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South Bend, IN 46601

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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.
Why We Write: the skill that goes beyond communication
Tuesday, January 21

Writing is an expression of self. As children go through the developmental process that leads to functional writing, we can fuel their motivation by providing meaningful opportunities to practice. In this workshop, we will examine how children develop this skill, the reasons it is so important, and how we can support them as they move forward in preparation for Kindergarten and beyond. Audience- older toddlers/preschool

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-we-write-the-skill-that-goes-beyond-communication-tickets-64680494099

A growing collection of useful links to state and local resources and like-minded national organizations.


Click here

We are always on the lookout for qualified candidates with early childhood and/or elementary school expertise.


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Coming events and 

other things we're

up to month-by-month.


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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 is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:00-3:00 and is free!  Register here: https://forms.gle/S9S7s1Vrk6Cv5G4H6