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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…

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    Win up to $25,000 in New Family Engagement Prize Competition

    Family engagement matters – and it can pay off for young learners and early childhood programs! Hoosier early childhood programs have a new opportunity to both enrich and expand their efforts to support family engagement. Partnerships for Early Learners is thrilled to announce our Family Engagement Prize Competition. Through this opportunity, child care providers can win…

    Putting Play at the Center of Early Learning

    A simple formula can help teachers and child cares help children with their #1 job – playing. According to Maria Montessori, “play is the work of the child.” As early childhood educators, it is our job to ensure children have active and engaging learning experiences through play. These learning experiences can be as simple as finger…

    “I’m Not Your Inspiration”

    Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities Begins with Letting All Children Just Be Children “I want to live in a world where we don’t have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of the bed and remembering our own names in the morning. I want to live in a world where…

    International Women’s Day: The Early Childhood Edition

    Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Started in the early 1900’s as International Working Women’s Day and recognized by the United Nations, the purpose of this day is to commemorate women’s rights. Many also view this day as an opportunity to highlight the power of women in the U.S. workforce. Of the 123 million…