Resources For Providers

Are you a child care provider looking to make a lasting impact on the lives of our youngest learners? The Early Learning Marketplace is here to help you thrive! Claiming your listing and advertising your available openings to local families is your key to success. Our platform connects you with parents seeking the best care for their children, and we want to ensure they find you. This video helps guide you through the simple process of signing up and claiming your listing. It's time to grow your child care business, reaching the hearts and minds of families who are searching for a trusted provider like you.

Resources For Providers

The Early Learning Marketplace makes it easy for child care providers to market their programs and available openings directly to families in need of care. By using the site, providers can maintain their program profiles and highlight unique offerings, communicate directly with families, schedule tours, begin the enrollment process and more.

Provider Opportunities

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Build and Maintain Customized Program Profiles

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Message Families Directly

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Schedule
Tours

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Maintain Lists of Currently Available Seats

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Collect Enrollment Fees & Begin the Registration Process for Open Seats

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Early Learning Marketplace?
A: The Marketplace is a first-of-its-kind place for families to search for care and reserve a seat at their program of choice. Through the Marketplace, providers can promote their unique offerings, communicate with families, post their open seats and enroll new families.

 

Q: What makes the Early Learning Marketplace unique?
A: 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.

 

Q: Why is my profile already started?
A: 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 page(s).

 

Q: How much does it cost to participate in the Early Learning Marketplace
A: Through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., the Marketplace is available at no cost through at least 2023. 

 

Q: How do I get started?
A: We’ve made it simple! Setting up your site’s profile only takes a few minutes. Click here to claim your site and start marketing your offerings to families in minutes. Click here to begin. 

 

Q: What are the ongoing requirements to participate in the Early Learning Marketplace
A: 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 available openings up to date.

 

Q: What if I don’t currently have openings available?
That’s ok. Your vacancy information can be updated at any time, and you can continue to use the Marketplace to market your program and build your reputation.

 

Q: What is the difference between the Early Learning Marketplace and Child Care Finder?
A: The Early Learning Marketplace and Child Care Finder both provide important, yet distinct services. The Marketplace provides a platform for child care programs to promote their unique offerings, communicate with families, post openings and enroll new families. Child Care Finder meets an important regulatory requirement and provides public insight into licensing performance.

 

Q: Who is Wonderschool?
A: Wonderschool is the technology partner for the Marketplace. As you build and maintain your program listing, Wonderschool can provide you with technical assistance.

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Plan Early Learning Curriculum to Meet Development Milestones

In early learning environments, children are developing rapidly. It’s important to understand the typical developmental milestones children face and create a curriculum that helps kids achieve them.