Family Child Care Professionals  

Family Child Care Professionals had their first networking meeting in April with the goal of building a dynamic network for professionals who understand the unique challenges and provide support, through training, resources, and mentorship. Sponsors of the event were Geminus and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

Early Childhood Directors Roundtable

The Early Childhood Director’s Roundtable met in April for a presentation led by Shin Yee Tan (the SOURCE), and Sarah Cole (the SOURCE), “Managing Challenging Behaviors.” Sponsors of the event were Crossroads United Way, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Geminus, and The SOURCE.

Building Strong Brains Coalition Meeting

A cross-sector Building Strong Brains Coalition network meeting was held on April 24. A lunch meeting allowed the Building Strong Brains network to share and learn about progress, ongoing work, and collaboration across the network.

Tamarack Institute Turf, Trust, and Collaboration Workshop in May

Partners from Building Strong Brains joined with the Connect in Elkhart County initiative and Student Pathways systems partners for a strategic learning opportunity with Tamarack Institute. Participants explored engagement, building trust, and the importance of collaboration for systems work with Liz Weaver, President and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute. Collectively, this learning opportunity led to intentional and meaningful dialogue with a realization and appreciation for all the important systems work happening in Elkhart County!