Little Children’s Ministry awarded $26,000 grant for capital and quality improvements
Today Little Children’s Ministry, located at First United Methodist Church 800 East Broadway, welcomed a $26,000 Registered Ministry Capital and Quality Improvement Grant from Early Learning Indiana to create new early learning opportunities for area families. Specifically, the grant will be used for adding a new restroom and to renovate existing restrooms to make them more accessible to children.
“Little Children’s Ministry is a wonderful daycare/preschool. We provide care to approximately 150 children across Cass County. Our ministry has been in business since January 2, 1990. Throughout the years, we have provided thousands of children with love, care, tools to succeed academically and socially, as well as a firm faith foundation. This grant was another step in our efforts to provide a high quality early learning environment. LCM will now begin participating in the Paths to Quality program. Our goal is to reach Level 3 by fall of 2019. We are very grateful for Early Learning Indiana and the opportunity they have given us to continue to improve our program,” said director Belinda Jordan.
The grants, which are made possible through the Lilly Endowment’s support of Early Learning Indiana, are designed to create more opportunities for early education at high-quality programs. Since 2015, Early Learning Indiana has made 38 different capacity-building grants, totaling more than $1.9 million and has created more than 1500 new high-quality seats across the state.
About Early Learning Indiana
Early Learning Indiana is the state’s oldest and largest early childhood education nonprofit, founded in 1899 as Day Nursery. Today, Early Learning Indiana operates 10 high-quality Day Early Learning centers in Central Indiana, educating more than 1,400 children each year. Through regional (Child Care Answers) and statewide (Partnerships for Early Learners) programs, the organization helps families find quality care, works with teachers and providers to improve program quality and advocates for greater access to early educational opportunities for Hoosier families. More information is available at
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