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    Coalitions – A Key to Increasing Options in Early Education

    Indiana and Kentucky have very different early education systems, but a Midwestern collaborative spirit is driving change in both states.  Although the calendar tells us it is winter, many of our states are feeling the heat. Human capital has a very strong bearing on local economic strength, and education is a prime lever in ratcheting…

    Babies & Toddlers – Our Best Investment?

    New Report Makes the Case for Better Care in the Earliest Years More access to high-quality early childhood care and education. Greater exposure to rich language. Earlier identification of learning challenges. Better partnerships with families. These are just some of the things a new report from the Indiana Happy Babies Brain Trust says are needed for Indiana’s 250,000…

    About Our Pre-K Engagement AmeriCorps Program

    Corporation for National and Community Service is our first funding source. Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund — and leads President Obama’s national call…

    New AmeriCorps Program Will Advance Family Engagement

    On Friday, May 29, Early Learning Indiana was awarded a formula-funded AmeriCorps State grant totaling $205,324.  This new, first-in-the-state AmeriCorps program focused on early childhood education will place 15 full-time AmeriCorps members in 15 On My Way Pre-K (OMW) sites in Evansville, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis.  These AmeriCorps members will provide family engagement opportunities for…