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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: Upcoming Projects for IN DOE Early Learning Seeking Participants

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:

posted 4/15/2014

Upcoming Events

04/17/2014 | Recognizing Children with Special Needs: Observation to Assessment
How are you determining that a child might have a special need?

04/17/2014 | Getting to Know Young Children Part II: Observation & Assessment
Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a child's individual development and learning

04/17/2014 | Hybrid CDA-Embracing Diversity
During this session, we will discuss the importance of examining your teaching practices and reflect on how your culture may influence the ways you teach and support young children's early language and literacy.

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The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children.

Infant Toddler Specialists of Indiana (ITSI)
The ITSI website provides access to many resources for infant toddler Specialists. Explore this site and add it to your favorites! Find information, links to other important sites, a discussion forum, and news of upcoming events.

Head Start, Early Head Start--Kosciusko County Cardinal Center
Early Head Start and/or Head Start enrollment and resource information for the listed counties.

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