ESSA/Multilingual Illinois Conferences Combined
February 22 - February 25, 2022
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 - Online Learning Series
February 3, 2022
How do children develop languages? Implications for Educators in Diverse Settings
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.
2021-2022 School Year
Back to School 2021-2022
Letter to Superintendents: Enforcement of Universal Indoor Masking Requirements
Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development Calendar
Illinois Principals Association has partnered with ISBE to provide access to Ed Leaders Network (ELN) for all public school educators in the state!
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 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
Scaffolding Language Learning
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!
Become a Gateways Registry Member
A Gateways Registry Membership offers a quick and easy way to track your training and education online, and meets Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) licensing requirements.
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
Information and Resources for state funded Early Childhood programs
Birth through Third Grade (B-3)
Prevention Initiative (PI)
Preschool for All (PFA)
Preschool for All Expansion (PFA/E)
Volume 1, Issue 5: Winter 2019 Newsletter
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 email@example.com.