Zahavah Carter, new elementary education student, at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is motivated to succeed in her career goals and chose Ivy Tech to help her get there.

“I chose Ivy Tech because of how affordable tuition is without sacrificing the quality of their programs,” she said. “They have really set me up for success and worked with me on everything so far. Between the amazing support at Ivy Tech and my desire to start my career, I know I will reach my goals.”

Before becoming a student at Ivy Tech, Carter finished high school while taking care of her infant daughter. “Even though going to school is challenging when you have a child, I knew going to college would be the best thing for my family,” she said.

Carter plans to become an elementary school teacher when she finishes college. “I love children and hope to be a positive influence and inspire future generations to love learning like I do,” she said.

Carter explains how the new Ivy+ tuition model that includes free books this year, free classes after 12 credit hours, and frozen tuition rates has helped. “Ivy Tech was already my first choice for college because of the affordability but now, with Ivy+ I can feel way more secure in my decision to further my education.”

Ivy Tech’s Early Childhood Education classes are held online, on-campus, and in the field. To get started at Ivy Tech, apply now at, email or call 812-330-6013.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.