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Request for Services: Funding Opportunity Child Care and Development Fund Agreement Centers
Request for Services 20-047
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
On Behalf Of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL)
Solicitation For: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Agreement Centers
Response Due Date: January 23, 2020
The purpose of this RFS is to select respondents that can satisfy the State’s need for CCDF Agreement Centers. It is the intent of FSSA to contract with respondents that provide developmentally appropriate early care and education and related services that meet the federal and State regulations for children enrolled in the CCDF voucher program for OECOSL. Through this RFS, OECOSL seeks to increase access to high quality child care and education and On-My-Way Pre-K providers in communities with limited existing options.
For more information about this Request for Services click here.
Bridging the Gap Between Early Learning and Kindergarten:
Strong Start Community Grant
A smooth transition into kindergarten creates a foundation for children to build upon throughout the rest of their K-12 journey. Communities that strengthen the connective experience between early learning and the start of kindergarten set the stage for children to be successful in elementary school and beyond.
The Strong Start Community grant is supported by funding from the Federal Preschool Development Grant through Indiana FSSA’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. For more information click here.
Serving the Families Who Serve Our Country
Other Training Opportunities
Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory
Building Better Block Play
This session looks at re-energizing your block play area with playful props, thoughtful polices, and appropriate support. We will also dig into the wide and deep learning block play promotes.
Vigo County Public Library Presents: Workshop with Jim Gill
January 18th, 2020
Life Long Learning Center
In this energizing session Jim will share examples of his work – both books and
songs – that teachers and care providers can bring back to their classrooms,
playrooms and family rooms. Most importantly, Jim will discuss how his unique
creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their
movements….not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing
and the printed word and the world of numbers.
Contact the Vigo County Public Library at
The Indiana Afterschool Network Presents: The Afterschool Roadshow
We're bringing professional development to you
In partnership with 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the Indiana Afterschool Network will be hosting a series of trainings for afterschool program directors, site coordinators, and support staff called The Afterschool Roadshow.
The first roadshow series - Dive Into Quality - will focus on using IAN’s quality toolkit to address some of your program's biggest challenges. Administrators, site coordinators and support staff can all benefit from these interactive sessions that will cover best practices and strategies in self-assessment, using the online Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning for professional development and how our newest resource for the field, My Afterschool Locker, can support your organization. We hope you can join us and connect with other 21st Century Community Learning Centers and other fantastic afterschool programs in your region!
Join Us at a Location Near You:
- Jan. 14 - Michigan City
- Jan. 17 - Evansville
- Jan. 20 - Lafayette
- Jan. 23 - Gary
- Jan. 29 - Terre Haute
- Jan. 31 - Bloomington
- Feb. 7 - Elkhart
The Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning is Indiana’s premiere conference designed exclusively for out-of-school time program providers. The 9th annual Summit will bring together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana’s youth.
Join over 600 participants to experience:
- Inspiring keynote speakers
- Special evening Networking Reception
- Spectacular Exhibit Hall
- Champion Awards for outstanding programming
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Having a variety of tools and techniques to use in the classroom helps the whole classroom environment. While they will not work for all children, having several tricks up your sleeve will increase positive behavior in the classroom. To read the 10 ways to increase positive behavior in early care and education programs click here.
Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Bringing the Four Core Goals to Every Facet of Your Curriculum
DAP with Infants and Toddlers
The earliest years are all about relationships. Infants and toddlers crave and develop attachments to the special people in their lives. Depending on how parents, early childhood educators, and others treat them, babies also develop expectations about people and themselves.
- Young infants (0 to 9 months) seek security.
- Mobile infants (8 to 18 months) are eager to explore.
- Toddlers (16 to 36 months) are working on their identity; they want to know who they are and who’s in charge.
In child care programs, relationships with families are critical. Caring teachers and caregivers learn from the experiences, knowledge, culture, and childrearing beliefs of family members.
Partnerships grow when teachers value the family as the primary source of information about the child and as the constant in the baby’s life, and when families value the knowledge and personal characteristics of their child’s teachers. Good communication is essential. To continue reading click here.