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    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…

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    Emotional Literacy Paves the Way to Healthy Adulthood

    From Babies to Pre-K, We Can Help Little Learners Gain Feelings Skills Daily Emotions come in varying shapes and sizes for people of all ages. For young children, those feelings sometimes translate into challenging behaviors. Young children have a good reason for not managing their emotions in the ways that grown-ups should. Labeling and managing…

    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…