Indiana’s Family Social Service Administration (FSSA) recently launched a new website, ChildCareFinder.IN.gov, which provides an easy search of licensed centers and homes, registered ministries, and other child care providers in Indiana. Child Care Finder allows families to search for providers by location, type of provider, hours, licensing status and whether or not the provider participates in Paths to Quality, Indiana’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system.
Indiana’s Happy Babies Brain Trust, a work group of public and private leaders, has released an issue brief laying out recommendations for state action to support early childhood development from birth to age three. The issue brief summarizes research on the importance of early learning and development and provides data on indicators of young children’s wellbeing in Indiana. Read a copy of the brief.