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Thrive by 5 Launches in LaGrange and Noble Counties

Noble Thrive by 5, an Early Childhood Coalition formed in 2020 to increase the capacity, affordability, and quality of child care and early learning in Noble County, is now expanding. As of January 1, 2023, Noble Thrive by 5 has become Thrive by 5, serving LaGrange and Noble Counties. Rather than continue with a separate […]

Albion Child Care Project

The Town of Albion, in partnership with the Kendallville Day Care Center, and Thrive by 5,  are working together to increase the capacity of child care in Noble County. A formal proposal was submitted to the Albion town Council and Albion Redevelopment Commission to use between $500,000 and $750,000 of the town’s surplus TIF (Tax […]

Noble County Tri-Share Proposal

Summary The Tri-Share Program was originally developed in Michigan and is administered by the Michigan Women’s Commission. This Tri-Share Program proposal was crafted specifically for Noble County, addressing the issue of child care affordability, while also creating future guidelines for child care sustainability and quality. What is Noble Thrive by 5? The Noble Thrive by […]

First Steps Approved for New Child Care Center

Albion, IN – The Albion Town Council has approved the submission of requests for proposals to conduct a fiscal analysis and architectural study, the first steps to building a new child care center in Albion. The Town of Albion, Kendallville Day Care, and Noble Thrive by 5 have partnered to help address the lack of […]

Noble County Child Care Investments = $1.126 Million

For Immediate Release – July 5, 2022 Stabilization Funds Support Early Learning, Set the Stage for Expansion Ligonier, IN – After the second and final round of Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Grants, Noble County child care providers received more than $1.126 million to support their businesses. In the first round of Stabilization Grants in late […]

Noble County IS Collaboration

Written by Jenna Anderson, Noble Thrive by 5 Early Childhood Coalition Coordinator I may not be native to Noble County, but I have made it my home for the last 22 years. During that time, I didn’t simply sit back and let the world happen around me. I got involved, and something became clear very […]

Resiliency is Created in Early Childhood

When do people develop resiliency? According to Stacey Gagnon, founder of Lost Sparrows, it is the time that they are in utero up until age 2. During this time, implicit memories are lodged in the brain, and even these memories can create adverse behaviors in adults. As babies form attachments – when they are soothed […]

Noble County Families Benefit from On My Way Pre-K Grants, Programs

Recently, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration released the results of two studies that show children are part of the On My Way Pre-K program are better prepared for school and that the benefits continue well into elementary school. This news comes as no surprise to East Noble Assistant Superintendent Becca Lamon, who was […]

Noble County Receives Federal Child Care Stabilization Grant Funds

Noble County child care providers received a total of $359,601.00 in Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Funds. Funded by a portion of Indiana’s appropriation of the American Rescue Plan Act, Build, Learn, Grow Stabilization Grants are non-competitive and designed to provide short-term funding to early childhood and out-of-school-time programs that have faced increased costs because of […]