Meet the Team

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Michael Bachman

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Michael Bachman has worked at all levels of the early education and care in Indiana. He started out working for a registered ministry and helping them advance through Paths to QUALITY. He worked at United Way of Central Indiana where he helped programs across Central Indiana improve their quality. Most recently, Michael worked at IN AEYC supporting programs as they work towards national accreditation.
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Kim Hodge

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & STRATEGIC INTEGRATION

Kim has worked on the operations side or “behind-the-scenes” of the Indiana early education and care system. Most recently she worked at Early Learning Indiana supporting their management and use of early education data from providers across the state. She previously worked for Child Care Aware of America where she helped CCR&Rs and state partners across the country in managing and using their data. Prior to that role she worked at IACCRR.
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Elizabeth Massey

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY CHILD CARE

Beth has spent her career working in the early childhood education field. She started out as a teacher at a licensed early education and care facility. She has worked as a Program Manager for a Head Start program. Most recently she has been the Program Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR&R) in northwest Indiana.
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Courtney Penn

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SUPPORTS

Courtney has held many roles in the field of early education and care across the state of Indiana. She has worked as a teacher in the classroom and a center director. She has provided professional development and support for early education programs. Most recently, she worked at Early Learning Indiana where she supported local Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&R) in meeting the needs of their local communities, early education and care programs, and families.

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