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Bilingual Conference

December 4-7, 2018 - Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Conference Brochure/Registration Form and Online Registration   

Friday, December 7th, the conference will cover a variety of topics, highlighting sessions of interest to educators working with pre-school populations.


The Gateways Scholarship Program can help!

Scholarship funds are available for Preschool for All funded programs!

Learn more about the Gateways Scholarship Program and how it can pay up to 100% of your tuition.

Review the Gateways Scholarship requirements.

Apply online, or by submitting your application via mail.

To speak with a Gateways Scholarship Counselor, call 866.697.8278, or email scholarship@ilgateways.com.


The State Board of Education (ISBE) is collaborating with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on a solution to fund additional high quality Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All Expansion programs.


Opening Minds

A Gathering of Top Educators in Early Education
February 6-9, 2019
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Meet the top people in the field of early education from all professions: education, administration, health & wellness, medicine, nursing, justice, social service, policy, government, parks & recreation, technology, business, library science, and more. Hear the latest developments in research. Get proven ideas to return to your job with renewed enthusiasm and the practical edge you need to create results.