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Children need high quality early education

Children impacted annually by Early Childhood Alliance
Families in ECA Learning Centers depend on tuition assistance
Indiana children ages 3-5 in high-quality early childhood education programs1

Early Childhood Alliance helps children build a strong foundation for success in school and success in life.

  • Every $1 invested in early childhood programs saves taxpayers $7-$10 spent on welfare, remediation, education, unemployment, and law enforcement.
  • Children who have high quality early childhood education are more likely to graduate from high school.
  • Without kindergarten readiness, the consequences are costly. Northeast Indiana spends nearly $1.3 million on students held back in kindergarten each year.2
  • Quality early education programs like Early Childhood Alliance’s Learning Centers help reduce dropout rates, poverty and crime, while improving job skills to build a strong workforce.

Early Childhood Alliance depends on the generosity of community organizations and individuals just like you for 45% of our operating budget.

Your support for the education of young children – birth through age five – makes a significant impact on children and your community.

Revenue Sources

  • Govt Grants
  • Program Service Fees
  • Contributions
  • United Way
  • Fundraising Events


  • Program Expenses
  • Fundraising & Admin

How can I help build better futures for children?

  1. 66% of young Hoosier children require child care (ELAC, 2016; National Center for Children in Poverty, 2013).
  2. Source: Indiana Department of Education