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Admin Forum

Statewide Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion Administrators Virtual Forum Sessions

January 26, 2022
Administrator Session III
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Seizing the Moment: Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Recharge Your Early Childhood Staff

February 9, 2022
Administrator Session IV
Element of Effective Family and Community Engagement
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ESSA

ESSA/Multilingual Illinois Conferences Combined

February 22 - February 25, 2022

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The Multilingual Illinois conference and the annual statewide Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) conference will combine once again this school year. The combined Multilingual & ESSA Conference will take place virtually from February 22nd through 25th, 2022. 

 

Equity Symposium

Equity Symposium - Online Learning Series

February 3, 2022
How do children develop languages? Implications for Educators in Diverse Settings

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An online learning series that will explore priorities to dismantle systemic racism in our early care and education systems and will deepen understanding of our role in effecting change that moves us forward in realizing equity in access, experiences, and outcomes for all children and families.

Learning at Home

Learning at Home

Our latest resource for Illinois preschool teachers and families.

Learning at Home

These At Home and On the Go activities were created by The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with a group of teachers, family specialists, and parents. They support the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

WIDA

WIDA Early Years

WIDA Early Years eLearning is intended for ECE professionals, including pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, practitioners, coaches, trainers, and leaders/administrators. One hour of ISBE and/or Gateways credit is available upon completion of each course. Course titles include:

Dual Language Learners and their Families
Dual Language Learners with Disabilities
Making Connections
Scaffolding Language Learning
Promising Practices
Are We Ready? What K-12 Educators Can Do to Support Young Multilingual Children

Go to https://go.wisc.edu/2ik3k9 to start an On Demand Course from WIDA EY eLearning today!

Pyramid Model

Online ePyramid Modules and Implicit Bias eModules

Eager to learn how to support our children's social emotional growth?

Do you work in a state funded preschool program in Illinois?

Check out our FAQ document and see if these online eModules are for you.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Gateways

Need help paying for college coursework?

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.