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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 STARNET

Illinois STARNET Regions
  • Northwest Region I and Central Region III
    Western Illinois University
    27 Horrabin Hall
    Macomb, IL 61455
    309/298-1634 or 800/277-7537
  • Northern Region II
    The Center
    2626 South Clearbrook Drive
    Arlington Heights, IL 6005-4626
  • Southern Region IV
    St. Clair County ROE
    1000 South Illinois Street
    Belleville, IL 62220
    618/825-3999 (Fax)
  • City of Chicago Region V
    Chicago Public Schools
    125 S. Clark -8th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    Phone 773-553-5596
    773/553-5595 (FAX)
  • Region VI
    6020 W. 151st Street
    Oak Forest, IL 60452
    708/687-2247 (FAX)​
  • Calendar​PDF Document - Professional Development Opportunites​

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