Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MCCOY has a lot of great training opportunities coming up !

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CACFP Approved Fish Sticks

Child Care Answers CACFP program has been working with providers this contract year on learning about Child Nutrition labels on processed foods and it has been very eye opening. According to the child nutrition label for some prepackaged fish sticks products a 3 year old would need 12 fish sticks to get 1 1/2 ounces of meat. Here is a fantastic way to make your own fish sticks for the kids. Try making a couple batches and freezing them for another day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Framing the Conversation on Race and Equity

Framing the Conversation on Race and Equity

This workshop is being sponsored by the Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral.

April 29, 2015

Presented by: Shana Ritter, Director, Shana Ritter Facilitation & Consulting Services

Time: 1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Time: 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. (Central)

Participants can register at


Webinar Description

This webinar offers participants tools to help frame conversations on race, ethnicity and equity. We will explore how to use data and text and personal experience to construct conversations that explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender and class. In addition, we will look at ways to make these conversations relevant for different age groups and settings.   These conversations are integral to the process of developing strategies and interventions to address inequities in our schools and communities.




Shana Ritter has extensive experience in the areas of culturally responsive practice, school improvement, family engagement and educational equity. She has worked with school districts and community groups to address issues of equity through data based decision making, culturally responsive practice, and dialogues on race, ethnicity and social justice.

Shana has developed and taught courses, seminars and community workshops on multicultural education, diversity in a pluralistic society, culturally responsive practices and moving toward equity.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

National CACFP Week

March 15-21, 2015 is National Child and Adult Care Food Program week. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a program through the USDA to offer reimbursement to child care providers for serving nutritious meals to children. Each day 3.3 million children across the United States are served meals that are part of the CACFP program.

National CACFP week is an excellent time to learn more about the program and sign on or promote the great work you, as a provider are already offering through the program. You may consider planning to try a new recipe that week to talk about the different components of the program, offer some nutrition lesson plans to the children, cook with the kids, or take the opportunity to share with your parents what the program offers to you and what it allows you to offer to the children.

If you are not already on the program and you are a license child care provider or have met the CCDF standards you might take the opportunity to look into signing onto the program. Child Care Answers sponsors providers in the Central Indiana region. If you are interested you can email Emily at

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.