Day Early Learning Federal Building

Early Learning Indiana, formerly Day Nursery, is the oldest child care provider in the state of Indiana, and is one of the few non-profit child care agencies in the Indianapolis area.
Early Learning Indiana was created in 1899 by the Kings Daughters Society who had provided clothing and food baskets to needy families.
Wishing to expand their service, the Kings Daughters established Day Nursery to provide care for the children of working mothers.
By 1940, modern child care standards were established, and as the need for quality child care grew, Day Nursery's programs and services became recognized as the "standard bearer" of early childhood excellence.
Early Learning Indiana is a non-profit organization of professional staff and volunteers.
Our mission is to assure excellent early care and education for young children in Indiana.
Early Learning Indiana operates ten Indianapolis-area Day Early Learning child care centers that provide quality care daily to more than 750 children.
Their parents are employed or students, and scholarships are available based on family income.
A variety of sources fund Early Learning Indiana: parent fees, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Step Ahead councils, United Way, foundation and corporate grants, and contributions from individual supporters including the Day Nursery Auxiliary.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students24 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on the age of the child; CCDF vouchers and tuition assistance available. Full fee is $287 - $195 per week

School Notes

  • Early Learning Indiana, formerly Day Nursery, is the oldest child care provider in the state of Indiana, and is one of the few non-profit child care agencies in the Indianapolis area. Early Learning Indiana was created in 1899 by the Kings Daughters Society who had provided clothing and food baskets to needy families. Wishing to expand their service, the Kings Daughters established Day Nursery to provide care for the children of working mothers. By 1940, modern child care standards were established, and as the need for quality child care grew, Day Nursery's programs and services became recognized as the "standard bearer" of early childhood excellence. Early Learning Indiana is a non-profit organization of professional staff and volunteers. Our mission is to assure excellent early care and education for young children in Indiana. Early Learning Indiana operates ten Indianapolis-area Day Early Learning child care centers that provide quality care daily to more than 750 children. Their parents are employed or students, and scholarships are available based on family income. A variety of sources fund Early Learning Indiana's programs: parent fees, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Step Ahead councils, United Way, foundation and corporate grants, and contributions from individual supporters including the Day Nursery Auxiliary.
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