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Welborn Baptist Foundation Releases 2020 Early Childcare & Early Learning Survey Report

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Welborn Baptist Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Early Childcare and Early Learning Survey Report. This benchmark study captures point-in-time information about the sector’s strengths, risks and opportunities and sets the stage to monitor changes in future surveys.

Many young children in the greater Evansville area need care because their parents are working or going to school. In fact, according to data from the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC), more local children need care compared to children across the state of Indiana (Vanderburgh 75%, Warrick 71% vs Indiana 64%). Nearly 9 out of 10 (87%) families in this study need childcare.

This survey project was designed to answer key questions about childcare and early learning for families in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana.

  1. What types of childcare do families use when they need care for their children?
  2. What factors do families consider when making choices for childcare?
  3. How are families, providers and communities creating learning environments for young children?  

Welborn Baptist Foundation Executive Director and CEO says, “we are convinced that investment in high-quality early learning and childcare for our most precious resource, our children, is among the most strategic and loving investments we can make.”

This survey represents part of the Foundation’s contribution to our community’s advancement of High Quality Early Learning and Childcare.

“It is our hope that multiple audiences, including families, providers, employers and the community at large will find the data useful and informative,” says Creech.

The full report can be found at

To learn more about WBF’s focus on Early Learning, visit

About Welborn Baptist Foundation

The Welborn Baptist Foundation is a private foundation created in 1999 focused on Early Learning, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Christ-Centered Living, and Nonprofit Excellence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $60 million to nonprofits in Southwestern Indiana, Southeastern Illinois, and Western Kentucky.

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