Early childhood education faculty receives statewide grant


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News release from Ivy Tech Community College:

Early childhood education faculty receives statewide grant

(August 11, 2015) – Cynthia Kumfer, early childhood education assistant professor at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, has received a $3,750 grant from the Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellows Program.


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This is the second year Kumfer has received the grant, which facilitates a partnership with area elementary school programs. This year, Kumfer will work with St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Wayne. The partnership allows Ivy Tech Northeast early childhood education students to “gain first-hand experience in working with children and families in a developmentally and culturally sensitive way by providing math and science literacy kindergarten readiness activity kits,” according to the grant summary.

The year-long grant provides financial support for a variety of goals, including establishing an early childhood service learning mentorship program that will provide leadership opportunities for Ivy Tech Northeast early childhood education students.

The Indiana Campus Compact is a network of 42 college campuses that provides programs, services, and resources to emphasize service-learning and community engagement. Learn more about the compact at https://indianacampuscompact.org/.


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Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


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