Resources For Families
Early Learning Marketplace is modernizing how families find child care. Through the easy-to-use interface, families can search for programs near them, filter based on their needs, and claim available seats in real time. No more wasting time searching the internet and making phone calls only to reach a dead end. Get started now!
Key Marketplace Features
Families search for available programs within their targeted geographies.
Results can be filtered based on family needs (age groups, payment options, seat availability).
Families reserve seats in real-time at selected locations.
Ratings allow families to share information on program quality and experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Marketplace is a modern tool for family decision-making, allowing families to find, research and actually reserve open child care seats. Families will also be able to leave invaluable reviews to assist other families in their journey.
The Marketplace is available free to families. When you purchase a seat, your provider may charge you an enrollment fee.
More providers are joining the Marketplace every day, but some may not be active yet. Consider adjusting your search filters to see more active providers. You can also contact providers directly by phone or email.
Families can also contact the Brighter Futures Indiana Solution Center 1-800-299-1627 from Monday-Thursday between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. or Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for assistance finding early care options in their community.
Yes! Leaving a review is a great way to share your experiences to help other families in selecting a program. Reviews will be posted publicly to help other families choose a program that is a good fit for their family, as well as help providers understand their service and performance.
If your search results do not yield any programs, you can contact the Brighter Futures Solution Center or the Child Care Resource and Referral Network for a free referral. Learn more here.
Yes! Many programs note whether or not they accept CCDF or On My Way Pre-K vouchers. You can message or schedule tours with your programs of interest to learn more.
Brighter Futures Indiana has a number of resources that can help you identify what to look for in a high-quality provider. Learn more here.
We can also help wade through the sea of choices when it comes to choosing a care provider. Here are five things to look for in high-quality early care settings.
Through the state of Indiana’s Child Care Finder website, you can view licensing and regulatory information about specific programs.
For translation or interpretation needs, you can contact the Brighter Futures Solution Center at 1-800-299-1627 or online.
What Is “High-Quality” Child Care?
What is "High-Quality" Child Care?
Choosing to enroll your child in an early learning center can be overwhelming. First, it’s difficult to think about entrusting your child’s care to someone else. Then you have to wade through the sea of choices when it comes to choosing a care provider.