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    Capacity building grants awarded to three more Indiana programs

    Child care centers in Lafayette, Late Station and Muncie receive grants. Families in three Indiana communities will have greater access to high-quality early childhood education, especially hard-to-find infant and toddler care, thanks to today’s grants! Through our capacity building grants, we are excited to award $172,500 in grants to create 52 new, permanent spots in…

    Three Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

    Our work with infant and toddlers centers on relationships – the closer and happier our relationships with the children are, the more the children grow and the less stress everyone feels. To strengthen your interactions and add a lot to the relationships you have with children, check out the simple tips below! Acknowledge children’s emotions….

    Capacity Building Grants Add 138 Seats in Elkhart, Howard & Lake Counties

    As a part of our ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs throughout the state, we’re excited to congratulate our latest capacity building grant recipients! We awarded a total of $208,250 to support the creation of 138 permanent seats in Elkhart, Howard and Lake Counties. Through the capacity building grants,…

    H is for Healthy Holidays

    Tis’ the season for rich and delicious meals, decadent cookies and cupcakes, pumpkin pie and flavorful beverages. With all of the family gatherings, celebrations and excitement of the season, it is very easy to say “yes” to extra servings and extra desserts. In the United States, the average person gains between 1 to 5 pounds…

    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…

    Monroe County capacity building grants

    Monroe County Programs Awarded $165K to Boost Early Childhood Opportunities by 140

    Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learners Awards Two Capacity-Building Grants to Bloomington-Area Programs Two Monroe County early education programs will receive grants from Early Learning Indiana to add new seats and improve program quality. As a part of its ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs throughout the state,…

    Fall Weather is Perfect for Outdoor Adventures

    The benefits to young children are so numerous that they outweigh the negative comments you may hear.  “The parents will get mad if their child gets dirty!” “It’s not worth it, and they never bring a change of clothes either.” “Are you going to clean them up when we come back inside?” Let’s put all…

    New certification available for early childhood trainers!

    We’re excited to partner with ZERO TO THREE to offer a unique Training of Trainers series that certifies state-credentialed early childhood trainers to provide: expert guidance, professional development, and support to advance the knowledge and practice of the infant-toddler workforce, as defined in the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™. The Critical Competencies detail what educators…

    Three Lake County Early Education Programs Awarded Capacity Building Grants

    Congratulations to our latest capacity building grant winners! Three Lake County programs received grants to add new high-quality seats. As a part of our ongoing mission to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs throughout the state, we’re excited to award a total of $176,500 to support the creation of 128 new, permanent early…

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