Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS)
by Sherial McKinney and Anna Owen
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
January 9, 2014
Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)
720 Joan Court, Peoria, Illinois
Description: How will the new 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 they connect with the Common Core Standards in Kindergarten. There will be discussion about using these new 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 it or saving it to an electronic device and bringing it 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
Registration form for this workshop.