Monroe Smart Start adds Kristen White as Pre-K Navigator

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Monroe Smart Start is pleased to introduce Kristen White, Pre-K Navigator in Monroe County. White is recent graduate of Indiana University with a degree in social work. She will be participating in various outreach and community events this summer to build awareness and promote On My Way Pre-K and quality early childhood education…

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Community boosts Thrive by Five Campaign on Giving Day

Thanks to 26 local early learning heroes, 17 local businesses and more than 500 donors, Thrive by Five Giving Day raised more than $119,000 for early learning in Monroe County, exceeding the day’s goal! Our early learning heroes also lived up to their titles by raising more than $70,000 through the peer-to-peer fundraising blitz on…

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Pre-K Educators Honored at 5th Annual Early Childhood Excellence Awards

BLOOMINGTON, Ind — Monroe Smart Start recognized early childhood educators, providers and partners at its 5th annual Early Childhood Excellence Awards on Thursday, April 27 at WTIU. Early Childhood Excellent Educator Awards were given to educators and teachers demonstrating high-quality care and collaborative efforts. Eighteen early childhood teachers were nominated by Paths to QUALITY™ Level 4…

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Monroe County selected for On My Way Pre-K program

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Today, Governor Eric J. Holcomb released the list of 15 counties eligible to take part in the expanded On My Way Pre-K program and we’re pleased to share that Monroe County is among them. This program will make prekindergarten available to 4-year-olds in our community from low-income families. Local providers will enroll students for the…

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Bloomington to host Indiana’s 2017 Early Learning Economic Development Summit

Registration is $25 per person for the June 5 event at Monroe Convention Center BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Business leaders, educators, funders, civic leaders, lawmakers and early childhood experts will be in Bloomington on June 5th (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) for the 2017 Indiana Summit for Economic Development via Early Learning Coalitions at Monroe Convention Center. This…

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