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    Let’s Get Moving Grant Opportunity to Boost Physical Health

    Thanks to the generous support of the Indiana State Department and the Lilly Endowment, we are happy to provide the Let’s Get Moving grant opportunity. Beginning today, licensed child care centers, registered ministries and licensed family child care homes can apply for $500 grants to increase the physical activity for their children and families. Apply…

    Rethinking Challenging Behaviors with Reflection

    Questions and Key Considerations in Supporting Positive Behaviors for Early Learners Challenging behaviors can give every teacher pause – but when we pause and reflect on our own behaviors, we often find ways to improve our practice. Read the situation below to dive into this topic and consider reflections that might help you rethink children’s…

    Capacity Building Grants Add 138 Seats in Elkhart, Howard & Lake Counties

    As a part of our ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs throughout the state, we’re excited to congratulate our latest capacity building grant recipients! We awarded a total of $208,250 to support the creation of 138 permanent seats in Elkhart, Howard and Lake Counties. Through the capacity building grants,…

    H is for Healthy Holidays

    Tis’ the season for rich and delicious meals, decadent cookies and cupcakes, pumpkin pie and flavorful beverages. With all of the family gatherings, celebrations and excitement of the season, it is very easy to say “yes” to extra servings and extra desserts. In the United States, the average person gains between 1 to 5 pounds…

    Early Childhood Providers: Don’t miss this grant opportunity!

    Learn more about a new capacity building opportunity! Indiana community/county coalitions with early childhood education providers or individual Indiana early childhood education providers are invited to apply for this new grant to build capacity to serve more children or increase the quality of services. Grant applications are due by January 31, 2017 at 4:30 PM…

    Monroe County capacity building grants

    Hot Topic: Safe Sleep Practices Keep Infants Safe

    Simple ways you can keep babies safe every day! It feels like everyone is talking about safe sleep these days. Licensing makes it a priority to check on sleeping environments for infants. Paths to QUALITY™ coaches throughout the state are being trained to support providers with sleep-related questions. The reason for this is simple –…

    On My Way Pre-K

    On My Way Pre-K Applications Available in 10 New Pilot Counties

    New On My Way Pre-K Pilot Counties – Family applications available today! In June 2017, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced that 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K. Ten of those counties have agreed to pilot a half-year program…