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Illinois State Board of Education: Early Childhood Department

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

November 17, 2021
Administrator Session II
Illinois Risk & Reach Report
Presented by Cristina Pacione-Zayas

Session Information & Registration


Equity Symposium

Equity Symposium - Online Learning Series

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.

Series is free and open to all birth-8 early intervention, early childhood personnel and families!

Sessions and Registration


Promising Practices Implementation Kit Roll-Out Webinars

You’re invited to join an interactive and informative one-hour webinar hosted by WIDA Early Years to introduce early care and education (ECE) professionals in Illinois to the various components and uses of the WIDA Early Years Promising Practices Implementation Kit.

Register for one of the upcoming webinars:

January 25, 2022 | 4PM-5PM

April 19, 2022 | 4PM-5PM

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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 Early Years

WIDA Early Years and ECPL are providing FREE access to 5 online professional learning modules for EC educators in Illinois. Each module is self-paced and takes about one hour to complete. ISBE and Gateways credit are available for each completed module. 

WIDA Early Years eLearning is moving to the WIDA Secure Portal, a members-only hub for WIDA professional learning courses and resources, on October 1, 2021. All in-progress modules in Moodle must be completed and certificates of completion printed/downloaded by September 30, 2021.

Learn more about WIDA Early Years eLearning, what's changing, and what you can do to get ready.

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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


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.

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Users will be able to find much of the data needed to complete the Statement of Need for the PFA Expansion and PI grant competitions in these various types of reports and resources.