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    Seven Programs to Expand Early Education Opportunities throughout Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana Invests $418,000 to Educate 300 More Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners announced that seven programs will receive a total of approximately $418,000 to expand high-quality early education opportunities throughout the state. These funds will allow programs to serve more than 300 Hoosier infants, toddlers and preschool/pre-k students….

    New Pathway for Early Childhood Teachers in Indiana

      A New Opportunity to Magnify the Expertise of Hoosier Teachers For many years early childhood teachers in the state of Indiana have not had a lot options for assistance with furthering their education past a Bachelor’s degree. According to the American Institutes for Research, “Teachers need career pathways that provide new challenges and sustained…

    Elwood Elementary School Indiana Capacity Building

    Capacity Building Support Ramps Up Access to Quality Care

    For many parents in Jackson County, the thought of providing their 4-year-old child with a quality preschool education was simply a pipedream in the past, due to trying economic circumstances. But in Fall 2015, 65 children from low-income families in the rural county had a much stronger support to get kindergarten-ready, thanks to the state’s first…

    Funding Opportunity: New Capacity Building Grant Application Released

    New Funding Opportunity Enables More High-Quality Programs to Add Seats Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners announces a grant opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality early childhood education programs. Currently, only about 40% of children from birth to five are enrolled in high-quality programs. To address this reality, Partnerships for Early Learners aims to…

    Encouraging healthy eating in childhood: Great, free guides!

    The choices we provide to infants and toddlers set the stage for lifelong nutrition habits! From Facebook posts to coffee room chats, we are caught in a whirlwind of information about nutrition and healthy eating every day. On the flip side, advertising for not-so-great choices is directed at children daily, from grocery store displays to…

    Simple ways to help infants and toddlers move early and often

    Supporting physical development in the early years sets the stage for lifelong health Over 25 years ago I had a conversation with my colleague Bruce. His job was in the adult wellness field, but his role as the father of a two-year-old led him to an interesting insight. Bruce said that we spend the first…

    A New Partner in Staff Training, Program Quality & More!

    Partnerships for Early Learners is here to serve you. As you recently heard from IACCRR staff, Indiana’s early education and out-of-school time providers have a new partner in professional development, quality advancement and overall success. On May 1, Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learning team began a new contract with Indiana’s FSSA Office of…