IEL Project Coordinator Dr. Bernadette Laumann Retires
The IEL project would like to extend warm wishes to Dr. Bernadette Laumann upon her retirement from the IEL Project. Dr. Laumann contributed to Illinois early learning community throughout her career as a teacher, principal, teacher educator, and most recently as IEL project coordinator. We applaud her many contributions on the IEL project and in the early childhood community as a voice for inclusive, high-quality early learning for all children.
Summertime Is Learning Time
Our graphic tip sheets encourage caregivers to think of ways to keep children learning. Encourage families to use summer to explore outdoors like Curious Young Scientists, use everyday routines to Get Ready to Read, and balance their technology time with hands-on play. These colorful tip sheets can be posted in community spaces, handed out at events, and shared through social media. In addition to English, all graphic tip sheets are available in Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Korean, French, and Simplified Chinese.
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Bubbles Can Be More Than Fun
Did you know the Illinois Early Learning Project is part of the Early Childhood Collective at the University of Illinois? So is the Early Intervention Clearinghouse, which also provides resources for young children and their families. Check out its tip sheet Everyday Early Intervention: Bubbles, which details how this popular summer activity is a wonderful opportunity to develop a young child's oral motor and gross motor skills, eye tracking skills, cognitive development, and vocabulary and concept development.
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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.
Sharing a Vision (SAV) Conference, October 2–4, East Peoria, IL
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Conference, October 1–4, Dallas, TX
Zero to Three Annual Conference, October 2–4, Hollywood, FL
National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, November 20–23, Nashville, TN
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