Working on behalf of Monroe County’s youngest learners.

Monroe Smart Start, a leadership initiative of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, works on behalf of our community’s youngest learners, helping to ensure children are ready for school and ready for life.

Since 2009, the Community Foundation has invested $2 million to support high-quality early learning in Monroe County through advocacy, training, education, parental engagement, and child-centered initiatives.

Monroe Smart Start promotes early childhood education by increasing access to high-quality early learning experiences, professional development for educators, family engagement and community partnerships, early learning advocacy, and On My Way Pre-K enrollment support.

Through Monroe Smart Start, the Community Foundation is collaborating with partners across our community to ensure children thrive by age five and Monroe County thrives forever. Thanks to passionate donors, committed educators, and engaged advocates Monroe County is becoming a better place for children, families, and all.