Call out for Care: Childcare a Critical Need for Essential Employees and their Families

Over 230 children of essential workers are in urgent need of childcare in Monroe County. These families include parents or guardians working as health care providers, first responders, or pharmacists. They are making essential medical products, providing sanitation services, or stocking shelves at grocery stores. In each instance, these indispensable workers need the community’s support…

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On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available for families statewide

 New, easy-to-use online application will make it easier for families to apply  INDIANAPOLIS–Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is now accepting applications from families in any Indiana county who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program for the 2020-2021…

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Dr. Jim Laughlin recognized as 2018 Indiana Early Learning Champion

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Laughlin, recipient of the 2018 Indiana Early Learning Champion Award! Dr. Laughlin was recognized on October 16 at the Indiana Early Learning Summit. An inspiration to colleagues, health care professionals, and families in Monroe County, Dr. Laughlin understands the importance of how early learning affects children, parents, employers and the community at…

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Btown: A day with Hoagy & Lemon Limestone

Meet Hoagy and Lemon Limestone! Together they the take us on a journey in “Btown: A Day with Hoagy & Lemon Limestone.” In dedication to Bloomington’s 200th Anniversary, the creative team at Authors Solutions has published this book to commemorate our great city using a celebration sestina poem to guide the adventure. Author Solutions has donated 300 of these…

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Community boosts Thrive by Five Campaign on Giving Day

Thanks to 26 local early learning heroes, 17 local businesses and more than 500 donors, Thrive by Five Giving Day raised more than $119,000 for early learning in Monroe County, exceeding the day’s goal! Our early learning heroes also lived up to their titles by raising more than $70,000 through the peer-to-peer fundraising blitz on…

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