Outreach, Referrals, and Training
As an advocate for quality child care, Day Nursery provides a variety of programs that support the children, parents, and child care providers in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties through our Child Care Answers program. For service or information about the following programs, call 317-631-4643 or the individual numbers listed. If outside the local area, call 1-800-272-2937. Additional information can be found at www.childcareanswers.com.
Locate child care: learn more about child care policies, rules and laws, become a child care provider; and learn more about the Indiana Community Child Care Initiative
Child Care Answers http://www.childcareanswers.com/
Child Care Answers has been serving the Indianapolis area community for over 20 years as an outreach program of Day Nursery Association. Child Care Answers’ mission is to ensure that the children of today and tomorrow are cared for in a professional and nurturing manner and that every parent, child care provider and community leader know the importance of their roles in the development of children. CCA serves as the child care resource and referral agency for Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks and Johnson counties.
Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org/
ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development. ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit organization.
National Association for the Education of Young Children http://www.naeyc.org/
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. All Day Nursery locations strive to achieve national accreditation through NAEYC.
The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children http://www.naccrra.org/parent/index.php
Join Parent Central. If you have a child under age 8, sign up to receive Parent Central Express, a monthly e-newsletter, full of tips for parents, with activities and ways to get involved in your community. You can also sign up to be alerted about opportunities to voice your concerns to local and national decision-makers.
Understanding all the nuances of high-quality pre-k can be challenging. Pre-K Now knows that, to be successful, you need access to the best information possible—from the pre-k basics to complex analyses of the economic and political landscape surrounding pre-k. Pre-K Now is a public education and advocacy organization that advances high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds. Learn what’s happening in states that are making pre-k a reality, and tour a virtual pre-k classroom featuring the elements of high quality.
Teaching Strategies http://www.teachingstrategies.com/
Teaching Strategies offers an array of curriculum and assessment materials for children from infancy to third grade. Day Nursery uses the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers and the Creative Curriculum for Preschool in our classrooms.
Council for Professional Recognition
The Council works to improve the professional status of early childhood workers and helps to meet the growing need for qualified child care staff.
Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral (IACCRR) http://www.iaccrr.org/
The Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral (IACCRR) is a statewide organization whose mission is to work with local member agencies at a local, state and national level to provide, coordinate, and advocate a strong statewide system of childcare resources and referrals. The results of IACCRR services are safe, healthy and responsive care for all children. The organization strives to positively impact the quality of life for all Indiana families.
The National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center linking parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information. NCCIC’s Online Library, is the largest collection of summaries and links to full-text publications about child care and early childhood education. Search thousands of resources and publications containing summaries, availability information and links to full text documents when available.
Indiana Youth Institute http://www.iyi.org/
The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf. Looking for numbers, data, and well, a site that contains exactly the compelling information you need on Hoosier children and youth? This is the place to be. Along with the familiar Kids Count in Indiana data (certainly a reliable source of information in its own right), you can also find links to other relevant Web site resources on children and families.