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The Bureau of Child Care (BCC) funds several ongoing quality improvement projects using federal grant funds designated specifically to strengthen and improve early care and learning environments in child care facilities for Indiana's young children. This quality investment in child care has an economic impact and benefits communities as well as families and children.
Research indicates that young children's learning and development depends on the educational qualifications of their teachers. To increase the professional development and educational qualifications of child care center teachers, directors, and family child care providers, BCC provides funding for the following professional development projects:
To learn more and register for this training, click here.
Note: This training is only available to child care programs who are participating in the Indiana Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
New for Fall 2013, Ivy Tech Community College will offer "nap time courses" from your facility's staff room, office, or even your home. Courses will meet for one hour twice weekly (1:30-2:30) via live multi-way camera technology.
The first edition of Indiana's Core Knowledge and Competencies was ratified by the Indiana Professional Development Network (INPDN) on April 10, 2013.
The Core Knowledge and Competencies provide a general direction for what educators need to know and be able to do in order to work effectively with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children, youth, and their families.