Welcome to the Northeast Indiana Early Childhood Coalition

Connecting communities to advance early care and education opportunities for all families.

We believe every family in Northeast Indiana should have access
to affordable and quality care to ensure Better Beginnings for all children.

Early Childhood Workforce

 Shared Services
Funding from the Strategic Development Commission will allow NEIECC to build out a Shared Services platform later this year. Stay tuned for how this will streamline your child care business, while saving you time and money!

Indiana Early Learning Hub
The NEIECC  is playing a vital role in building a comprehensive resource network for childcare providers, which includes the Indiana Early Learning Hub. This initiative supports early childhood educators by providing them with a wealth of essential tools and information to enhance their teaching practices. The Indiana Early Learning Hub is a centralized platform where providers can access resources such as lesson plans, curriculum guides, professional development opportunities, and research-based strategies. By offering this robust network, the NEIECC is not only strengthening the quality of early childhood education in Northeast Indiana but also empowering childcare providers to create enriching learning experiences for young children. 

NEIECC will soon officially relaunch the Indiana Early Learning Hub!  Get a preview now.

& Advocacy

Partners in Policy Monthly Call
NEIECC is actively collaborating with partners across the state to establish a grassroots effort for early childhood development. One of the ways to connect is through a monthly call which serves as a platform to keep stakeholders informed and ensure messaging alignment. This initiative fosters collaboration and promotes effective communication among all partners involved in early childhood advocacy. By coming together regularly, participants can stay updated on important developments and maintain a unified voice in their efforts to support young children's well-being and development. 

Join us on the second Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m.  Connect to the meeting here.

Employer/Business Engagement

Tri-Share Coming Soon!
NEIECC is proud to introduce Tri-Share Plus, a groundbreaking program designed to provide more affordable care for employees in Northeast Indiana. With Tri-Share Plus, employers have the opportunity to split the cost of care three ways between grant funds, the parent, and themselves. This innovative approach not only benefits employers by reducing their financial burden but also supports childcare providers in delivering high-quality services. By partnering with NEIECC and implementing Tri-Share Plus, employers can ensure that their employees have access to reliable and affordable childcare options, ultimately enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity.  Request more information.


Investing in Early Childhood Education: Training and Funding Opportunities
Wednesday, June 12 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Ivy Tech Community College, 3701 Dean Dr, Fort Wayne In 46835, Room 121
Join the Department of Workforce Development  for "Investing in Early Childhood Education: Training and Funding Opportunities," informative session designed for employers in the early childhood education sector. We will have an information session June 12, 2024 at Ivy Tech Community College- Fort Wayne. Discover valuable opportunities for work-based training and supportive funding that can enhance the skills and capabilities of your early childhood educators. This event will provide insights into available resources, funding options, and practical strategies to invest in the professional growth of your team. The team representing the Employer Training Grant will be available to inform, answer questions, and help you take the first steps towards training and reimbursements!
Register Here

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, August 12 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here

NEIECC Regional Meeting
Wednesday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: TBD
Join us for our second NEIECC Regional Meeting of 2024! More details will be available in late summer.

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here

Partners in Policy - Monthly Call
Monday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. -  Join Here