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Month of the Young Child Champions Reception

Champions Reception


Established to promote and support quality care and education of all young children, birth through age eight, in Indiana as a result of Christine L. Fisher’s lifetime passion for children.


Christine L. Fisher was an exceptional early childhood educator and leader who made the world a better place for young children, early childhood professionals who work with and on behalf of young children, and all who came in contact with her.  The world is forever better because of Christine L. Fisher and her loving, kind, graceful wisdom that she shared with young children, early childhood professionals, co-workers and others blessed by her friendship.  She was the bright light for so many and that light will continue to illuminate the world for young children!”  Dianna Wallace, Executive Director


Each year since 2013, the Christine L. Fisher Fund has awarded grants to early childhood facilities across the state to continue Christine’s legacy  to improve the literacy, nutrition, movement and art experiences for young children. In 2014, in cooperation with children’s author, Tina Powell, the Christine L. Fisher Fund and Indiana AEYC published a children’s book, Little Christine’s Big Dream.


We would like to thank all of our donors who helped make the evening a wonderful success!

3 Leg Table Co., LLC
Blue Seas Fitness and Wellness Center
Bob & Michele Fisher
Bona Vista Programs
Community Pet Healthcare
Conner Prairie
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
DLT Incorporated
Elena’s Salon & Spa
Fashion Affair Boutique & Hair Salon
Imagination Station
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis Children’s Museum
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Racquet Club
Kaplan Early Learning Company
Kids N’ Company Family Childcare
Lakeshore Learning
Lily Lane Designs
Prime 47
Purdue University
Raymond Cappellini
Right Steps Child Development Centers
St. Mary’s Child Care Center
Sullivan’s Package Store
Sun King Brewery
The Arc of Evansville Child Life Center
The Great Frame Up
The Indianapolis Colts
The Original Good’s Candies
University of Southern Indiana Children’s Learning Center
Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center
Windsor Jewelry

A Special Thanks to:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
for providing an amazing venue and beverages


We’d like to thank all of the attendees for making this inaugural event a huge success!

50 attendees and bidders helped us raise over $5,000 to benefit the
Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!



Gatchel </span>pictureI want to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the T.E.A.C.H scholarship possible.  I recently graduated with honors from Saint Mary’s of-the-Woods College with a Bachelors Degree. My degree will help me in meeting the needs of the children that are enrolled in my all day preschool. It also shows parents that by enrolling their child in my facility that their child’s educational needs are being met by a qualified teacher.  My accomplishment of graduating from college is also a testimony to others that it is never too late to go after your dreams. The financial assistance you provided allowed me to concentrate more of my time on my studies.  As a result, I received the Future Outstanding Educator award from the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.  I was also a recipient of the Kappa Gamma Pi St. Catherine Medal. Thank you T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® INDIANA for your generosity and support!
8% Increase annually for the last four years.
Through the Indiana Accreditation Project, Indiana AEYC provides financial and technical support to over 900 early care and education and school age facilities across the state.

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