The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning (OECOSL) announces the recipients of new 2-year Early Education Matching Grants. A total of $3.3 million will be awarded to organizations who raised more than $4.8 million in matching funds for both 2016 and 2017 school years. A total of 20 groups from 18 different counties will receive grant funding to provide quality pre-kindergarten education for 4-year olds from low-income families across the state.
Read the Indiana University’s review of Year One of the Early Education Matching Grant.
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.