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.
ISTAR-KR is an online or paper tool that is available for all Indiana early educators to use to keep track of children's learning and development for ages birth through five. The KR stands for kindergarten readiness and ISTAR stands for Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting. Teachers who use an assessment recording tool like ISTAR-KR are able to make sure each child is getting the skills he or she will need to enter kindergarten ready to learn. The information helps teachers to make effective learning plans and improve children's outcomes. To learn more about ISTAR-KR go to the Indiana Department of Education website.
Sally Reed Crawford has lead the ISTAR-KR development, roll-out, and training for early childhood educators in our state. We give her a huge thanks for this great contribution!! Sally is now an independent consultant to school corporations and is involved in other education projects. She can be reached at the Blumberg Center at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
The new contact for adopting the ISTAR-KR is Karen Stein. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/07/2013 | Breakfast and a Book
Come enjoy a children's book, the sharing of activities to go along with the book, and great networking with your peers.
12/07/2013 | Universal Precautions, CPR and First Aid
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12/07/2013 | American Red Cross First Aid CPR
Participants will be certified in American Red Cross CPR (infant, child, adult) and First Aid.
Paths To QUALITY: Introduction Session
This is the first step to enrolling in the Paths to QUALITY (PTQ) rating system. Once you have atten
Learn the importance of building relationships, creating supportive environments and incorporating social and emotional strategies into your everyday routine.
This workshop will cover a variety of topics important to culturally responsive teaching.