Early Childhood

Early Education Matters — Statewide Updates

Attend a local Indiana AEYC meeting or join a Facebook live presentation to learn about upcoming changes to early childhood system policy. At these meetings, staff from the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning will share some updates on the structure of Indiana’s quality support system. All providers will have the chance to attend a… Read more »

Two Early Childhood Resources: Code of Ethics and Evangelism

The Indiana Early Childhood Cabinet have recently created two new documents as a resource for schools & teachers: Evangelism Ideas to Reach out to Early Childhood Families Code of Ethics & Covenant Agreement for Early Childhood Educators They are posted on our website under Early Childhood along with other resources for teachers & directors. If… Read more »

Lutheran Teachers are a Blessing

What a blessing you are to God’s church and the Indiana District: Greetings to you each of you in the name of Jesus, our Risen Lord and Savior!  God’s great peace through His Son is yours today. We (Amy and I) celebrate with you as you begin to close out another academic year.  Lutheran schools… Read more »

Resources for Early Childhood Teachers

Child Care Answers serves as Central Indiana’s Child Care Resource & Referral agency, otherwise known as a CCR&R.  CCR&Rs work to ensure that children receive the best care possible through a variety of activities. At Child Care Answers, we offer over 100 free face-to-face training opportunities for child care providers just like you. We know… Read more »

School as Mission – We Love to Tell the Story

It’s no surprise that the oldest continually operating school in Indiana is a Lutheran school. Lutherans’ commitment to education is deeply rooted in our understanding of schools as an extension of church ministry. In our Lutheran schools, students learn more than their peers in secular schools. They gain knowledge about the world we share — and they learn about… Read more »

How Ministries Connect with Students and Families

St. John Lutheran School During National Lutheran Schools Week, students across the United States learned about life in Cambodia and the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries  in reaching people with the love of Jesus. At St. John Lutheran School in Indianapolis, students participated in LHM’s online mission trip to Cambodia. Through an interactive website, students learned… Read more »

Child Care Answers Offers Resources

At Child Care Answers, we offer over 100 free face-to-face training opportunities for child care providers just like you. We know your schedule is packed during the week, so we’re offering a series of monthly SUPER Saturday trainings this winter. Topics include: January: Intentional Observations and Lesson Planning February: Social-Emotional Development March: Preschool Depression and… Read more »

Early Childhood Trainings from Child Care Answers

Child Care Answers  is a child care training and referral program operated by Early Learning Indiana. They serve families, child care providers, and the community as they work to enhance access to, and the quality of, child care services in Central Indiana, that includes the counties of Bartholomew, Hendricks, Brown, Johnson, Hamilton & Marion Counties. … Read more »

Early Childhood Cabinet

The Indiana District Early Childhood Cabinet was formed with the intention of providing additional support to the early childhood directors and teachers. Read more about their purpose, mission and responsibilities within the Indiana District. Purpose  The purpose of the Early Childhood Cabinet is to encourage and assist Lutheran early childhood directors and Christian educators in God’s… Read more »

NLSA Resources for Early Childhood Education

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the United States and the world. NLSA has been accrediting schools in the LCMS since 1978, and accreditation decisions have always been based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities… Read more »