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  • How Child Care Answers Helps Parents

    by Cheryl Tyler, Child Care Answers Outreach Coordinator Child Care Answers is a program of Early Learning Indiana and is one of Indiana’s nine state-funded child care resource and referral agencies. It serves parents, child care providers, and corporations as it works to enhance access to, and the quality of, child care services in Central Indiana…. MORE

  • Going Back to Work: What does that mean for Breastfeeding?

    by Lauren George, Infant/Toddler Specialist & Certified Lactation Counselor Going back to work or school can be challenging for nursing mothers. Mothers are not sure how many ounces of milk to send in each day, getting baby to take a bottle can be difficult, and finding a provider that understands breastfeeding can be a challenge. Here are some… MORE

  • Ask the Expert: STEM Activities for Toddlers

    by Rachel Lee, Paths To QUALITY Coach with Infant and Toddler Emphasis Let’s face it –  the struggle is real. We as adults in general are scared when it comes to thinking of science/math activities to do with toddlers. The word “science” is scary. We aren’t scientists. And, math…well, I can only speak for myself, but, math… MORE

  • Ask the Expert: Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater

    by Emily Barrow, CACFP Child Nutrition Professional As a parent, you have the ability to greatly impact your child’s eating habits by modeling healthy eating and encouraging her to try new foods. Children develop their eating habits and preferences from infancy, and they remain with them through adulthood. Studies have shown that children exposed to… MORE

  • Ask the Expert: How to Promote Learning with Infants

    by Dawn Johnson, Early Childhood Center Enhancement Specialist and former Paths to QUALITY Coach with Infant/Toddler Emphasis A lifelong love of learning starts from the earliest moments. Babies love sharing time with their parents or primary caregivers (at home and school) and some babies love to spend time with other babies. Providing a safe, nurturing… MORE

  • Ask the Expert: When to Change Child Care Providers

    by Joy McCall, Paths to QUALITY Coach Changing child care providers can be challenging for many families. Knowing when it is time to find a new provider may be an even bigger challenge. Change is hard for everyone involved in this process. Children need stability and a warm nurturing environment where they can grow. So, what… MORE

  • Early Learning Indiana Responds to Governor Holcomb’s Pre-K Announcement

    Early this morning, Ted Maple, President and CEO of Early Learning Indiana, responded to Governor Holcomb’s recent announcement regarding pre-k funding in the 2017 General Assembly session. The following is his statement. Early Learning Indiana and our partners in the All IN 4 Pre-K movement are pleased that Governor-Elect Holcomb and leadership in the General… MORE

  • 10 Sensory Bin Ideas for Winter

    by Tonia Haines, Center Director at Day Early Learning at Fort Harrison When it’s too cold outside to play, bring some sensory fun inside to break up the monotony of winter! Sensory bins don’t have to be time consuming and you don’t need to purchase a bunch of new toys. Just grab a plastic tub… MORE

  • Seven Programs to Expand Early Education Opportunities throughout Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana Invests $418,000 to Educate 300 More Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers On December 14, Early Learning Indiana announced that seven programs will receive a total of approximately $418,000 to expand high-quality early education opportunities throughout the state. These funds will allow programs to serve more than 300 Hoosier infants, toddlers and preschool/pre-K students. In… MORE

  • Top 10 Books Teachers Love to Read

    by Karen Crow, Assistant Director at Day Early Learning State Government Center Reading is something we do at Day Early Learning every day, several times a day. Why?  Children love to see and hear books brought to life. When we read, we are providing lessons in creative thinking, problem solving, and most importantly, we are developing… MORE