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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

09/03/2014 | Child Abuse and Neglect 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.

09/03/2014 | 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

09/04/2014 | Orientation Training 1: Start Up Workshop for Homes, Centers and Ministries
Are you interested in opening a child care program? Then you need to attend this training to learn a

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09/24/2014 | Indiana FOUNDATIONS in Action-3 to 5 year olds
FOUNDATIONS, Content Area, Fine Arts

Medicaid Disability
A program designed to serve individuals with disabilities.

11/14/2014 | FSCT - Verification of Amplification for the Pediatric Population
Current EHDI issues will be shared and recent statistics reviewed.

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