Capacity Building

Quality Expansion Investments

Targeted funds support high-quality programs as they add new seats to serve more Hoosier children

Early education programs are seldom awash in the kind of funds that allow them to expand, even if they are very high-quality. We are expanding capacity across the state by helping programs that have already attained high levels of quality add more classrooms and seats to serve more Hoosier families. In March 2015, we joined with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning and the United Way of Central Indiana to support On My Way Pre-K program expansion across the state. We supported the creation of 172 seats in high-quality programs. In December 2015, we awarded close to a half million dollars to eleven programs from Elkhart to Evansville, Indiana.

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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,…

Capacity Building in Early Education – Balancing Supply & Demand

For those of us who want to expand learning opportunities for children and families, the numbers can feel a bit staggering. Two of every three children from birth to five years old in Indiana require care because their families are in the labor force. That’s a total of 334,372 children who, each day, are learning…