CASY Family Newsletter
The CASY office will be closed:
Thursday, November 24th - Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Holiday
Healthy Attachment and Its Impact
NEW DATE: November 17th at 12:30pm
Family Bonding ~ Tuesday, December 6th at 1pm
Join CASY's Family Engagement Specialists during this workshop as we explore expectations and processes to encourage bonding throughout different types of families.
Post COVID Language Delays & Timely Services ~ Wednesday, January 11th at 11am
Recording: Child's First Teacher
Recording: Effective Positive Guidance
Join CASY's Family Engagement Specialists while we will focus on defining positive guidance, replacing misbehavior and helping children be more cooperative. We will look at understanding the difference between discipline and punishment to assist with changing the negative patterns in children’s behavior. By focusing on the positive, you will find more joy as a parent.
Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite
Fall Activities For Babies & Kids
Celebrate the Season with these Fun Family Activities!
Make the most of the fall with these ideas — and the kinds of warm family interactions that make this cozy time of year a special experience.
Winter Car Seat Safety Tips from the AAP
Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat.
In a car crash, fluffy padding in a coat immediately flattens out from the force, leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps and be thrown from the seat.
Here are some tips to help strike that perfect balance between keeping little ones warm as well as safely buckled in their car seats.
Healthy Habits to Help Protect Against Flu
Hand Washing: A Powerful Antidote to Illness
How to Help Yourself Get Organized
What Is Working Memory?
Big Jobs At Home
Young children love to help out, but many times we don’t let them. Why? Because we think it’s easier—and faster—to do everyday jobs ourselves. Your child might take 15 minutes to finish a job you can do in one minute. But in 15 minutes your child can learn a lot!
Big Jobs are indoor and outdoor jobs children do with their families (or others) that help the whole family. They include tasks like setting the table, planting flowers, and tidying up when visitors are coming. To adults they might seem like simple tasks, but Big Jobs carry big rewards—for your child and your entire family. Learn more here.
Vaping: What Parents Should Know
Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). It’s common among teens.
By learning about vaping, parents can:
- Talk to their kids about its health risks.
- Recognize if their child might be vaping.
- Get help for kids who are vaping.
Looking for Fun Holiday Activities?
Supporting the whole family
Families, teachers and children are better together. That’s why the Child Care Resource and Referral Network is proud to serve as a navigator for families, expertly assisting them in finding high-quality child care and connecting them with additional opportunities to meet their needs.
Is your family struggling to make ends meet? Could you or someone you know use assistance with paying for utilities, accessing a food pantry, or connecting to job training or employment services? Call 800-886-3952, ext 2. to learn more!
For personalized support in finding a child care program that best meets your family's needs,
contact CASY, Child Care Resource and Referral, Family Engagement Specialists
at 800-886-3952 and choose option 2.
You can also complete the referral request form by clicking here.
Our Family Engagement Specialists will follow up with you by the next business day when you submit the online form.
Click below to find your county's CCDF Eligibility Office
Firefly CCDF offices will be closed Thursday, November 10th
Firefly Children & Family Alliance's CCDF Subsidy Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 10th for staff professional development. They will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, November 11th.
Many Hoosier families have either lost jobs or left the workforce due to COVID-19. From the job search to the interview, it takes time to find a job, and it’s even more difficult to do it with children at home to care for. To help, Indiana is providing temporary child care assistance so Hoosier parents can spend their time focusing on getting back to work. Families who qualify for On My Way PreK or CCDF financial support are also eligible job searching, participating in job training programs, interviewing, completing employment requirements and getting settled in their new job.
- Want to learn more about temporary child care assistance for job-seeking Hoosier families? Click here!
- Ready to apply? Click here!