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    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…

    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…

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    Apply Today: $10,000 Ball State Master’s Scholarships

    Ready to take the next step in furthering your education? We can help in just three easy steps! In collaboration with Ball State University, Partnerships for Early Learners has a limited number of $10,000 scholarships available to help early childhood professionals like you earn that master’s degree you have always been dreaming of. Here are the…

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    CCDF Eligibility Requirement Makes Child Development Knowledge a Priority

    Complete Child or School-Age Child Development Training by September 30 to Maintain Eligibility The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act 2014 mandates that states ensure that CCDF-eligible providers participate in a training on child development. The new law requires this training for all caregivers, teachers and directors for all licensed providers, with a…

    Your Next Step: Expand Your Career by Building New Skills

    To change children’s lives, you have to start with yours! The early childhood education field is full of hardworking, passionate individuals — like you — who are driven by a passion for Hoosier children, but who are often undervalued. We’re ready to change that, and we hope you are too! Advancing Early Childhood Together Early…

    Asia Carter: Never Too Much Learning in the World

    Through the #IAmEarlyEd campaign, we are highlighting the diverse skills and career pathways of Indiana’s early childhood community. We encourage all Hoosier teachers of early learners to share their own stories on social media or let us know if you think you or someone you work with should be highlighted in this series!  Asia Carter…

    Lee Ann Kidwell: The Twelve Year Bachelor’s Plan

    Through the #IAmEarlyEd campaign, we are highlighting the diverse skills and career pathways of Indiana’s early childhood community. We encourage all Hoosier teachers of early learners to share their own stories on social media or let us know if you think you or someone you work with should be highlighted in this series!  Lee Ann…

    The Making of a Master Teacher

    Winter is a great time to move forward from annual reviews and set new professional goals. Many early childhood professionals are likely considering the next step in their career path. Similarly, most teachers want to continue making a direct impact on the lives of young children while pursuing their next step. One way to take…

    Caring In Faith: Registration open!

    As a faith-based child care provider, it can be difficult to find professional development opportunities that best suit your needs. Well, look no further than this year’s Caring In Faith conference, the one-day event (offered twice in March) designed just for you! Join us for a day of growth, fun and fellowship! This year we have two…

    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…