Happy Fall!
Early Education Newsletter
October 2017

The CASY office will be closed
Monday, October 9th
for Columbus Day

Recently Enrolled

Greene County
Linton Head Start 2

Vigo County
Tiny Tot Depot
ABC Preschool

Sullivan County
PACE Carlisle Head Start 


Share your Faces of Pre-K with
Partnerships for Early Learners!

Share your photos and tell them why you work hard for Indiana's pre-K children and families each day.

Use the hashtag #FacesofPreK on social media to tell your story.

Tag them on Facebook (Partnerships for Early Learners), Twitter(@partnersinearly) or Instagram (@partnersinearly) to have them feature awesome teachers and little learners!

If you don't use any of those for your programs, send them directly to
(as long as there are photo releases for those children, teachers, etc.)

Raggedy Ann Child Care and Preschool
for receiving the Christine L. Fisher award!

See the award information and complete list of recipients here.



presented by South Central Chapter of Indiana AEYC

Saturday, October 28th

at St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 N SR 46 Bypass, Bloomington, IN 47408

Registration fee $50
participants are responsible for their own lunch

Register at www.iaeyc.org/sciaeyc

Scholarships available!
Go to registration link for more information or email sierraroussos@smnurseryschool.org

October is SIDS Awareness Month

SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant, less than 1 year old, that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation that includes a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the medical history.

For more information about SIDS and safe sleep click here 

For further information or to take a Safe Sleep Class – please contact Jill at ext. 34


Safe Sleep Corner

Safe sleep covers SIDS, which is NOT preventable, and positional asphyxia, which is 100% preventable.  Positional asphyxia is when a child’s mouth and nose are either partially or fully covered preventing them from breathing.  Suffocation usually occurs in a sleep setting when there is soft bedding around the child or when another person, adult or child, is sleeping with the child in the same bed.  These deaths are PREVENTABLE!  The Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning is tracking all safe sleep violations and deaths in child care and have set a goals of 0 deaths and 0 violations.  Anyone coming into your facility can report a safe sleep violation if you are not following the proper procedures for safe sleep. All Safe Sleep guidelines and rules are to be followed at all times by every person caring for the children.  All staff must be trained by the business owner or they attend a class given through our office.  If a safe sleep violation occurs a referral will be made to our infant toddler specialist, Jill. She will come on site for a visit and schedule the appropriate face to face training and technical assistance with you and/or your staff.

If you have questions about safe sleep please contact Jill at (812)232-3952 ext. 34.  
She is available to assist you in making positive changes to your Safe Sleep practices. 
Don’t risk a child’s life because you aren’t sure how to resolve a situation
without breaking safe sleep rules.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

More than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied!

National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. This campaign has grown from an initial week-long event to a worldwide effort with thousands of individuals participating in multiple activities throughout October.
Learn ways to show your support here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Click here for more information.


Ideas for Bringing Humor
into the Classroom

Humor reflects our joy. And for children and adults alike, it’s a wonderful way of reducing stress. Humor helps put things in perspective. Encouraging children to see the humor in life is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. You will be enriching their spirit as well as making learning fun.  
Click the link for activities that you and the children can enjoy together.