Statewide Partnerships Conference

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The Statewide Partnerships Conference brings together professionals like you to advance our statewide early childhood and school-age quality system each year.

On September 24-25, 2018, you will gather with colleagues from the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning, Partnerships for Early Learners, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, TCC and local child care resource & referral agencies as we all expand our individual professional development and work collaboratively to move the early childhood system in Indiana forward.

Register today — and look forward to meaningful break-out sessions, national keynote speakers and opportunities for collaboration.

About the Event

September 24-25, 2018
Indiana State Government Center South

The conference agenda will include a range of speakers, opportunities to share ideas and tips with one another, dynamic break-out sessions, a networking event, and a chance to celebrate the many accomplishments of our community of early childhood support professionals.

Breakout sessions will focus on several topics, including:

  • Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Family Engagement
  • Quality Improvement


The 2018 Statewide Partnerships Conference is presented by:


We will also recognize colleagues for excellence in advancing early childhood!

Indiana’s early childhood support community has two ways to recognize those who excel at advancing quality within the field.

The Bev Henry Celebration of Service Award recognizes one child care resource and referral professional each year, focusing especially on those who balance an orientation for lifelong learning and those who bring humor to their work lives.

We will also recognize a professional from beyond the CCR&R community but who similarly champions quality and exemplifies a spirit of support to early childhood professionals. The Terri Tosi Garcia Vanguard of Early Childhood Award recognizes excellence in supporting the work of providers and assisting them to strive for greatness. Read more about both awards and their namesakes and nominate a worthy candidate today by filling out the form below!

Nominations are open! Click here to nominate a colleague by August 17, 2018.

About the Bev Henry and the Celebration of Service Award

In 2006, following her death, the IACCRR Board of Directors voted to establish the Bev Henry Celebration of Service Award. This annual award is given to a CCR&R professional who exhibits the same qualities as she did – outstanding leadership, compassion, kindness, lifelong learning and a great sense of humor. She was a very special person – committed to her family, her work, her community and to life itself.

Bev began working at SIEOC in December 1968 and retired over 37 years later in June 2006. Ultimately, Bev became the Executive Director of SIEOC in 1990.

Bev’s dedication and compassion for her job and the community was her “calling.” Bev was a caretaker. She always wanted to take care of everyone, and she would do so before tending to her own needs. This trait followed her to her work life at SIEOC. She did everything she could for the agency and her employees. She wanted to provide the best services SIEOC could provide and made sure SIEOC was a great place to work.

About Terri Tosi Garcia and the Vanguard of Early Childhood Award

This award was established in 2017 by Partnerships for Early Learners to honor a professional who exhibits the passion, leadership, and dedication to professional growth and development that were hallmarks of Terri Tosi Garcia’s decades in early care and education.

This award is open to any early childhood professional, coach, mentor, trainer, or statewide partner who is passionate about training and professional development, and who is dedicated to helping early childhood educators continuously grow, learn, and become better leaders. In addition to receiving the recognition, the awardee will also receive a $100 scholarship provided by Terri’s family and friends with the stipulation that the money is to be used to pursue professional development.


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