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    Encouraging healthy eating in childhood: Great, free guides!

    The choices we provide to infants and toddlers set the stage for lifelong nutrition habits! From Facebook posts to coffee room chats, we are caught in a whirlwind of information about nutrition and healthy eating every day. On the flip side, advertising for not-so-great choices is directed at children daily, from grocery store displays to…

    Simple ways to help infants and toddlers move early and often

    Supporting physical development in the early years sets the stage for lifelong health Over 25 years ago I had a conversation with my colleague Bruce. His job was in the adult wellness field, but his role as the father of a two-year-old led him to an interesting insight. Bruce said that we spend the first…

    As Families Prioritize Child Care, Indiana Has a New Partner to Help Children Thrive

    Early Learning Indiana increases statewide supports with expanded partnership with Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. There are over 500,000 children under age five in Indiana, and nearly two-thirds of them have both parents in the workforce. Indiana families and communities rely upon child care and early learning programs to help their children thrive…

    Ted’s Talk: Partnerships with a Purpose

    On June 7, more than 500 Hoosier business, civic, early childhood, education and political leaders came together at Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center, brought together by Early Learning Indiana, the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, Muncie and Delaware County BY5, and ReadyNation. With a goal of expanding early learning access across the state, those Indiana leaders…

    What the Revised Indiana Core Knowledge & Competencies Mean for You

    Indiana Professional Development Network (INPDN) recently adopted the 2nd edition of the Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKCs). The CKCs were written with all professionals in the field in mind — whether you work in early childhood programs, school-age programs or efforts that serve the field. Additionally, they offer a road map for professionals to…

    A New Partner in Staff Training, Program Quality & More!

    Partnerships for Early Learners is here to serve you. As you recently heard from IACCRR staff, Indiana’s early education and out-of-school time providers have a new partner in professional development, quality advancement and overall success. On May 1, Early Learning Indiana’s Partnerships for Early Learning team began a new contract with Indiana’s FSSA Office of…

    A New Team. An Expanded Mission. A Commitment to Partnership.

    We are excited to share our staffing plan with you. Progress is continuing on our Partnerships for Early Learners expansion at Early Learning Indiana. As we add statewide support services, many new faces – and some very familiar faces – are joining our team. Though our work is diverse, we have one central goal: to…