Illinois STARnet Northwest Region I & Central Region III STARNET Northwest Region I and Central Region III  
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education  
Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 32  
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455  
(800) 227-7537 / (309) 298-1634  
Fax: (309) 298-2305  
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Welcome to STARnet

The Mission of STARNET

Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

This website is established in order to provide accessible online resources to anyone who may need it. If there are resources or events you would like us to post, please feel free to contact us with your feedback on the About Us page. Thank you for visiting.

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Sharing a Vision Conference

Plan to attend the Sharing a Vision Conference, September 28-30, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. Please visit their website for more information

New EE Code and ECO Apps from Early CHOICES

Applications to generate Education Environment Codes for Illinois districts and Early Childhood Outcomes Ratings have just been launched. For more information and to use the apps, visit Early CHOICES website,

Got Apps?

We do, and we review them. Along with book reviews our Resource Specialists select and write a review of an app every month. Just go to the "News" tab and drop down to "App Reviews", or click here.

Illinois STARNET and Early Childhood Center Of Professional Development

Statewide Training Calendar February through June 2015 - Click here

Early Childhood Inclusion Four Page Brochure

Click here to download the brochure

Workshop Participants Should Bring Drink/Snack

Due to budget limitations, we are no longer able to provide a morning snack for our workshops. You are welcome to bring your own snack and drink to our trainings. For a few events, such as Day Camp and Summer Camp, we will continue to provide snack and lunch. For those special events, we will note whether lunch is provided in the confirmation message.


For training opportunities and online registration, use the "Training" tab in the horizontal menu above.
For a printable version, we offer the Events Calendar.

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