The CASY office will be closed 
Friday, November 10th (Veteran's Day)
Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 24th (Day after Thanksgiving)

Recently Increased to Level 4

 Monroe County
Compass Early Learning Center

Recently Increased to Level 3

Greene County
Linton Head Start 2


November 11th at Delish Café at 9 am
2144 N. 25th St. Terre Haute, IN 47804

Join Early Childhood Educators to learn more about what can be done in our community to promote and support quality care and education for all young children. We serve Clay, Greene, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties. Learn about what this chapter is doing in our community and how you can help.
Drawings for door prizes!

Please RSVP Georgianna (956)433-1163 or Dawn (812)240-1934

Deadline Approaching Soon!

Early Childhood Literacy Project Grant

Available in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties

The goal of the Success By 6 Grant Program for Early Childhood Literacy Projects is to provide funding to early childhood educators and child care providers for the purpose of conducting an experience that will nurture a love for reading and learning in young children (0 – 5) and their families.  

Project applications will be reviewed and awarded by a panel of early education and literacy professionals. 

Applications must be received no later than 5 PM,
November 17, 2017

For general questions about the grant application or awards process, 
email Mark Johnson at

For more information about this great opportunity visit

Learn More Pre-K Magazine now available!

In a unique partnership to promote early education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Commission of Higher Education and Early Learning Indiana recently teamed up to publish a new magazine focusing on Hoosier children birth through age 5.

Read more about this new resource and the entire magazine series here.

Safe Sleep Corner
Safe sleep is always important and must always be followed.  

Can I put a child in a crib with a bottle? 

Children are not to be laid down in their crib with a bottle, even if they can hold it on their own.  This is not only a safe sleep violation, it is also a licensing violation and against food program guidelines.  Always be sure to hold a child during bottle feeding.  Responsive care-giving is important in bonding with infants and toddlers.  To promote healthy attachments between provider and child, continue holding the child, even after they can hold their own bottle.  To decrease the risk of developing "bottle rot" or tooth decay, children should not lay down with a bottle.  For more information on tooth decay visit

Reminder: infants cannot have anything placed in the crib. 

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 sleeping practices. 

Fuzzy Bear Ministry Preschool
Capacity Building Grant Recipient

Fuzzy Bear Ministry Preschool, in Montgomery County, was announced as a recipient of a capacity building grant through Early Learning Indiana.  This grant will assist them in creating 24 new permanent high-quality seats within their program.

Read more about Fuzzy Bear and the other recipients
as well as available grants here.

Did you know...Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Did you can choose Chances And Services for Youth Inc (Terre Haute) to receive those donations.

Consider choosing CASY as your charitable organization the next time you order on Amazon!

The Early Childhood Innovation Prize

The first few years of a child’s life lay the foundation for future success.

This is a period of rapid development when more than a million new neural connections are formed every second. As young children are busy trying to understand who they are and how the world works, they are influenced by many factors, including relationships with parents and caregivers, experiences at home or in child care and the influences of the community in which they grow up. It’s these earliest moments that matter most. But too many young children are not reaching their full potential because existing approaches to early learning and development are not sufficiently addressing today’s challenges.

Knowing this, The Early Childhood Innovation Prize is seeking ideas that are novel or more effective, efficient or scalable than current ones.
Want to learn more? Click here!

How to Teach Preschool Children About Emotions & Feelings

Preschoolers need guidance to help them interpret their own feelings and emotions and to interact appropriately with others. When you help children learn how to communicate their feelings and emotions effectively, you give them the social and emotional tools they need to deflate tense situations and to understand themselves better. By teaching preschoolers how to express their feelings and how to respond to the emotions of their peers, you help them recognize and deal with their own feelings and emotions, as well as those of others.