Paths to QUALITY™ is Indiana’s statewide rating system for early care and education programs. It is a free resource to help education providers improve the quality of their programs.

 

 

http://childcareindiana.org/

 

Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.

Town Square Research to Practice: Using Technology as a Tool to Support Learning and Development

Printer Friendly – Research to Practice Technology

This module created by a family child care provider, will explore how to plan for science in your program through experiences with nature, thinking of the environment as a tool to allow young children to explore and investigate meaningful learning experiences.

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

Town Square – Planning for Science through Nature in your Environment and Curriculum

In this module, family childcare providers will explore the importance creating an environment that promotes mutual kindness and respect and supports children’s capacity to self-regulate and how to respond to behaviors that challenge our skills and abilities.

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

Town Square – Supporting Social Emotional Development in Infants and Young Children part 2

 

In this module, family childcare providers will explore the importance of social emotional development in young children and how having a strong connection between a caregiver and a child can facilitate this development.

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

Town Square – Supporting Social Emotional Development in Infants and Young Children

In this module, explore big ideas of early math and think about how adults can engage preschoolers in the math all around them.

 

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

 

Town Square Exploring Math with Preschoolers

In this module, explore precursor math concepts and find out how adults can build on babies’ innate mathematical thinking so that they are ready to learn about sets and numbers.

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

 

Town Square Children are Born Mathematicians  

In this module family child care providers will explore the idea of open-ended materials and the ways that children can learn and develop across social and emotional, physical, and cognitive domains through play and exploration. Intentional planning and scaffolding are emphasized as essential in supporting children’s growth and learning through materials. Resources for organizing and planning open-ended materials explorations in a family child care program are provided in the module.

Town Square Indiana modules can be found in Indiana Learning Paths. Please follow the link below to log into your I-lead account and click on “Start Your Indiana Learning Path”. Once in Indiana Learning Paths please search for:

Town Square Materials that support learning across developmental domains in family child care programs