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    Ted’s Talk: Partnerships with a Purpose

    On June 7, more than 500 Hoosier business, civic, early childhood, education and political leaders came together at Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center, brought together by Early Learning Indiana, the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, Muncie and Delaware County BY5, and ReadyNation. With a goal of expanding early learning access across the state, those Indiana leaders…

    A New Team. An Expanded Mission. A Commitment to Partnership.

    We are excited to share our staffing plan with you. Progress is continuing on our Partnerships for Early Learners expansion at Early Learning Indiana. As we add statewide support services, many new faces – and some very familiar faces – are joining our team. Though our work is diverse, we have one central goal: to…

    What is CCR&R? Government at its best.

    In this election season, American voters are once again divided over the role of government. On the one hand, leading Democratic candidates for President are promising major expansions of government. On the other, leading Republican front runners are proposing more limits. These debates tend to center on contentious issues, such as taxation and health care….

    Eleven Programs to Expand Early Education Opportunities throughout Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana Invests $470,000 to Serve 500 More Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers At the January meeting of Indiana’s Early Learning Advisory Committee, Early Learning Indiana announced that 11 programs, from Elkhart to Evansville, will receive a total of approximately $470,000 to expand high-quality early education opportunities throughout the state. Due to a strong applicant pool,…

    Indiana Philanthropists Take Deep Dive Into Early Learning

    The early childhood landscape in Indiana and across other states is undergoing significant change.  More public resources are being injected into the system, adding complexity for programs and teachers.  Parents and communities are looking for and demanding higher quality. Research and assessment are driving innovation and increasing learning outcomes for children.  These rapid shifts present…

    Elevating Early Learning in Bartholomew County

    July 14 Conversation to Build Shared Vision for Birth to Five Opportunities On Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm, Bartholomew County’s early learning community will gather to learn about bold plans for the state’s early education space and consider their own shared vision for their community. Providers of early learning and child care, as well…

    Partnerships for Early Learners Launches Five-Year Strategy

    Early Learning Indiana presented our five-year plan to transform Indiana’s early learning landscape June 30 at The Platform in downtown Indianapolis.  The plan, which frames the work of the Partnerships for Early Learners campaign, incorporates the input of a wide range of local, state, and national stakeholders.  In addition to insights into the forthcoming strategies…

    Early Learning Indiana and Early Childhood Leaders Join Efforts

    Leading Early Childhood Organizations in Evansville, Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis Partner to Strengthen Care and Education for Young Children Early Learning Indiana and three leading early childhood organizations in Evansville (4C of Southern Indiana), Ft. Wayne (Early Childhood Alliance) and Indianapolis (Child Care Answers) have joined efforts to strengthen child care, preschool and family engagement…

    $20 Million Lilly Grant Gives Big Boost to Early Learning Indiana Initiatives

    In October 2014, Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a $22.5 million grant to boost early childhood education statewide–including $20 million directly to Early Learning Indiana. The goal of the grant is to help Early Learning Indiana increase the quality and quantity of early childhood education opportunities across Indiana. The funds will go toward helping more early education programs…