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Meeting Place is closing


On October 31, 2014, this website will close. 

The Early Childhood Meeting Place was originally developed and launched in 1998 as an online training events calendar for First Steps and early childhood special education providers. In 2005, the site experienced significant growth and expansion with generous support from the Indiana State Department of Health and its Sunny Start Initiative.

We will also be closing down the Early Childhood Meeting Place Facebook sites.

As hosts of this site, I would encourage you to visit the Early Childhood Center webiste and Facebook. Our future efforts to provide information concerning Indiana's early childhood programs and science-based models and practices will be posted there. 

Thank you for your past patronage and support.


Early Childhood Center, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University

Upcoming Events

10/25/2014 | Dual Language Learners
The training will also explore strategies to create and organize environments that respond to the unique needs of all children in the classroom.

10/28/2014 | Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
In this interactive training we will share national safe sleep standards for reducing the risk of Su

10/29/2014 | Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention
Created by the FSSA, Bureau of Childcare's Health Consultants, this one hour training provides participants with information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect, causes and prevention of abuse and neglect, and how to report abuse and neglect.

Recently Posted

11/15/2014 | A Framework for Early Language & Literacy (cradling literacy mod 1)
Participants will gain nowledge and understanding of using stories personal culture and its influence on teaching practices and the

11/04/2014 | More Than Math
It's easy to make math a part of your day!

11/20/2014 | 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.

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