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  

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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

Family child care environments can and should support a provider’s work with young children. The materials within the environments can lead children’s learning and invite both children and families to feel welcomed in the home. This module is an introduction to thinking about how to create and choose materials that support an inclusive approach and offer children ways to learn about diverse groups as well as seeing themselves reflected in the program.



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 Selecting culturally relevant and anti-bias materials for your environment   

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning offers an area map of the state with each corresponding local community-based organizations that administers  Resource and Referral services.

 

Join our partners Indiana Spark Learning Lab on April 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm EST for their first Virtual Learning Forum on the subject of “Support During COVID-19”!

 

To register, login or create an account at I-Lead, search “SPARK Virtual Learning Forum”, and click the blue register button.

Paths to Quality is Indiana’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). If you have a licensed family child care home you are already a Level 1 provider in the Paths to Quality system. To see the standards for the four Paths to Quality levels click here.

The Paths to Quality system includes incentives for programs and professionals moving through the levels and includes participating programs in the statewide referral system for families searching for programs.

To find out more about Paths to Quality or to enroll, visit the child care Indiana website.

The Town Square team takes the health of providers that engage in this learning community very seriously; we want to make sure that the information that we provide here is not only factual but helpful.

Our partners at Spark Learning Lab created a list of resources to help educators during these very concerning times. Along with Spark Learning Lab, we will update useful resources as we find them available.

This module will introduce the idea of appropriate technology use for young children and explore ways it can be integrated into the family childcare home in developmentally appropriate ways. Strategies on how to manage children’s technology use and ways to communicate with families about technology will be shared.

PTQs:

Level 2 – 11a.8

Level 3 – 8.3, 9.3

 

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 Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use for Family Child care