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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…

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    Eclipse Alert: Sun Safety in Early Childhood Programs

    Clear Guidelines for Early Childhood Programs for August 21 Solar Eclipse With much excitement surrounding the upcoming solar eclipse, Indiana FSSA’s Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning shared the following advice for all providers. Please share with colleagues or programs you work with! On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will…

    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…

    Great Plates! What do children need to eat to be healthy?

    Simple tips lead to deliciously healthy, decidedly happy eating experiences! Making sure that children get proper nutrition can be daunting. The challenge grows during the late toddler and preschool years. In their second and third years, children begin to decide what they do and do not like to eat. With that new knowledge, little ones often…

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    Walnut Hill Early Childhood wins $25,000 grand prize for family engagement

    Goshen program wins first-ever prize for effective family involvement efforts Help us celebrate along with Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center! They have been selected as the $25,000 grand prize winner for Partnerships for Early Learners’ first Family Engagement Prize. The application review process brought forward several outstanding applicants. Among the applicants, Walnut Hill stood out…

    Early Learning Indiana Announces First-Ever Family Engagement Award Winners

    $72,500 awarded to 14 early education programs across the state Recognizing early childhood programs for their innovative efforts to engage families of young children, Early Learning Indiana announced today that 14 programs across the state are winners in its first-ever Family Engagement Prize competition. The new prize competition drew 145 applicants for the seven awards totaling…

    Outside Art Adventures Spark Summertime Learning

    Take creativity outdoors to build critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills! Make the most of summertime by bringing art outdoors. An outdoor art center during the warm months offers a variety of developmental opportunities. Plus, it’s an easy way to change up creativity time – simply take art supplies into the sunshine or use…

    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…

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    Building Emotional Literacy with Books

    Great stories do more than build word skills. They can build feelings skills. Curious about how to build emotional literacy with children? The great place to start is a feeling book! Literature is an essential tool for teaching young children emotional literacy skills. Through books, characters show what feelings look like and model how to…