Emily Dorsey Joins IEL as New Project Director
Dr. Emily Dorsey has joined the Illinois Early Learning Project as its new project director. During her career, she worked as an early childhood special education teacher, an educational consultant, and most recently as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Having worked on a variety of IEL projects in the past, she is looking forward to meeting the needs of early childhood educators and caregivers throughout Illinois.
More Resources for Working With Families Experiencing Homelessness
Two New Graphic Tip Sheets Address Homelessness Issues
Webinar: Sparking Family Engagement in Early Learning Programs
Families are key partners in early learning programs. Attend an Early Childhood Collective webinar from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, to take a closer look at family engagement in early learning programs. Discover resources in Illinois that can support your work as you connect with families and help them support their children’s early learning. Gateways and ISBE credit are available to those who complete the webinar, which is hosted by the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children.
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.
Opening Minds, Jan. 29–Feb. 1, Chicago, IL
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference, Feb. 10–12, Chicago, IL
Collaboration for Early Childhood Symposium, Feb. 23, Oak Park, IL
ILASCD Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Conference, March 4–6, Schaumburg, IL
Oakton Infant Toddler Conference, March 7, Des Plaines, IL
Leadership Connections National Conference, April 29–May 1, Wheeling, IL
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