Research, Data, & Reports

Report to North Central Health Services on Early Childhood Funding

Publication date: 
December, 2012
Indiana Grantmakers Alliance

Many IGA members have made significant investments in early childhood development, and IGA itself convenes an informal network of early childhood funders. For these reasons, North Central Health Services commissioned IGA to develop two resources for its early childhood work group. In both pieces, IGA has blended pertinent and available data from Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties (“target communities”) with national and statewide information.

Resource #1: Landscape for Learning
The content for this resource was divided into four sections: an overview of the three dimensions of childhood development (family, community and structured care), demographic information for the targeted communities, data regarding access to and affordability of care in the targeted communities, and relevant school readiness indicators.
Resource #2: Funding Success
This resource outlines effective strategies for funding quality early childhood efforts within the targeted communities. It covers licensing and quality assessment of programs, environmental and teacher quality issues, as well as accreditation. In addition, the report focuses on communicating the importance and economic impact of early childhood education.


PDF icon Landscape for Learning.pdf257.17 KB
PDF icon Funding Success.pdf315.75 KB