IEL Has Many Resources for Kindergarten Transition
Illinois Early Learning Standards for Families
New Parenting Videos Show Curiosity, Early Literacy in Infants
IEL has added two new parenting videos. In Sing Pío, Pío, Pío, a mother sings a familiar song from a book to her son in Spanish, introducing him to the idea that the book’s print and pictures carry meaning. In Who Is in the Mirror? a 3-month-old girl is driven by curiosity as she looks at her reflection in the mirror.
Process Play and STEAM: Getting Started
In our latest podcast, Michelle Patt, an early childhood educator and consultant, discusses strategies for encouraging young children to engage in purposeful play. Her work emphasizes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning through exploration and experimentation.
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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.
2019 Illinois Head Start Association Annual Conference, March 27–29, Bloomington-Normal, IL
15th Annual Piecing It All Together Conference, April 11, Collinsville, IL
Leadership Connections National Conference, May 9–11, Wheeling, IL
14th Annual Bilingual Parents Summit, May 11, Oak Brook, IL
Becoming Young Thinkers Institute, June 11–13, Peoria, IL
5th Annual Birth-to-Third Grade (B3) Continuity Conference, June 12–13, Bloomington, IL
Summer Institute on the Project Approach, July 15–19, Davenport, IA
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