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Early childhood education programs in Wabash County are dedicated to providing a safe place for young children to learn, play and exercise their brains to think, explore, and imagine. Our county offers a variety of early childhood education programs, including in-homes, ministries, schools and centers, giving families a lot of choice.  


The Wabash County list of programs tells parents whether a program is licensed or registered, whether it has a Paths to QUALITY rating, hours of operation, and contact information.


Is your program on the list? You do not have to be licensed or registered to be on this list. Early childhood education programs of all types who follow basic Indiana regulations on adult/child ratios can join the list. Licensing/registration and a high rating guide parents to caregivers and teachers who follow a standard of care which often results in school readiness and social-emotional heath. 


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If you want your early childhood education program added, contact Julie Garber

Advance Your Education

Advance Your Education

Want to advance your education and career in early childhood?

Want to receive more training and continuing education? Check out these resources.

  • Sign up through Indiana Learning Paths to receive free, online professional development. 

  • Contact Child Care Solutions, your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, who provides on-site, in-person trainings and other trainings/ workshops in the region.

  • There are organizations who provide scholarships to cover the costs of attending conferences. Check out IYI's Professional Education Grants and the Community Foundation of Wabash County.

Receive Training

Receive Training

Want to receive more training and continuing education?

Check out these resources:

  1. Sign up through Indiana Learning Paths to receive free, online professional development. 

  2. Contact Child Care Solutions, you local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, who provides on-site, in-person trainings and other trainings/workshops in the region.

  3. There are organizations who provide scholarships to cover the costs of attending conferences. Check out IYI's Professional Education Grants and the Community Foundation of Wabash County. ​​

  4. There are also these online courses that will help you as an early childhood education program. You play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of the children in our county. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. These resources will help you fulfill your role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.



The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that helps low-income families get child care, so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. To apply for the CCDF voucher program, you must contact your local intake agent.

Get Connected

Get Connected

Want to get connected?

In Wabash County we have formed a peer learning community for early childhood educators called "Thrive in Five". It is for all caregivers and teachers of young children (ages 0-5) inclusive of all program types. We hold three-four gatherings each year that cover different training topics. We provide a meal, and it is a great opportunity to connect with other early childhood educators. 


If you are interested in joining the Thrive in Five group and getting on the e-mail list, contact Julie Garber at the Community Foundation of Wabash County.

There is a great need in the Wabash County community to improve early childhood education. Thrive in Five is doing their part by providing meetings and training for childcare specialists to connect and socialize with other teachers, professionals, and home programs in order to find support to enhance the services provided to children.


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