the United Way of Central Indiana.

“As Indiana continues to invest in pre-K, it’s important that we build a sustainable statewide early education system that is accessible, affordable and the highest quality possibile,” said Ted Maple, Early Learning Indiana President and CEO. “Indiana has made a great deal of progress, but there is much more to be done. It’s our hope that these reports will help to guide that work in the years to come.”

Funded by a grant from the Joyce Foundation, this is the second in Early Learning Indiana’s series of annual reports on the state of pre-K and early education in Indiana. It was released in conjunction with the Indiana Summit for Economic Development Via Early Learning Coalitions held in Bloomington this week. The summit brought together more than 400 early education advocates and business leaders from throughout the state to plan future efforts. The full report can be viewed here.


Media Contact: Jeff Harris, 317.636.9197 ext. 337, jeffh@earlylearningindiana.org

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