Family Newsletter

February 2020

Looking for Child Care?

We offer referrals to early education programs

We provide resources that meet your identified needs

We help navigate the process

Contact a Family Engagement Specialist at 800-886-3952

CASY is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving your community.

We promote quality child care and early learning experiences for all children.

One of the most important things that families can do to help children grow and develop in many different areas is to engage in active, meaningful conversations with them. Through acknowledging and engaging baby’s babbles, a toddler's first words, simple sentences from preschoolers, and deeper conversations with school-agers, families can foster their child’s language development and prepare them for respectful social interactions throughout life.

Join the CASY Family Engagement Specialists for this discussion on meaningful conversations with children of all ages during this month's webinar.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Intake offices

The Child Care and Development Fund is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care.

For assistance with CCDF vouchers, contact your local intake office, listed below.

Automated Health Systems 855-533-7342: Delaware and Vigo

Children's Bureau 866-287-2420: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Park, Sullivan and Vermillion

Children's Bureau 866-494-5330: Bartholomew, Brown, Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne

Maximus 833-946-8253: Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby

For further information on CCDF, click here

How to find a Quality Child Care Program

Choosing a child care program for your child is a critically important, yet highly personal decision. But just how do you go about making this decision? Visiting and observing in classrooms will give the most insight into the ins and outs of the programs you are considering. Additionally, interviewing current parents about their experience at the program provides a parent’s perspective that a tour cannot.

Here are some important factors to consider as you visit programs to find the one that suits your family and supports your child’s learning, growth, and development. Click here to read more.

14 Ways to Show Your Child Love: Valentine's Day and Every Day

One of the most important parts of parenting is also the sweetest: showing your child plenty of love and affection.

It has a nurturing effect on their physical, emotional, and social development and is one of the most powerful ways we can help them thrive.

Check out these 14 tips to help children feel love, on Valentine's Day, and every day!

Kindness: How a Simple Act Can Make a Big Difference

We’ve all been that kid at one time or another: the new kid in class, the shy or uneasy child reaching out to make new friends, the new kid in the neighborhood. And as parents, we all hope our child will be the one to offer up a smile and welcoming hello to break the ice. Find out more here.

How Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Better Mom

Mothering is hard work. It is constant work. It is so easy to stop caring for yourself or to get overwhelmed. But, when you stop caring for yourself, your ability to care for your child is impacted and your ability to enjoy motherhood is impacted. Read more here on the importance of self-care.
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