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.
12/10/2013 | Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-Birth to 3 year olds
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12/10/2013 | Child Abuse 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. This training will meet the standard for completing Child Abuse Detection and Prevention training as required by Indiana law for Unlicensed CCDF providers as well as any other child care providers who are required to complete the training.
12/10/2013 | Service Coordination 103 (SC103)
All service coordinators must complete SC 103 within 6 - 9 months of their employment date.
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.