Quality Improvement

Raising the Path

Refining Indiana’s quality rating system & powering up our quality coaching workforce

Partnerships for Early Learners is hosting a fellow who will combine academic research with practical experience to refine Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY™ rating and improvement system. Working in tandem with both Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning and early education professionals, our fellow will focus on the continuous improvement of this key piece of infrastructure.

In addition to this fellow, we are investing in a coaching surge across the state, designed to add support more programs and local child care resource and referral agencies in adding more quality options for families. These new quality coaches will guide programs as they reach higher levels of quality and focus on the meaningful interactions that spark early learning.


Recent News

As Families Prioritize Child Care, Indiana Has a New Partner to Help Children Thrive

Early Learning Indiana increases statewide supports with expanded partnership with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. There are over 500,000 children under age five in Indiana, and nearly two-thirds of them have both parents in the workforce. Indiana families and communities rely upon child care and early learning programs to help their children thrive…

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…