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Parallel Talk: A Simple Way to Provide English Vocabulary
In her latest blog, Dr. Bernadette Laumann discusses how Illinois teachers and caregivers increasingly find themselves in settings where young dual language learners speak a number of different home languages. This can provide new challenges in helping young children expand their English vocabulary. Parallel talk, where a teacher or caregiver watches and describes but does not expect any response from the child, is one strategy that may be used with all children to increase their language skills.
Showcase Your Program at the Sharing A Vision Conference
Want to share unique features of your programs, innovative ideas or techniques, or the results of your research and evaluation efforts? The 2017 Sharing A Vision Early Childhood Conference, to be held October 25–27 in East Peoria, will again include a Showcasing event, a wonderful opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas! There will be one free conference registration per approved Showcasing project.
Order Illinois Early Learning Guidelines Posters and Brochures
Are you looking for written materials about the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Ages Birth to Age 3 (IELG) to share with caregivers and families? The Illinois Early Learning Project will mail IELG posters and brochures free of charge to any address within the state of Illinois. The posters and brochures are available in English and Spanish. Please use the online form or call us at (877) 275-3227 to order these resources.
The IEL Project wants to hear from you to learn how we can best serve you through our Web-based resources. Please complete our online survey and let us know how we can support you in your role as a parent, caregiver, or teacher of young children.
Question Answering Service
The Illinois Early Learning Project provides reliable resources and information in response to your questions on the parenting, care, and education of young children in Illinois. To take advantage of this service, please call our toll-free number at (877) 275-3227 during business hours or send us your question using our online form.
The Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs (ABC-D) downstate conference, April 28, O’Fallon, IL
YWCA of Lake County 2017 Child Care Conference & Business Expo, May 6, Deerfield, IL
McCormick Center National Leadership Conference, May 17–20, Wheeling, IL
Summer Institute: The Project Approach, July 24–28, Davenport, IA
Sharing A Vision Conference, Oct. 25–27, East Peoria, IL
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For more information about the Illinois Early Learning Project, contact Bernadette Laumann at (877) 275-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.