Families

Early Childhood Alliance is committed to helping families nurture their children’s development to reach each child’s potential. Among our family services are assistance for families looking for quality child care, quality early care and education, and parent engagement programs.

Child Care Services

A Guide to Finding Child Care

Finding quality early education for your child is a big decision, let our guide walk you through the process and help you land that perfect caregiver.

Our Learning Centers

Quality early care and education in state-licensed and nationally accredited Learning Centers in Fort Wayne

On My Way Pre-K

On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the before they begin kindergarten.

Paths to QUALITYTM

Indiana’s statewide quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs.

Family Engagement Services

Family support programs to assist parents in enhancing their parenting skills, focusing on the developmental needs of children. Opportunities for ECA support:

SparKits

ECA’s subscription service, provides families with expertly crafted activity kits each month

Book Buddies

A group setting with stories, songs and other learning activities for children accompanied by their parents or caregivers

Birth Center Visits

Includes a gift bag for baby and parent plus important messages from staff about the importance of talking with baby during all daily activities.

Bright by Text

A free texting service providing quality, developmental information for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight

Parents as Teachers

Families receive information and support in helping children develop the skills that lead to school readiness. Children involved in PAT have often shown significant advancement in language, problem solving, and social development.

Books & Docs

Provides books as part of the pediatric well child check-up. Staff encourages families to read children’s books aloud and engage in conversation with young children at every age.