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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: Update on Projects: Foundations, ISTAR-KR, and Transitions Project

Dana Jones from Indiana DOE Early Learning has provided additional information about the projects and their start dates. This information is posted on the Meeting Place Professionals Information and Resources page.

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:

update posted 4/28/2014 posted 4/15/2014

Upcoming Events

08/02/2014 | Hybrid CDA-I Am Moving I Am Learning
Participants will develop program specific action steps, using a team approach, to meet the goals of I Am Moving, I Am Learning and achieve successful outcomes for children, staff, parents, and communities. ?

08/05/2014 | Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
A required training for all licensed homes and homes receiving Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) V

08/06/2014 | Orientation I- Overview for participants who are interested in starting the business of child care.
Participants will gain the knowledge of the different types of child care and the process needed to get licensed

Recently Posted

Early Childhood Special Education
Fact sheet on special education - a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students eligible for special services starting at age 3.

First Steps
Indiana's First Steps System provides early intervention services for families who have infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

A health insurance program funded by the state and federal government.

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