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Indiana Head Start Association Infant Mental Health Endorsement Scholarship Application

This scholarship is for Early Head Start staff to obtain the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® through Infancy Onward.


This scholarship will cover the following:
The $50.00 professional membership in Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health (IAITMH)
The $15.00 application fee for the endorsement (level I) or $15.00 towards application fee for level II, III or IV)
The $25.00 processing fee (level I) or $25 towards the processing fees associated with levels II, III or IV).

To apply, applicant must meet the following criteria:
Hold a valid CDA or Early Childhood Associate’s Degree (or higher)
Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the infant, early childhood and family field
Have received 30 clock hours of documented training pertaining to the promotion of social/emotional development and/or the relationship based principles of infant and early childhood mental health
Be employed by an EHS agency/partnership that is a member of Indiana Head Start Association
Be an Indiana resident

Applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018, through this form.
Ten (10) recipients will be selected and notified by April 13, 2018 by mail.
Recipients are expected to begin membership with IAITMH / Infancy Onward in April 2018 and enroll in endorsement program immediately following membership.
Recipient must complete process for endorsement by June 15, 2018.
Recipients must attend the IHSA Annual Meeting in July 2018 and give a presentation on ideas learned and how the endorsement has benefitted their work with families.


After looking at all the scores, the IHSA Conference & Training Committee reserves the right to award scholarships according to geography and limit the number of scholarships per program.

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