July 2019, Volume 5
Are You Eligible to Become an On My Way Pre-K Provider?
Spotlight From the Field
Indianapolis Public Schools - Francis Bellamy
Resources We Love
“There is no better Tier 1 intervention than an encouraged, enlightened and healthy teacher.” - Dr. Adam Saenz
We hope that you're taking time over the summer to pause and reflect on your self-care. If you're looking to implement some simple and no-cost self-care strategies, we recommend taking a look at the following resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Promoting Family Meals
Do you know the importance of family meals? According to Purdue University, family meals are "positively associated with improved dietary quality, prevention of overweight, enhanced language acquisition and academic performance, improved social skills and family unity, and a reduction in risk-taking behaviors". They have created the Promoting Family Meals Project that also includes resources for families and programs.
Pages to Paradise: Coming to a Town Near Year!
Pages to Paradise - Clarksville, Lafayette, and Jasper
IDOE's Curriculum Team - Clarksville
Pre-K Expansion Specialist, Sarah Parks-Reese, shares information about the new Early Learning Guidebook for Indiana schools.
Early Learning Specialist, Krystal Robinson, talks about data resources that can be used to determine a community's need for early learning.
IDOE's Curriculum Team - Jasper
We were so excited to have IDOE Summer Interns, Brady Harrison and Katie Scott, with us at Pages to Paradise in Jasper!
Teaching teams creating action plans on how to intentionally embed social emotional learning strategies into their day.
Practicing self regulation with Red Light, Green Light facilitated by IDOE's Project AWARE Specialist, Jessica Yoder.
We had a very cute and calm guest for our session - the Early Learning Academy's Facility Dog, Izzy!
First Steps Conference - Bloomington, Indiana
Early Learning Specialist, Krystal Robinson, walking the group through a role-playing activity with the Social Emotional Guidance.
IDOE Staff partnered with the First Steps state office to host a session on transitions. Pictured here are Special Education Specialist, Jessica Tomasino, and First Steps Policy Director, Meghan Smith.
Model Transition Practices
Systems Point of Entry Director, Becky Haymond, and Shelby Central School Early Childhood Coordinator, Susan Smith, share examples of effective transition practices between their programs.
Readers into Leaders Early Literacy Conference
Saturday, Aug. 17th, 8am-4:15pm
40 East Saint Clair Street
Join our partners from Child Care Answers and The Indianapolis Public Library for a day filled with learning opportunities at the 6th Annual Readers into Leaders Conference! More information about this free conference can be found here!