by Kristin Cofield, Family Engagement Specialist After two months of social distance and stay-at-home orders, many people may experience physical and emotional drain.  As our awareness about COVID-19 heightened, we went into crisis mode.  There was a lot of anxiety, panic, fear, and a need to make quick decisions for the best interest of our
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by Kristin Cofield, Family Engagement Specialist Being a parent has never been easy, but we all know in this age of social distancing and COVID-19, it’s only gotten harder. Many of us are experiencing the current events personally. You may have loved ones suffering from the coronavirus. You may have lost a job or financial
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Updated as of May 19, 2020. There’s been so much talk about the “front line” during the COVID-19 pandemic: medical professionals, emergency personnel, grocery workers. But, we know that there are so many child care programs who are still open and still providing quality care for the children of those going in to work every
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You may feel like the world we’re living in has gone wild- it’s definitely not the same Central Indiana we were living in a few weeks ago. It can be overwhelming to digest all of the ever-changing news about COVID-19, whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a child care administrator, a business owner, or a
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As our resident infant/toddler expert, our Family Support Specialist Lauren George talks the talk (but most, importantly, walks the walk). When she’s not busy corralling her active first-grader, she’s living the dream of toilet training her two-year old. WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO TOILET TRAIN? There is not one “right” way or one “right” age
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As a child care provider, we hope that you’ve been hearing about the statewide changes in your support set forth by the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. Starting October 1, things will look different in Indiana’s child care resource & referral agencies, which means the support you’ve been receiving from Child Care Answers
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Knowledge Manager Kristin Kahl generally works behind the scenes to get the word out about what we do here at Child Care Answers. Now it’s her turn to step into the spotlight! Come back on the last day of next month to find out more about our other staff.  Or,  click “Last Day Q&A” at right
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We hope you’ve been hearing all about I-LEAD, the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning’s new online tool, designed for child care providers just like you. I-LEAD, short for the Indiana Licensing & Education Access Depot, is designed to make licensing, background checks and professional development easier to access and update. We here at Child Care
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Coach Coordinator Tikila Welch is all about relationships – with her family, her coworkers, and the child care providers she serves. Get to know Tikila a little better by reading her responses below! Come back on the last day of next month to find out more about our other staff.  Or,  click “Last Day Q&A” at
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Paths to QUALITY Coach Kristin Cofield not only has a passion for improving child care quality for programs and children, but she also has a zen-like focus on improving herself. Read more below to get a deeper insight into what makes Krissy tick. Come back on the last day of next month to find out
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