The Mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc. (VIPS) is to offer appropriate services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families; to maximize each child's developmental potential through direct services, advocacy, and community education.
Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
The Learnability Project is a research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Learnability Project is to explore how children learn sounds and words, and to develop new teaching methods to facilitate language learning.
We are currently recruiting children, ages 3 to 7, to participate in speech and language programs at no cost to families. Children receive a free speech and hearing screening to determine if they are eligible for the following programs:
Speech sound awareness to improve listening skills
Speech sound treatment to improve spoken skills
Please send email or call for an appointment.
Daniel A. Dinnsen, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.
Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping girls become strong, smart, and bold. We provide programs to girls after school, on weekends, and during the summer through our network of affiliates. In addition, we conduct research on girls' issues and advocate for girls.
Girls who participate in our programs range in age from 6 to 18 and come from a variety of backgrounds, including Caucasian, African-American, Latina, Native American, and Asian, among others. Fifty-four percent are from single parent families.
Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development.
We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.
The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes
needed to be successful.
Steven Vaughn (Director of Local DCS Office in Monroe County)
steven [dot] vaughn [at] dcs [dot] in [dot] gov
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes, with the hopes that children will thrive from safe, caring, supportive families and communities.
Child Protection Services (24 hrs hotline) (812) 336-6641
National hotline 1-800-800-5556
Bloomington City Ordinance 15.56.100 requires that bicycle helmets be worn in Bloomington while riding on public highways, bicycle paths and public right-of-ways. The following groups are available to give away bicycle helmets to low income families in Bloomington. Community Health Access Program, 812-353-3212 Southern Indiana Pediatrics, 332-9874
The IU Children's Choir teaches young people to value and experience singing through musical activities that inspire musical ability, self-expression, and personal growth. Auditions are held in the first week of the IU fall and spring semesters. Brent Gault, Director. Mailing Address: Pre-College Programs IU School of Music Bloomington, IN 47405 Web Address: http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/choir/index.shtml Email: musicsp [at] indiana [dot] edu
Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.
Stephanie Holman (Treasurer / Secretary)
btownstorytellers [at] gmail [dot] com
Ellettsville Branch Library / Monroe County Public Library
600 W. Temperance St
Elllettsville, IN 47429