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Early Learning Indiana
Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
All IN 4 Pre-K
August 12, 2016
Indy business leaders promise to fight for preschool for more kids
Indiana business and civic leaders launch efforts to lobby for an expansion of preschool opportunities for Hoosier children.
August 11, 2016
What makes a preschool great: 4 things parents should look for
Experts agree on the benefit of preschool, but programs vary widely in Indiana. There are certain things parents should look for when choosing a program for their child.
Who You Gonna Call?
June 22, 2016
Parents of young children get a number to call for help finding preschools
Early Learning Indiana will use more than $10 million in federal grant money to support a statewide push to help families find child care and preschool options.
April 1, 2016
Limited funding means thousands of poor Indy kids won’t get preschool scholarships
More than 4,200 children will enter a lottery for about 1,600 vouchers.
July 2, 2015
Coalition's ambitious goal: improve and expand preschool in Indiana
The ultimate goal of the plan, advocates say, is to prepare the state for the possibility that a statewide preschool program could be widely expanded soon.
May 5, 2015
Video: Experts discuss challenges of Indianapolis preschool expansion
Preschool options are growing in Indianapolis and statewide, but real practical challenges remain before early education advocates say the state will have an infrastructure it can be proud of.
April 18, 2015
Panel: Partnerships, big and small, are key to preschool progress in Indianapolis
Preschool educators and policymakers gathered to talk about the future of preschool in Indianapolis, hosted by Chalkbeat in partnership with WFYI and Butler University.
April 16, 2015
Preschool is expanding, but practical challenges remain
An event Saturday at Butler University featuring the state's top preschool advocates hosted by Chalkbeat will shed light on the future direction of preschool in the state.
November 5, 2014
Mayor Ballard praises revived city preschool plan
Ballard released a statement today praising a new, revived agreement to fund a preschool program similar to the one he first proposed over the summer as part of a comprehensive plan to address the city's growing crime rate.
October 30, 2014
Record-breaking vocabulary lesson highlights preschool
About 230 Indianapolis preschoolers helped set a world record Thursday by taking part in the largest ever vocabulary lesson. It was part of an event to highlight early learning programs in 35 cities sponsored by PNC Bank.
October 2, 2014
Lilly invests $22.5 million to boost preschool in Indiana
Lilly Endowment Inc. announced today it will spend $22.5 million to help expand or open more high-quality preschools across Indiana. Part of the goal is to…
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