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    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…

    Mark Your Calendars: 2016’s Week of the Young Child is April 10 – 16

    Celebrate Indiana’s youngest citizens, their families & the programs that support their learning The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration that is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 80,000 members and a network of over…

    What is CCR&R? Government at its best.

    In this election season, American voters are once again divided over the role of government. On the one hand, leading Democratic candidates for President are promising major expansions of government. On the other, leading Republican front runners are proposing more limits. These debates tend to center on contentious issues, such as taxation and health care….

    Eleven Programs to Expand Early Education Opportunities throughout Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana Invests $470,000 to Serve 500 More Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers At the January meeting of Indiana’s Early Learning Advisory Committee, Early Learning Indiana announced that 11 programs, from Elkhart to Evansville, will receive a total of approximately $470,000 to expand high-quality early education opportunities throughout the state. Due to a strong applicant pool,…

    On My Way Pre-K Opens Educational Doors for Indiana Children

    Applications Open Today in Program Providing Free Pre-K to Over 2,300 Children  Beginning today, families can apply to be a part of year two of the On My Way Pre-K program, Indiana’s first state-funded Pre-K program for low-income families. For the 2015-2016 school year there was an overwhelming response from families in the five pilot…

    Coalitions – A Key to Increasing Options in Early Education

    Indiana and Kentucky have very different early education systems, but a Midwestern collaborative spirit is driving change in both states.  Although the calendar tells us it is winter, many of our states are feeling the heat. Human capital has a very strong bearing on local economic strength, and education is a prime lever in ratcheting…