This dashboard tracks key indicators of collective efforts to advance Early Learning outcomes in our region (Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson and Posey Counties). The readiness of our young children for school is a high priority and a determining factor for a thriving community.
Through the collective efforts of Indiana state and local entities, the Southwest region is starting to show progress on key indicators of the state Early Learning Advisory Committee’s main impact goals by 2020:
- High quality early childhood care and education will be more accessible for all children and families. Compared to the state, more local children are in high quality known programs, (48% vs 34% Indiana.) Locally, there are more children who need care because all parents/guardians in the household work, (72% vs 66% Indiana,) but also more who are receiving high quality care (34% vs 13% Indiana.)
- High quality early childhood care and education will be more affordable for at-risk families. Though still a significant financial burden, especially when trying to give multiple children quality care, local families in poverty pay less for high quality care compared to the state, (33% of gross income vs 42% Indiana)
Region: Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson and Posey Counties in Indiana
All data from the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, (ELAC,) unless otherwise noted.