State Government Center
The Day Early Learning State Government Center provides high-quality early learning to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years in downtown Indianapolis. The center is open to the public and conveniently located for state employees and downtown commuters. With families from all over the world, the center is very culturally diverse.
At Day Early Learning State Government Center, your child will learn and grow in a safe environment. The center has 11 spacious classrooms, an indoor gross motor area and an outdoor playground. Additionally, the center’s location on the downtown canal means children have access to the city’s museums, parks and murals. Classrooms are designed to provide a fun learning environment and are outfitted with developmentally appropriate learning materials to help your child explore and learn.
Brie joined Day Early Learning in 2021. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and an associate degree in early childhood education. Brie enjoys building relationships with the center’s families and staff.
Tyla joined Day Early Learning in 2022 after three years of working with school-aged children. She has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs, and she is a certified florist, often partnering with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on their events. As operations manager, Tyla enjoys working with families and connecting them to other resources within the community.
The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. Kat has been with Day Early Learning since 2015. She has an associate degree in early childhood education and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Kat loves watching the children in her class learn and grow.
The Team Lead works collaboratively with school leadership to lead and nurture growth of team members and to improve teacher practice within the school. Michael has a CDA equivalence and joined the Day Early Learning team in August of 2018. He loves strengthening each childs’ ability to be successful. When he’s not in the classroom, Michael loves to read, cook and spend time with his Cat, Abra.
Amy joined Day Early Learning in 2007 and has also served as Office Manager and Assistant Director. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Amy enjoys seeing the enthusiasm of teachers when they discover a new component or skill and building trusting, collaborative relationships with children and their families.
Laura is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse who has been with Day Early Learning for more than 10 years. Prior to her time at Day Early Learning, she worked in a neonatal intensive care unit, a developmental pediatric office and a pediatric primary care office. Laura has four boys and enjoys traveling to the beach, swimming and gardening during her free time.
As a nonprofit, our goal is to provide high-quality, accredited early childhood care and education at a price families can afford. The prices listed below reflect our full fee. Many families qualify for discounts or financial aid. Employees that work in the State Government Building are eligible for a $10 discount. Please check to see if you qualify.
3-6 Years Old
NOTE: Tuition rates vary based on county. Please visit the page for your desired location to view current rates.
When you entrust your child to Day Early Learning, you can expect a high level of quality, safety and integrity. Day Early Learning supports the highest standards of early care and education by adhering to national accreditation standards and the state of Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY™ (PTQ) Level 4 standards.
All Day Early Learning classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum, a research-based early child care and education curriculum. The learning objectives of the curriculum are aligned with Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations and include child-focused activities that address language and literacy, math, cognitive, science, social-emotional and physical development.
Your child’s classroom will have an individualized lesson plan posted every week. Each activity on the lesson plan is purposeful and intentionally planned based on the teachers’ observations of each child in the classroom.
Regularly assessing each child’s growth and development allows teachers to tailor lessons and activities to the needs of each individual child. All Day Early Learning centers use several methods to assess each child’s growth and development including TS GOLD® observations and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA).
Teachers must have either a bachelor’s or an associate degree in early childhood education. Classroom support professionals must have a high school diploma and CDA or 12 college credits in early care and education within two years of hire. All teachers are trained in Universal Precautions, first aid and CPR.
Children at Day Early Learning receive a healthy breakfast, lunch and two snacks a day at our centers. Meals are designed to be balanced and include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting the amount of sugars and processed foods. Weekly menus are posted in your center.
Our menus are reviewed by a certified nutritionist, approved by the Indiana Department of Education and meet the Gold Standard from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Child Nutrition Programs. Additionally, our culinary team members are Serv-Safe certified to ensure food safety.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. You are always welcome at Day Early Learning. Feel free to visit the center and participate in special programs and activities. Your participation is important to your child’s success.
Your child’s health and safety are our top priority, and we work to prevent illnesses through our health and safety policies. When illnesses do occur, school leaders will inform parents of the illness, symptoms and incubation period, per Indiana State Licensing regulations. We take extra care to sanitize classroom surfaces, toys and common use items whenever an illness is confirmed in a classroom.