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Meet the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Staff

 

Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project

Judy Tonk, Senior Director, Non-Formal CDA Project/Senior Contract Manager
jtonk@iaeyc.org 317.275.3505

Judy-TonkJudy Tonk is in her twelfth year as Senior Director of the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project with Indiana AEYC. As Senior Director she oversees the development of the CDA classes offered state-wide through the project. Additionally, Judy is responsible for the management of Indiana AEYC sub-recipient contracts related to the project assuring compliance with Indiana AEYC and Funders.

Prior to coming to Indiana AEYC, Judy worked for the State for 33 years beginning with the Division of Family Resources (previously the Department of Public Welfare) in Lake County, where she performed various responsibilities relating to TANF Assistance, Child Welfare and Medicaid Disability.  She moved to Indianapolis in 1985, taking a position with the Indiana Department on Aging and Community Service  where she was instrumental in implementing the state’s first Child Development Associate (CDA) credential scholarship program for child care facilities receiving funds through the Social Services Block Grant.

Judy is a licensed social worker in Indiana (LSW) and a proud graduate of Purdue University.  She is a past recipient of the Indiana AEYC Hoosier Education Award for her work in Lake County.

 

Sharon Post, Project Coordinator, Non-Formal CDA Project
spost@iaeyc.org 317.275.3526

Sharon-PostSharon Post serves as the Project Coordinator for the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project. Sharon holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana State University.  Sharon has over twenty five years of experience in the field Early Childhood Education as an Educator, Administrator/ Owner, Adjunct Instructor, and leader. Most recently Sharon served as a Student Teacher Supervisor at Butler University and as an Elementary teacher with Cleveland Heights/University Heights City School District, where she worked for over twenty years. She also comes to us with extensive experience on developing and implementing trainings, lecturing, several years of instructing with courses ranging from “Parent involvement”, “Nature vs Nature”, and “Tools of Assessment’, and various workshops on early childhood topics

Sharon hails from Cleveland, OH by way of South Bend, IN. In her spare time she likes gardening and spending time with her family and five grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

When I started out my Family Child Care Home, people were talking a lot about quality child care.  I asked myself, what is quality child care?  By obtaining a scholarship through T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA project at the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children and college classes, I learned what quality care and education is and how to implement it.  I feel with the education I’ve gotten, I can help children be more productive citizens in the future.
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