Jennifer Hutchinson Delgadillo, Author at Partnerships for Early Learners

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    New Professional Development Options through the Preschool Development Grant

    With the Support of the Indiana Preschool Development Grant (PDG), Early Learning Indiana created asynchronous, online training modules designed for for mid-career and experienced early childhood professionals like you. The first one of the seven training modules became available in October, and by the end of December, all seven will be searchable through I-LEAD, on…

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    Safe Sleep Update: No Swaddles in Indiana Child Care Programs

    New views on swaddling via the National Resource Center For Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.   In response to emergent research, the state of Indiana has updated their licensing requirements around safe sleep. The new safe sleep directive is that infants can no longer be swaddled in regulated child care settings….

    Positive Behavior Begins with Effective Environments

      When it comes to classroom management, some things are easier said than done. And you’ve probably heard many opinions on discipline about what “you should be doing.” But as an early childhood professional, you know that positive behaviors start with positive environments, classroom preparedness and good techniques. Caring for the littlest learners is one…

    Indiana Expands On My Way Pre-K

    The Indiana General Assembly recently passed a new law expanding the On My Way Pre-K program.   Great news for families and programs: Families from all 92 counties can now apply to On My Way Pre-K! Now, children who are 4-years-old by August 1, 2019, from low-income families living in any Indiana county might benefit from…

    New Grant Opportunity: Capacity Building Grant

    Are you a Pre-K provider or looking to advance to a PTQ rating Level 3 or Level 4? Apply to this grant opportunity by Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT.   The Indiana FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning announced a new funding opportunity for providers in 56 Indiana counties. The third round of…

    New Resource: Early Learning Foundations Guidance

    What you need to know about the new Early Learning Foundations Guidance documents.   By now, you probably know Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations by heart. You know how to identify when a little learner is on their way to great communication skills, when reading is just around the corner and when numeracy skills are developing right…

    Trending: Screen Time & Kids

    What new research says about children and screen time.   Do a Google search for kids and screen time, and you will find headlines that say everything from “screens are toxic for kids” to “kids can watch Winnie the Pooh all day if they want to.” Most recently, a new study claims there is no…

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    $90K AWARDED TO SUPPORT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

    15 Early education programs awarded Family Engagement Prizes Early Learning Indiana announced today the winners of its 2018 Family Engagement Prize. The prize celebrates early education providers who champion the role of families as their children’s first teachers. Funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., 15 different early care and education providers received a…

    Cold Weather Outside, Bold Learning Inside!

    Winter Weather Offers Early Childhood Programs The Chance to Take a Deep Dive Into Learning From freezing rain to super-chilly days, many early childhood programs have a bit less opportunity to use the outdoors as a bonus classroom in Indiana winters. But there’s still plenty of ways to use the plunging temperatures to build children’s…