Early Learning Connections Child Care Resource and Referral is an organization that is dedicated to providing professional support, education and training to educators, families and community members involved in Early Learning Care and Out of School Time in Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke counties.
Families can find information on child care programs that meet their needs, learn how to access quality child care and become aware of community resources.
Child Care Providers can receive professional development in early child care, education, starting a family child care business and how to operate a quality program. Providers can also receive training on Indiana State Licensing requirements and Paths to Quality.
Paths to Quality is the voluntary quality rating system in the state of Indiana. This program benefits the families, children, community and child care providers by promoting high quality early care and education for all children.
Community Members and Organizations assist Early Learning Connections through partnerships that bridge the gap between needs and services in an effort to optimize resources.