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    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…

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    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…

    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…