The Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) is monitoring key indicators to track Indiana’s progress on making early childhood education accessible, affordable and high-quality for children and families.
The Monroe County Early Childhood Profile provides data specific to our community in four focus areas: Young Hoosier Children and Families; High-Quality Early Care and Education Programs; Early Care and Education Workforce; and Kindergarten Readiness.
In Monroe County, more than 4,600 young children need care and education while their parents work. Despite research supporting the value of quality early learning experiences, only 43 percent of Monroe County preschool aged-children at child care sites are enrolled in high-quality early education programs.
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