Location

Indiana

Industry

Government

Need

Propel Program Expansion

Project

Research

Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning | Support for Growing Opportunities

Client Needs

The Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is a division of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and oversees early childhood education and out-of-school-time programs. The agency hoped to increase child care access as a way to support working Hoosier families through their Employer-Sponsored Child Care Fund. This $25 million grant program provides seed funding for employers and local communities to expand employer-subsidized child care benefits to grow local child care opportunities.

Our Solution

OECOSL sought TCG’s support in the development and launch of this program. TCG developed a business case for employers to invest in child care, use case examples for the grant program, created and facilitated two webinars for potential applicants which included convening a panel of community and business leaders, and completed a formative evaluation of the program.

Deliverables

  • Created a business case overview for why an investment in early care and education is beneficial.
  • Shared 8 use case examples highlighting employer-sponsored grant program model options.
  • Facilitated 2 webinars to share learnings and best practices, and provide technical support to grantees to help them pivot or
    make changes to accomplish their goals.
  • Completed an evaluation of the program to both understand how the grant program is administered and implemented by the
    applicants and the impact of the grant program.

Let's Transform the WorldOver Coffee


Blogs

Tools

Data Informed Tool

Data-Informed Tools

Toolkits address the “why” of data.

Data Informed Tool

Data Dashboard Tools

It is still possible to meet your fundraising goals

Data Informed Tool

Strategic Planning Tools

We’ll work to identify the key stakeholders to inform your planning process.

Data Informed Tool

Evaluation Tools

How effective is your program? Is it working as intended?

Data Informed Tool

Fundraising Tools

With simple, practical tools, your team can diversify funding streams.

Data Informed Tool

Coalition Tools

Is your issue bigger than one organization can handle? A coalition may be the answer!