Early Childhood

Ascension Lutheran Christian School Increases Enrollment Despite Pandemic

Ascension Lutheran Christian School is the only faith-based school located in Gary, Indiana. This year ALCS saw a 40% increase in enrollment over 2019. The growth of the LUMIN schools is especially notable given the global virus pandemic. What is it about the Gary school that is gaining the confidence of local families during uncertain… Read more »

Save the Date – Early Childhood Conference

Indiana District Early Childhood Conference I Love to Tell the Story! Saturday, August 29th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran School, Indy Keynote Speaker:  Denise Fleming (author of: “In the Tall, Tall Grass,” “In the Small, Small Pond” and “Alphabet Under Construction”) Some of the Workshops:  Autism Project Approach Flexible Scheduling A Moving… Read more »

Early Childhood Resources from the Indiana Deptartment of Education

Social Studies Guidance IDOE is pleased to release the Early Learning Guidance documents for the Social Studies Foundations. The document can be found on the Early Learning website. Early Learning Newsletter #INspirEDearly, IDOE’s Early Learning Newsletter, has released its August edition. Read all the latest information here.

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 »