Workforce Development

I Am Early Ed

I am…a babysitter teacher!

To change their lives, you have to start with yours.

The early childhood education field is full of hardworking, passionate individuals 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.

#IAmEarlyEd is a public education campaign to connect Indiana’s early education professionals with the tools, resources, and encouragement they need to continue their education and raise the level of professionalism and child outcomes in the field.

We believe that there is an attainable, affordable next step in every early childhood professional’s educational pathway. To achieve that vision, we need YOU to be a part of this effort. Teachers, caregivers, directors and educational institutions all have a part to play in the #IAmEarlyEd campaign.

For Early Education Professionals

Early childhood education is far more than a job, it’s a career path.
Click through to discover why and how you can take your next step!

For Centers and Educational Partners
When you encourage staff to consider their next career step, you increase teaching quality, boost job satisfaction, and reduce turnover.

Contact Beth Riedeman today to learn more about helping your staff consider their next career steps.

Recent News

New Resource: Early Learning Foundations Guidance

What you need to know about the new Early Learning Foundations Guidance documents.   By now, you probably know Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations by heart. You know how to identify when a little learner is on their way to great communication skills, when reading is just around the corner and when numeracy skills are developing right…

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Supporting Breastfeeding Families in ECE Settings

  “One of the most highly effective preventative measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself is to breastfeed.”   — The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, 2011   As early childhood education professionals, we play an important role with families and their children. And as new…