New Early Learning Moment on Creativity, Inventiveness, and Imagination
Learning and Growing Together: Mathematize
In her latest blog, Dr. Rebecca Swartz discusses everyday examples of how young children mathematize throughout the day and provides suggestions of how adults can encourage children to think mathematically through their exploration, routines, and play.
Starting to Think About Kindergarten? We Have Resources
Kindergarten Learning Moments: Social and Emotional Development
Social emotional skills are the foundation for early learning, and developing these skills is an important part of getting ready for kindergarten. One of IEL’s newest features, Kindergarten Learning Moments, includes two graphic Tip Sheets on social and emotional development: Supporting Adult-Child Relationships and Work and Play Together. All kindergarten Tip Sheets are now available in English and Spanish.
Check Out the latest IEL Quarterly Newsletter
Our recent quarterly newsletter highlights select topics and the latest events in early care and education from around Illinois and the nation. The January–March 2017 newsletter discusses the new Illinois Families and School Success website, Illinois Poison Prevention Month, the Technology Solutions for Early Childhood symposium, and the Week of the Young Child.
The IEL Project wants to hear from you to learn how we can best serve you through our Web-based resources. Please complete our online survey and let us know how we can support you in your role as a parent, caregiver, or teacher of young children.
Question Answering Service
The Illinois Early Learning Project provides reliable resources and information in response to your questions on the parenting, care, and education of young children in Illinois. To take advantage of this service, please call our toll-free number at (877) 275-3227 during business hours or send us your question using our online form.
The Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs (ABC-D) downstate conference, April 28, O’Fallon, IL
McCormick Center National Leadership Conference, May 17–20, Wheeling, IL
Summer Institute: The Project Approach, July 24–28, Davenport, IA
Sharing A Vision Conference, Oct. 25–27, East Peoria, IL
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For more information about the Illinois Early Learning Project, contact Bernadette Laumann at (877) 275-3227 or email@example.com.