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Resource Lists and Talks with Experts

Illinois Early Learning (IEL) staff prepare and regularly update resource lists related to popular topics (many addressed by guest experts). These Resource Lists contain a wealth of information on early care and education, including Web materials, IEL resources, and listings of relevant articles and books.


Challenging Behaviors

Children at Risk

  • Ask an Expert: Supporting Resilience in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence About
    Karen Stephens, February 2009
  • Ask an Expert: When Children are Homeless: How Preschool Teachers and Caregivers Can Help About
    Jim Moberly, October 2009

Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving

  • Ask an Expert: Helping Young Children Resolve Conflicts About
    Karen Stephens, May 2006

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Early Intervention/Special Needs

  • Ask an Expert: Moving from Early Intervention to PreK: What Parents and Caregivers Want to Know About
    Felicia Fahl Gooler, February 2010

Family Life

Father Involvement


Infant/Toddler Care



Nature Study

  • Ask an Expert: Appreciating the Natural World with Young Children About
    Valerie Keener, September 2008

Physical Development, Heath, and Nutrition

  • Ask an Expert: Childhood Obesity About
    Darla Castelli, September 2006
  • Ask an Expert: Preschoolers' Nutrition and Fitness About
    Staff of the Illinois Interagency Nutrition Council, November 2005

Parent/Teacher Communication


  • Ask an Expert: Children's Play - More than Fun and Games About
    Jean Mendoza, February 2007
  • Ask an Expert: Imagination and Fantasy in Early Childhood About
    Karen Stephens, April 2008

Project Approach

  • IEL Ask an Expert: Doing Projects at Home About
    Judy Harris Helm, March 2006
  • Ask an Expert: The Project Approach: Display and Documentation Techniques About
    Sylvia Chard, February 2008

School Readiness

Social/Emotional Development

Speech Delays



The opinions, resources, and referrals provided on the IEL Web site are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to take the place of medical or legal advice, or of other appropriate services. We encourage you to seek direct local assistance from a qualified professional if necessary before taking action.

The content of the IEL Web site does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Illinois Early Learning Project, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois State Board of Education; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Illinois Early Learning Project, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois State Board of Education.