Early Education Newsletter
NEED ILEAD HELP? HAVING TROUBLE ACCEPTING YOUR INVITATION? NEED ASSISTANCE LEARNING TO NAVIGATE ILEAD?
Come Brainstorm with SPARK!
You are invited to join us for our first SPARK Learning Lab Feedback Tour. During each stop you will have an opportunity to learn more about SPARK as well as provide valuable input on the technical support SPARK provides.
Find the date and location below that works best for you and register today on Indiana Learning Paths!
August 31 @ 6 pm EDT Nashville, IN
September 2 @ 6 pm EDT Terre Haute, IN
September 3 @ 6 pm EDT Richmond, IN
T.E.A.C.H. EARLY CHILDHOOD® INDIANA
Indiana AEYC has been awarding T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships since 1996.
WHAT IS T.E.A.C.H.?
In 1990, Child Care Services Association created the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program to address the issues of under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce. The first T.E.A.C.H. Program was launched in North Carolina and has since spread to more than twenty states. In 1996, Indiana awarded our first program scholarship.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA, is a unique scholarship program that links education, compensation, and commitment to improve the quality of early care and educational experiences for young children and their families.
Learn more or find out if you qualify by visiting their website here.
Cox Campus Fall Virtual Conference
Date: September 3
After a long spring and summer of virtual interactions, we're all feeling a bit drained. Fall back in love with virtual learning as you learn more about Cox Campus, gain access to literacy experts, and develop a personalized 2-week professional learning plan. The event will also include live music, yoga, and mindfulness - plus opportunities for introvert- and extrovert-style networking.
And as an added bonus, everything done during the conference can be easily replicated. So sit back and enjoy the experience then join us for the After Show, where we'll go behind the scenes to share the conference's inner workings. You'll leave ready to host your own virtual learning experience!
Certificates of Attendance and Completion are available. And did we mention it's all free?!
We'll see you there! Register by creating a Cox Campus Membership.
SPARK! Five Strategies for Assertive Communication
Sept 16, 2020
6 pm - 8 pm EDT
Implement five strategies to state your needs clearly and respectfully. Learn to overcome obstacles that may occur when using these strategies and raise your confidence as an effective communicator. Visit Indiana Learning Paths through your ILEAD account to register.
SPARK! Building Equal Partnerships with Families
Children spend the majority of their time with their families and early childhood providers. Learn strategies to approach families as equal partners in their child’s learning and development and identify opportunities to put those strategies to work. Visit Indiana Learning Paths through your ILEAD account to register.
Executive Function and Challenging Behavior: A New Approach, by Ellen Galinsky and Erin Ramsey
September 30th, 2020
2:00 pm-3:30pm EST
What really works in managing challenging behavior? That’s been the question of every new parent, every new teacher. New research on executive function skills is helping to answer that question with more precision. In this paradigm-shifting webinar by child development experts, researchers, and authors, Ellen Galinsky and Erin Ramsey, you will learn the research implications and strategies that work to help children manage their own behavior through improved executive function. Learn more or register here.
ATTENTION REGISTERED MINISTRIES!
Early Care and Education Nebulizer Guidance
What if a positive case of COVID-19 occurs in my program?
Path To Learning Podcast With Rhian
"The pathway that children get set on as to whether or not they’re going to make it into post-secondary education begins at birth. We just have to muster the public will to be able to do it."
--Rhian Allvin, NAEYC CEO
Listen to Rhian on the Path to Learning podcast where she discusses Power to the Profession, and the initiative to empower teachers in early childhood to ensure all children get a quality education.
10 Strategies for Hellos and Goodbyes From Afar
In a time of social distancing, how can you maintain the warm and loving interactions that are especially essential for infants, toddlers, twos, and their families during drop-off and pick-up times? How can you maintain a consistent routine for hellos and good-byes when safety protocols, restrictions, and guidelines are being updated and changed so frequently?
We know these are the questions many of us have, learn strategies for saying hello and goodbye from afar here.
Just in case you missed it: Giving Us a Call? Our Extensions Have Changed!
Program Engagement Specialist: Kristi Burkhart 812-231-8902
Community Engagement Specialist: Kati Colvin 812-231-8905
Community Engagement Specialist: Jennifer Lee 812-231- 8916
Community/Family Engagement Specialist: Amy Marine 812-231-8917
Family Engagement Specialist: Heather Campbell: 812-231-8903
Family Engagement Specialist: Katherine Darby: 812-231-8906
Program Director: Natalie Pugh 812-231-8919
Resources for Families
Mood-Boosting Tips for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Parenting Disagreements During COVID
Strategies to reduce conflict about staying safe
Parents don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to making rules for kids. Does she need to wear mittens when it’s cold? When is it time to get out of the water? Disagreements like these are just part of raising a kid. But as the pandemic drags on and everyone’s safety is on the line, the stakes feel higher and the pressure is more intense.
Now things that used to be no-brainers can easily become battlegrounds for exhausted parents. At the playground, your toddler won’t wear her mask. Do you give in or go home? You take your kid to the dentist and the waiting room is crowded. Safe to stay? Who knows! Click here for suggested guidance.