The Early Years Count!
An education initiative
of the Community Foundation
of St. Joseph County
Early Years Count!, coordinated by The Family Connection since 2001, focuses like a laser on raising quality in Head Start, early childhood centers, preschools, registered ministries, family home providers, and, most recently, SBCSC elementary schools.
in the mail every month for children birth to five
in St. Joseph County!!!
Thanks to the Community Foundation and a host of dedicated funders. Information and registration here.
Can I ask a question? Am I asking too many questions?
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Real conversations with children include questions. Open-ended or closed-ended? How many is too many and why does it matter? Come learn about the importance of using questions sparingly as part of the conversation and how to make that part of your practice.
Audience: teachers of older toddlers/preschool children
A growing collection of useful links to state and local resources and like-minded national organizations.
We are always on the lookout for qualified candidates with early childhood and/or elementary school expertise.
Coming events and
other things we're
up to month-by-month.
New Teacher Academy
New here? We can help! New Teacher Academy is designed to help position new hires for success in navigating the HighScope curriculum. Join us for a one day overview of strategies to put in place tomorrow for effective classroom organization, daily routine, and adult/child interactions with follow up coaching. This training will pick back up in the fall.