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Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS)

by Sherial McKinney and Anna Owen
February 4, 2014
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)

Butterworth Education Center
701 12th Avenue, Moline, Illinois

Description: How will the revised standards affect me as an Early Childhood Professional? This workshop provides an introduction to the newly revised Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (3-5) and how using them focuses on developmentally appropriate practices. There will be discussion about using the revised standards in lesson planning and other connections in early childhood programs. For this training the presenters ask that you please come with access to the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards either by printing them or downloading to an electronic device and bringing them with you. These documents will be used during the training. You can find the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards by following this link: http://illinoisearlylearning.org/ields/ields.pdf

Presenter Bios:Sherial McKinney, M.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I and III. She has taught and worked in the field of early childhood education for over 35 years. Sherial has taught Early Childhood Special Education in a self-contained setting and in a blended program with students enrolled in the Pre-K at Risk program. She has also taught Kindergarten, Title I Reading and Math for grades K-8, and in a federally funded child care program. Sherial has provided staff development and training opportunities for teachers, support staff, administrators and family members at a variety of local, regional, and national conferences.

Anna Owen is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I & III. Anna has been involved in the field of early childhood since 2003. She began her career as a Regional Training Coordinator for Child Care Resource and Referral. In that position, she coordinated and oversaw professional development opportunities for child care providers within 24 counties. Anna has also worked as a Parent Educator, providing home visits to families with children ages 0-5 years old, offering support and information about child development. In addition, she coordinated family education nights and parent/child activities for six preschool classrooms while spending time in each classroom weekly. After participating in a Graduate program through Western Illinois University, Anna received her Type 04 teaching certificate and began teaching for an Illinois state-funded preschool program in 2008. Anna has been with STARnet Regions I and III since November 2009. In her role as an Early Childhood Resource Specialist, she provides technical assistance and training to early childhood professionals and families. Throughout the years, she has served on several conference planning committees and has presented workshops on topics such as: Math, Science, Literacy, Social/Emotional Development, Conflict Resolution, Praise vs. Encouragement, Healthy Habits for Preschoolers, Transitioning Throughout the Day, Response to Intervention (RtI), Creative Curriculum and more.

This training will provide 6 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) C


Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood
Rock Island ROE Partnering with Parents/Early Learning Quad Cities

Registration form for this workshop.
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