Jennifer Hutchinson Delgadillo, Author at Partnerships for Early Learners

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    Updated Guidance For Indiana Child Care Providers as of March 17, 2020

    Guidance about the current COVID-19 outbreak is changing by the minute. Having the most up-to-date information will help you feel empowered and, in turn, help your families during this difficult time.   STAY INFORMED: You can receive updates with the latest information from your local government in a few ways. Web – Information posted on…

    Psychological First Aid training in response to COVID-19 epidemic

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020 Indiana to offer Psychological First Aid training in response to COVID-19 epidemic Intervention approach is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American…

    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. All seven of these modules are searchable through I-LEAD, on Indiana Learning Paths. To learn more about the PDG modules, read below. Training descriptions include duration…

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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…