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Our mission is to provide high quality professional development using different training models in order to meet the training needs of Preschool for All staff and other early childhood professionals throughout the state.
Knowing that the experience and professional development of the early childhood professional is critical to successful child outcomes, we provide an extensive and varied program for all Illinois professionals working with infants, preschool children and their families. Our programs and resources are available to Illinois providers and administrators within the following Illinois State Board of Education supported programs:
- Block Grant/Preschool for All programs
- Prevention Initiative Programs for at-risk infants and toddlers and their families
- Model Early Childhood Parental Training
"Here at our website you will find our professional development calendar of trainings and workshops/webinars, registration FAQ’s, our newsletter and an extensive list of professional organizations and resources."
Do you need to review an assessment system before purchasing? Or what about a DVD that is not within the budget to purchase? In addition to providing workshops and webinars, we have available a large collection of children’s literature, classroom materials, and professional resources through The Center Library. Information on how to obtain a library card can be found on the library website. Materials can be sent to your local library through Illinois' inter-loan library system.
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Professional development is an ongoing process. All early childhood professionals—no matter how qualified— need to continue to incorporate into their professional repertoire new knowledge and skills related to working with young children and their families. -National Association for the Education of Young Children