Our Program Engagement Specialists are here to support communities by recruiting new early childhood programs where there is a need for high-quality child care, support to child care providers working to become licensed, increase child care provider knowledge in how to operate their emerging business, and connecting emerging and existing child care providers to resources such as community supports, grants or professional development organizations.
Interested in opening a new program?
There are a variety of training courses you will need to complete at different points on your path to licensing. The first step in beginning those training courses is to create a new account on I-LEAD, Indiana’s online child care licensing and documentation system. For more help on creating your I-LEAD account, click on the button below.
Once your account is created you can begin taking your required trainings:
- Orientation I
- Orientation II
- Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
- Indiana Health and Safety Orientation
- Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention