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    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…

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    Win up to $25,000 in New Family Engagement Prize Competition

    Family engagement matters – and it can pay off for young learners and early childhood programs! Hoosier early childhood programs have a new opportunity to both enrich and expand their efforts to support family engagement. Partnerships for Early Learners is thrilled to announce our Family Engagement Prize Competition. Through this opportunity, child care providers can win…

    Putting Play at the Center of Early Learning

    A simple formula can help teachers and child cares help children with their #1 job – playing. According to Maria Montessori, “play is the work of the child.” As early childhood educators, it is our job to ensure children have active and engaging learning experiences through play. These learning experiences can be as simple as finger…

    “I’m Not Your Inspiration”

    Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities Begins with Letting All Children Just Be Children “I want to live in a world where we don’t have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of the bed and remembering our own names in the morning. I want to live in a world where…

    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…

    Active Play Ideas for Yucky Weather

    It’s that time of year when we are all anxious to get outside and let the children run! Bright, sunny days pop up every so often, but Indiana’s winter and spring specialize in cold and wet forecasts. When gray, brown, cold days keep children indoors, gross motor activities sometimes get pushed to the side. It’s easy to put…

    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…