The Fall 2018 Network and Learn Meeting for Preschool Directors and Stakeholders Serving Hamilton County
Thank you for participating in the Fall 2018 meeting. We had a blast at Heritage Christian and are so thankful to the participants and speakers. Below are the materials for your access...
Tricia Akers, Director of Hamilton County Youth Assistance
Youth Assistance is a prevention program established through the courts. To make a referral, please contact the office that is aligned to the school district the child would attend if attending public school
Brenda Klingerman, Principal Early Childhood Program - Heritage Christian
Book Recommendation: Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Deserve-Boundaries-Challenging-Conventional/dp/0996989528
See Brenda's Presentation online here.
Dr. Katie Swec, Pediatrician and Chair, Early Brain and Childhood Development Committee – Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Book Recommendation: Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health https://shop.aap.org/Thinking-Developmentally-Paperback-en.aspx
American Academy of Pediatrics – Indiana Chapter http://inaap.org/committees/early-brain-childhood-development-committee/
Early Learning Advisory Committee http://www.elacindiana.org/
See Katie's presentation online here.
Reach Out and Read Indiana handout here.
Scott Spillman, Executive Director - S.P.O.R.T.S
Brad Stevens Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0FoNu8x1Ec
See Scott's presentation online here.
Updates from the HEPL - Fishers Library: Beth Meyer, Deputy Director – Fishers Library
Preschool Fair, Saturday November 3, 2018 from 10AM-12PM. FREE to participate. Open to all preschool providers. Please register by October 29: https://earlylearningalliancenetwork.org/fishers-preschool-fair/
Please share the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231843567484022/
Ignite is now open! https://hepl.lib.in.us/ignite/
Preschool Outreach https://hepl.lib.in.us/preschooloutreach/
Share the preschool fair flyer, available here.
Early Learning Alliance Network: Dr. Jody Britten, Founder
MyPreK.org and SafeLittles.com are coming! A directory tool to connect parents to preschools and communication mechanism to notify all member preschools about alerts from safety officials and first responders
The Alliance has an agreement to sponsor the documentary Most Likely to Succeed in our local community for the next year. Based on the work of Ted Dintersmith, we hope that this can ignite a community conversation around education for our children. The film DVD will ultimately reside at the Fishers Library – available for check out and showings at the library.
FREE Educator Showing, Saturday, October 27 at 9AM Hamilton 16 IMAX. Please register in advance and share with your staff: https://www.facebook.com/events/269380713692898/
To host a showing for your organization/school community: https://earlylearningalliancenetwork.org/most-likely-to-succeed-hosting/
Have a MOPS or parents group connected to your program? Check out our new Parents and Preschool presentation – part of our outreach for parent empowerment: https://earlylearningalliancenetwork.org/parents-and-preschool/
The networking group continues on Facebook! Join the newly renamed Preschool Directors Serving Hamilton County Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreschoolDirectorsServingHC/
2018 Preschool Salary Survey – Remember $/hour. Deadline November 16: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJC63QC
2018 Preschool Tuition Survey – Remember $/student hour. Deadline November 16: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R29PLTX
Bright Beginnings: Supporting Early Childhood Mental Health
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9AM – 3PM at Fishers High School. Cost: $10 per participant
Bright Beginnings Flyer here
Indiana Department of Education – Sarah Parks-Reese, Pre-K Expansion Specialist
Newly created position to help facilitate On My Way Pre-K expansion (currently 20 counties in Indiana)
Child Care Answers – New Team Members and How They Can Help
Vicki Lehman, Professional Development Specialist; Cori Newland, Early Childhood Development Specialist; Charity Coppola, Inclusion Specialist
As the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Hamilton County, support from Child Care Answers is FREE to all preschool programs in the county.
Child Care Answers Brochure here
Child Care Answers Specialists here
Systems of Care – Family Resource Action Council and Early Childhood Initiative
Kristen Ludeker-Seibert, Hamilton County Systems of Care Coordinator
You can refer children/families to the Family Resource Action Council to have a collaborative brainstorming session to connect to support resources for challenges
The SOC Early Childhood Initiative will be sending out a Preschool Separation survey in November. More information coming soon!
HCSOC Family Resource Action Council flyer here.
Discussion: What happens when children are asked to leave your program?
“Young children (under 5 years old) are expelled at 3 times the rate of K-12 students from state-funded preschool, and private and community child care programs expel children at more than 13 times the rate of K-12 students.”
Policy Statement on Expulsions and Suspensions here.
- Come see Most Likely to Succeed
- Visit the Preschool Fair
- Complete the Salary Survey
- Complete the Tuition Survey
- Read all these awesome books that were suggested
- Come to the next meeting - we love seeing you!
Intererested in participcating in the next event?
If you are a preschool director, teacher, or early childhood stakeholder that serves Hamilton County, Indiana and you are interested in participating in our next Network and Learn event please let us know - all are welcome!