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    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…

    Hot Topic: Safe Sleep Practices Keep Infants Safe

    Simple ways you can keep babies safe every day! It feels like everyone is talking about safe sleep these days. Licensing makes it a priority to check on sleeping environments for infants. Paths to QUALITY™ coaches throughout the state are being trained to support providers with sleep-related questions. The reason for this is simple –…

    $248K in Grants Awarded to Grow High-Quality Programs

    Congratulations to our most recent capacity building grantees! Today, we are excited to announce the winners of $248,500 in capacity building grants to four early education providers to help expand access to high-quality early education programs throughout the state. The grants will create 153 new permanent high-quality seats in Grant, Lake, Madison and Montgomery counties and are…

    On My Way Pre-K

    On My Way Pre-K Applications Available in 10 New Pilot Counties

    New On My Way Pre-K Pilot Counties – Family applications available today! In June 2017, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced that 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K. Ten of those counties have agreed to pilot a half-year program…

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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…