Join Our Team

Make a difference in the lives of Hoosier children at the state’s leading early childhood organization. Join our team of experts and impact early learning across Indiana. Explore careers in early education and center management, early childhood coaches and specialists and nonprofit operations and support.

Our Benefits

We offer competitive benefits to all employees who work at least 30 hours a week. 


Health, vision and dental insurance available for you and your family after 30 days of employment


401(K) savings opportunities with up to a 5% employer match after one year of employment

Life & Disability Insurance

Life and disability insurance at no cost to you after one year of employment

Child Care Discounts

Forty to sixty percent discount on child care rates

Paid Holidays

Eight paid holidays per year for staff

Paid Vacation

Up to 18 days of paid vacation per year that begins accruing on hire date


Flexible Spending Account plans for child care, medical and dental expenses

Free Parking

Free parking at our administration headquarters and most center locations

Professional Development for Teachers

We’re looking for people who understand the importance of early childhood education and are able to translate that into our Day Early Learning classrooms. We are committed to providing our employees the opportunities for professional growth and development through:

  • 20 hours of paid training (i.e. first aid and CPR certification)
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Financial Assistance. Up to 90% educational assistance to complete your Child Development Associate, associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education (IAEYC partnership)
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Salary Increases for completion of CDA, AA, BA
  • Child Care Answers training opportunities
  • Ask me what I love most about Early Learning Indiana, and I’ll tell you it’s how the children come first in everything we do.

  • By providing training & technical assistance to child care providers and coaches, I get to impact the quality of child care for many, many young children.

  • I love that my everyday work positively impacts the lives of families and children across the state of  Indiana.

  • We (our team) all have such different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences which leads to great conversation and tons of growth and learning.

  • My work has allowed me to help improve child care for families and children on a local, state and even national level.

  • I love being able to connect  to providers and hear them talk about something they have changed in their practice that will impact the health of their kids and families.

  • ELI is constantly making sure we are doing the best for children and families in the state. We have great benefits and I love working with people that are passionate about this profession.

Early Learning Indiana recognizes the strength of diversity. We acknowledge and celebrate a society of different individuals, cultures and perspectives whose knowledge, skills and talents enrich and strengthen us as a people.  Early Learning Indiana believes in and practices equal opportunity in its operations, community engagement, employment and decision-making. We encourage inclusion of diverse members of our community.  A multicultural approach to creating an inclusive environment for children is a core value of excellence in early childhood education.

Early Learning Indiana is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a non-profit organization of professional staff and volunteers, our mission is to assure excellent early care and education for young children in Indiana.  |  EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled