Early Learning System


Early Learning Networks

HEA assists community partners in developing Networks to achieve our county’s vision for a strong foundation for every child. Each organization plays a critical role in the lives of children and families in our community.

Gr8t Beginnings

Elkhart County’s Gr8t Beginnings Network seeks to improve high-quality Early Learning for local families. Gr8t Beginnings brings together stakeholders that are passionate about improving outcomes for children ages infant to 8 years. Formed in 2016, this coalition leads the charge to expand preschool and high-quality Early Learning in our community.
Network representatives include:

  • Horizon Education Alliance
  • United Way
  • Early Childhood Alliance
  • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
  • Elkhart County School Districts
  • Head Start
  • Private, not-for-profit childcare center

Family Engagement Action Network

The Family Engagement Action Network brings together stakeholders in the community who are passionate about supporting parents and caregivers in being positively engaged in the learning and development of their children.

HEA’s Model of Change

Child and Family

HEA builds the capacity of the adults that interact with children.

Early Learning

With a strong foundation, young people are able to become lifelong learners.

Student Pathways

Developing a strong and aligned talent pipeline for our community.

Adult Pathways

Building pathways to high-demand careers and higher earning potential.