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The mission of the Early Childhood Center is to advance early education practices that welcome, include, and bring about successful school readiness practices for all children. To implement our mission, we work to link research and practice in advancing the field of early education by providing leadership and assistance to agencies, organizations, and communities serving all young children (birth through five years), including children with disabilities, and their families.

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Michael Conn-Powers

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April 2014 New Online Training  

Research to Practice for School Readiness

One Online Course ** Four Topics ** 6 Contact Hours

  • Wednesday, April 9   Topic 1: Research to Practice in Indiana
  • Wednesday, April 16 Topic 2: Instructional Strategies
  • Wednesday, April 23 Topic 3: Rethinking How We Use Classroom Time
  • Wednesday, April 30  Topic 4: What Is It about Effective Curriculum that Promotes Learning?

Two sessions will be held on each date (12:30-2:00pm and 5:30-7:00pm) and you may attend either session.

Using the ISTAR-KR to Evaluate Program Impact and Kindergarten Readiness

The Early Childhood Center is embarking on a new research study in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Education. We are pleased to welcome Sally Reed Crawford who will be working on this project. Read more here.