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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….

    Disability Awareness Week

    Disability Awareness Month 2018: “Be Cool. We Are.”

    Help children build disability awareness by celebrating the beauty of differences and similarities. What makes you unique? Is it a love for a hobby? Your passion for caring for children? Or is it a quirky personality trait that leaves others saying, “That’s so you!” We all have things that make us special – they set…

    On My Way Pre-K Expanding to 15 Counties

    Indiana Governor Holcomb Announces New On My Way Pre-K Counties

    Fifteen counties across Indiana will launch On My Way Pre-K programs in 2018. Partnerships for Early Learners is committed to supporting Hoosier communities in successful On My Way Pre-K implementation. We are sharing the following information that the state released today. Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate…

    International Women’s Day: The Early Childhood Edition

    Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Started in the early 1900’s as International Working Women’s Day and recognized by the United Nations, the purpose of this day is to commemorate women’s rights. Many also view this day as an opportunity to highlight the power of women in the U.S. workforce. Of the 123 million…

    Recommended: The Building Blocks of Our Future

    How can we balance the increasing demands of school readiness with developmentally appropriate practice? Hear from local and national experts and visit preschools in Marion and Indianapolis to discover what high quality early education means. We talk a lot about high-quality early childhood care and education programs, and we all have our own ideas about…

    Care In America — and Indiana: New Data Reveals Major Child Care Gaps

    The Washington, DC-based think tank, New America recently published Care In America a comprehensive look at the cost, quality, and availability of child care throughout the United States. The publication makes a bold statement by asserting that the child care system in the United States is broken and does not adequately serve the 12 million…

    Ted’s Talk: Partnerships with a Purpose

    On June 7, more than 500 Hoosier business, civic, early childhood, education and political leaders came together at Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center, brought together by Early Learning Indiana, the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, Muncie and Delaware County BY5, and ReadyNation. With a goal of expanding early learning access across the state, those Indiana leaders…

    What the Revised Indiana Core Knowledge & Competencies Mean for You

    Indiana Professional Development Network (INPDN) recently adopted the 2nd edition of the Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKCs). The CKCs were written with all professionals in the field in mind — whether you work in early childhood programs, school-age programs or efforts that serve the field. Additionally, they offer a road map for professionals to…

    Babies & Toddlers – Our Best Investment?

    New Report Makes the Case for Better Care in the Earliest Years More access to high-quality early childhood care and education. Greater exposure to rich language. Earlier identification of learning challenges. Better partnerships with families. These are just some of the things a new report from the Indiana Happy Babies Brain Trust says are needed for Indiana’s 250,000…