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October 2021 (Also available in Spanish)

 
 

Standards Start at Home Slides

 
 
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Illinois Early Learning has recently published a new collection of slides based on Standards Start at Home: A Guide to Early Learning for Parent/Families. Our slides offer simple yet engaging ideas for parents to do with their young children, all while addressing the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. Our slides can be downloaded as a full collection, or shared one at a time through email, texting platforms, or on social media. Check them out today!

 
 

Learn About Squirrels

 
 
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It’s autumn in Illinois and the squirrels are out preparing for winter! Visit The Squirrel Project and read about one preschool classroom’s investigation of squirrels that took place last year both in the classroom and remotely. Your own knowledge of squirrels is sure to grow!

 
 

IEL Answers Questions About Autism

 
 

Parents and teachers alike may wish to learn more about autism to better support children and families in the autism community. Check out our newest Q &A, What Is Autism? Here you will find information about the prevalence and defining characteristics of autism, community- and school-based supports, and much more.

 
 

MFLN Webinars Highlight Social-Emotional Development

 
 
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The Military Families Learning Network’s (MFLN) Early Intervention (EI) team recently held its first of two webinars focused on social-emotional development. You can view the first webinar Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children: Ideas, Strategies, and Resources. The second webinar, “Using Children’s Books and Storytelling to Connect Literacy and Social-Emotional Development,” will take place on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. CT. You can learn more about MFLN’s free offerings and RSVP to attend them at the webinar event page. Both webinars are eligible for CE credits from Gateways and the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP). Additional MFLN EI webinars eligible for free CE credits from EITP can be found here. If you have questions, please contact Robyn DiPietro-Wells at rrwells@illinois.edu

 
 

We Want to Hear From You!

 
 

Are you new to Illinois Early Learning or have you been visiting our site and reading our materials for years? We want to hear from you! We have updated our user survey and would love for you to let us know your thoughts.

 
 

Upcoming Conferences

 
 

GoAEYC’s Spectacular Science with Steve Spangler, October 23, a virtual event

NAEYC Annual Conference, November 6–9, a virtual event

 
 

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Contact Us

 
 

For more information about the Illinois Early Learning Project, contact us at (877) 275-3227 or iel@illinois.edu.

 
 

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