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2016 "Awaken The Force In Parents" Donor Recognition and Fundraising Event is Quickly Approaching                      

 Join us at our annual fundraiser and donor recognition dinner scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 5:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Halls of St. George on Joliet Street in Schererville, Indiana.  This year's "Star Wars" themed event will be focused on celebrating our past, present and future. 


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What a tremendous year we had, and building up a head of steam for a big 2016! Look for some exciting changes as we anticipate expanding our reach to even more families in creative ways!

Thanks for being a part of it!

Passing on Family Traditions builds Pride and Belonging:

Exec. Dir. Kim Smith in The Times


December 20, 2015: Children love to hear stories about their parents and family. Recently my son asked “Mom, why does our family sing that song, “Down on the farm” at birthdays, my friends don’t sing it?” This gave me a great opportunity to... (continue reading)



BIG THANKS to all our supporters for our annual Holiday Party benefiting the families and children of Early Learning Partnership of NWI. 

This year’s theme "Every Child is Unique as a Snowflake" reminds us that childhood is delicate and to be treasured, and that every child is one of kind.

The event was free to families who participate in our programs and included: A family picture and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (played by volunteer Karen Millies), winter themed developmental activities, cookie decorating, story time, holiday carols, and vision screenings provided by the Lions Club.

Expert Commentary from our own Kim Smith in The Times:

Early STEM Learning

October 18, 2015: Creating a workforce with “STEM skills” is the major buzz in economic development, and rightly so. Research is showing that to build strong STEM skills, we need to begin at birth and the preschool years when the majority of brain development occurs. So what is STEM?

STEM is an acronym, used originally by the U.S. government to describe... (continue reading)  






Early Learning Partnership of NWI is dedicated to primary prevention through parent education and support from pregnancy through kindergarten. And we need your help to address growing needs in our communities.

Originally established in 1999 under the Parents as Teachers name, and founded on the Parents as Teachers model, our organization has served more than 750 families in Lake County and provides over 5,000 home visits each year.

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