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Registration is now open for the Indiana Infant Toddler Institute!

Join us in Indianapolis on October 6th and 7th for a 2-day leadership conference designed to meet the professional development needs of those working in infant-toddler care and education, including child care, early head start, and early intervention. Approval for 1.2 CEUs (12 hours) has been requested, and the Institute is an approved First Steps Core Training (FSCT). To register, visit For more information on location, Keynote speakers, and breakout sessions, check out the brochure and preliminary program. We hope to see you there!


Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies

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.

Indiana Core Knowledge and Competencies First Edition


Ongoing Projects

The Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning 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, the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning provides funding for the following professional development projects: