Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time to renew your CDA?

It is a New Year!
Do you need to renew your CDA?
What are your plans for renewing your CDA?
Your in luck!!
Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana campus is offering a renewal class.

Classes start March 21st and meet for 8 Saturday's from 8:00 - 12:00.
For more information please contact Diane Smith at 317-917-5986.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Whole Child Series

Register now by calling 317-636-5727 or email Joslyn at jsullivan@childcareanswers.com for this FREE training series!
 
Space is limited!!!

Part A–Child Development– Day 1 July 12 8am-2pm
 
CDA Content Area:  CDA08-Principles of child development-6 hours

Do you wonder sometimes why children do what they do?  Did you know that there have been hundreds of years of  research about young children and how they learn and grow? Do you want to know more about how that impacts your work? Come and learn the basic characteristics of early childhood and child development, including brain development and temperament.  Explore the history and the theorists that have had a great impact on the early childhood field.  You will leave with a list of developmental domains and milestones and an understanding of how culture influences learning. Understanding how young children develop and why they do what they do will help you know how to take better care of them and give you a guide to use in your daily work.

Part B–Observing and Assessing Children– Day 2 Aug 13 6:30pm-8:30pm

CDA Content Area:  CDA07-Observing and recording children’s behavior-2 hour; CDA04-Strategies to establish productive relationships with families-1 hour; CDA01-Planning a safe, healthy, learning environment-1 hours
Assessment fits into every good program and helps providers gain valuable knowledge about a child’s individual development and learning. Join us for Part B of the “Getting to Know Young Children Series” as we look at the process of observing children and implementing meaningful child assessment.  Please note: you must attend Part A before being able to attend Part B or Part C.  Learn the purpose of assessment, what areas of development should be assessed,  appropriate times to assess, and how we gather, compile, and share the information.  In addition to these 2 hours of training, participants will receive 2 hours of on-site technical assistance from an expert that will count as training. This training and technical assistance package is designed to help participants as they learn and implement the process of child assessment.

Part C–The Components of Curriculum–6 hrs. Day 3 Aug 23 8am-2pm
CDA Content Area:  CDA02-Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development-3 hours; CDA03-Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional-3hours

Join us for Part C of the “Getting to Know Young Children Series” as we look at the components of curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice.  Please note: you must attend Part A before being eligible to attend Part B or Part C.  These 6 hours of training include the following topics:  how young children learn, how to encourage learning and   development through planning an appropriate curriculum, exploring different curricula, and working with families. Participants will improve their teaching skills and learn how to make their environment a caring community of learners through the use of a planned curriculum. 

Please commit to attend all three sessions and have on-site technical assistance.  Training will be held in Bartholomew County!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Save the date!!

Child Care Answers partners with the Marion County Library to being to you

30 Million Words:  Exploring the Language Gap in Children
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
Tuesday, September 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


Description:

Join Luis Hernandez, a faculty member at Western Kentucky University and a regular speaker at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, and United Way’s Center for Excellence in Early Childhood, as he explores the impact that language development has on the educational achievement of children.  Hear recommendations on how to create a learning environment that fosters literacy/language development and supports families in poverty and learners of English.
 
 
Music Play with a Purpose
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
Thursday, October 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Musician and author, Jim Gill explains the purpose behind his play. Active music play provides a context for children to develop abilities, such as self-regulation, essential to school success. Jim’s clever word play and rhymes in the context of active movement games also provide broad opportunities for literacy development.
Educators, child care providers and librarians leave each session with a repertoire of music play activities that can be put to immediate —and purposeful— use in their program. Best of all, they leave the session understanding that play is a teaching tool that inspires, in children, agility in thought and a love of learning
 
 
There is no cost for either session. Please contact Child Care Answers for registration 317-636-5727 or jsullivan@childcareanswers.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Developing Self-Regulation In Infants and Toddlers


Save the date!
 
 

Training Name:  
Developing Self-Regulation In Infants and Toddlers
Description:  
Self-Regulation! Discuss and become familiar with the different types: Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioral Self-Regulation. Discover what it means, how it affects behavior and development in the infants and toddlers in your care.
 
Date:        June 5th
Time:       615pm-830pm 
County:    Marion
 
Email laureng@childcareanswers for more information or to register call 317-636-5727. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fun Night Out for Teachers/Staff

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is introducing a new program for teachers called Educate and Create.  Teachers are invited to come to the museum for an evening of learning, creativity, and cocktails.  The group will be given a private tour of an exhibit, followed by cocktails, and time to work on a creative project reflecting the content of the exhibit.

 
Our first program will be focusing on the Terra Cotta Warriors.  For $35, teachers will get a guided tour of the exhibit by our resident archaeologist, (guided tours are not offered to the general public), two complimentary cocktails, and materials to create a miniature Terra Cotta Warrior sculpture with guidance from a museum staff member.  The first Educate and Create will take place on May 29.  You can register at childrensmuseum.org. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Space is limited! Enroll now! Director’s Forum 2014

The Administrator’s Advantage
Director’s Forum 2014
The Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral and the local child care resource and referral agencies are proud to present a day planned especially for child care directors.
 When:
Friday, May 9, 2014
 Location:
Fort Harrison State Park | Indianapolis | Indiana
 Cost:  $40
 
Registration form and conference program will be available March 25, 2014
on our website. www.iaccrr.org

For conference information, please contact:
Sally Lacey, IACCRR
317-925-5202 or slacey@iaccrr.org
Toll-free: 1-800-299-1627

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Date change

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood-
Project Learning Tree
 
June 7, 2014

Training Cost:   $20

Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or hesitate every time you send your children out to play, this workshop is an invitation to increase the quantity and quality of the contact your children have with nature. Participants receive the book "Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood" as a part of the cost of the workshop. Come explore and expand out into nature! $20 for book and materials.

 
Session Start Time:   09:00 AM

Session End Time:   01:00 PM
 
County:  Marion
 
Please reserve your spot by May 30th!
 
Limited spaces available!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Save the date!


The Administrator’s Advantage

Director’s Forum 2014
The Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral and the local child care resource and referral agencies are proud to present a day planned especially for child care directors.

 When:
Friday, May 9, 2014

 Location:
Fort Harrison State Park | Indianapolis | Indiana

 Cost:  $40

 
Registration form and conference program will be available March 25, 2014

on our website. www.iaccrr.org

  
For conference information, please contact:

Sally Lacey, IACCRR

317-925-5202 or slacey@iaccrr.org

Toll-free: 1-800-299-1627