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Strengthening our capacity to support the children and families of Niles Township

Professional development is an investment in yourself and your community. Illinois makes many resources available to members of community collaborations, providers of early care and education, special education services, and more.

Niles Township District for Special Education, in collaboration with its member school districts and families, provides an array of quality programs that create optimum learning experiences to meet each child's specialized needs.

The Collaborative’s webinar series aims to offer technical assistance to those in Illinois and beyond working on ACEs policy and practice development.

STAR NET Region II promotes excellence through best practices in early childhood education for young children with disabilities. Their workshops, resources, and other programs provide information and resources for early childhood and early childhood special education professionals, support personnel, and administrators, as well as parents and family members of young children who have special education needs.

Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) offers professional learning opportunities and resources for the Illinois early childhood workforce, especially those working in state funded programs. These offerings reflect the latest evidence based practices in early childhood education and the latest adult learning theories.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund developed field-tested approaches to training early childhood educators into research-validated professional development offerings to support teachers, leaders, and home visitors across Illinois. The Ounce offers a portfolio of in-person and online training programs that help early childhood professionals deliver high-quality learning experiences to drive better outcomes for children and families.

Partner Plan Act is a central place for early childhood care and education professionals to learn more about how to expand, deepen, or build new local early childhood collaborations in their community.

Gateways to Opportunity is a statewide professional development support system designed to provide guidance, encouragement, and recognition to individuals and programs serving children, youth, and families.

Training and Professional Development: Resources
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