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​ISBE Early Childhood Division supports professional development projects through Early Childhood Block Grant funds and IDEA Part B Discretionary funds.  These projects provide professional development and technical assistance regarding early childhood education at no cost to programs. Select the project links for more information. ​

 Baby Talk

500 East Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL 62521


2900 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 06532

 Gateways to Opportunity

Good news!  From January 2017 to April 20, 2017, eligible individuals may apply for education reimbursement.

1226 Towanda Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701

 The Ounce of Prevention Professional Development

33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60603

 The Center: Early Childhood Professional Development

  • The Center Library

    The Center Library hosts a large collection of early childhood professional materials, and is open to Illinois educators in the early childhood field.

  • CalendarPDF Document - Professional Development Opportunites

 Illinois STAR NET

Illinois STAR NET
Illinois STARnet provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARnet supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.​

  • Calendar​ - Professional Development Opportunites​

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