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Welcome to the Early Childhood Meeting Place!

The Early Childhood Meeting Place is an information clearinghouse of events and resources for Indiana's early childhood professionals and families of young children. You can find information about upcoming workshops and meetings, professional organizations and training resources, and community resources and information fact sheets for Hoosier families of young children.

NEWS: Update on Projects: Foundations, ISTAR-KR, and Transitions Project

Dana Jones from Indiana DOE Early Learning has provided additional information about the projects and their start dates. This information is posted on the Meeting Place Professionals Information and Resources page.

There are three big projects that will be started soon, including work on the Foundations, ISTAR-KR, and the Transitions Protocol. Dana Jones is recruiting people who are interested in contributing their expertise and experience. She has created sign up sites to gather contact information for those interested. Click on the link below for the project(s) that interest you. She will contact you once the work begins on that specific project.

Here is the link to the Foundations work group:

Here’s the link to the ISTAR-KR work group:

Here’s the link to the Transition Protocol work group:

update posted 4/28/2014 posted 4/15/2014

Upcoming Events

07/29/2014 | FSCT - Analyzing Behavior Challenges & Intervention Strategies
Through this interactive course you will be provided with valuable information needed to identify misbehavior, decipher between behavior vs sensory response, how to selectively "pick your battles" and preemptive strategies.

07/30/2014 | PNC Great Beginnings Early Childhood Music Workshop
Take home all of the instruments, books and CDs presented.

08/02/2014 | Hybrid CDA-I Am Moving I Am Learning
Participants will develop program specific action steps, using a team approach, to meet the goals of I Am Moving, I Am Learning and achieve successful outcomes for children, staff, parents, and communities. ?

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09/17/2014 | Orientation II: Preparation for Child Care Home Licensing
The second of two required orientation sessions for individuals interested in starting a home child care business. OT 2 covers procedures for applying for a home child care license, and the licensing process. Completion of OT 1 required. Pre-registration required.

09/04/2014 | Orientation Training 1: Start Up Workshop for Homes, Centers and Ministries
Are you interested in opening a child care program? Then you need to attend this training to learn a

08/20/2014 | It's a Great Big World: Social Studies Foundations for Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers learn social studies concepts such as body awareness and time through their senses, experiences, and routines.

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