Rebuilding and Strengthening Indiana’s Early Childhood System
The average cost of high-quality infant/toddler care in central Indiana is over $14,000, which is nearly double the average Midwestern family’s yearly grocery budget. To address the needs of families and the child care community, Indiana received nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which prioritized stabilizing and strengthening Indiana’s child care sector. The State of Indiana administered these funds through grants such as Build Learn Grow, CARES, and more!
Child Care Answers has been awarded a grant from Child Care Aware of America to showcase how federal relief funding positively impacted child care programs, families, and the community. Using stories from the community, we extend a “thank you” to Indiana’s senators and U.S. representatives for your work to make these funding opportunities a reality. Because of you, nearly 138,000 children and over 4,000 child care programs benefited.