Frequently Asked Questions
The Early Learning Marketplace is meant to provide an accessible way for supply to meet demand, creating a first-of-its-kind place for providers to post current program vacancies and families to claim those seats in real-time.
The Marketplace team loaded in the basic information for all Indiana providers to make it easier for you to start the process and claim your pages.
The Early Learning Marketplace is the first tool in the country that allows providers the ability to post available seats and for families to claim those seats – creating a true Marketplace.
Through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Marketplace will be available at no cost for at least two years.
Setting up your site’s profile should only take XX minutes. Click here to begin.
You must build and maintain your program’s profile, which includes being responsive to family communication and tour requests. As you sell open seats, you must also keep this information up to date.
That’s ok. Your available seats will ebb and flow. Regardless, the Marketplace is an important tool for you to market your program and build your reputation.
Yes! There is a team ready to help.
Child Care Finder meets an important regulatory requirement and provides public insight into licensing performance.
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.
- Some providers have not yet “claimed” their Marketplace listing. You can reach out and encourage them to do so…
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 Indiana Solution Center for a 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.