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Webinars

  • Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (2015)
    This webinar provides a short overview of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. It also provides a tour of the resources available on the Illinois Early Learning Project website that can support the use of the early learning standards in practice and at home.
  • Illinois Early Learning Guidelines (2015)
    This webinar provides a short overview of the Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age Three. It also provides a tour of the resources available on the Illinois Early Learning Project website that can support the use of the guidelines in practice and at home.
  • Standards of Experience (December 2014)
    World-renowned early childhood specialist Lilian Katz discusses how early childhood educators should focus on providing young children with standards of experience rather than focus on outcomes, which she says reflects an inappropriate factory model of education. Video length: 53 minutes
  • Supporting Young Children's Social Development (February 2013)
    Dr. Katz discusses ways of defining social competence in the early years, provides an overview of what the research indicates must be achieved in the early years, and indicates ways that adults—parents and professionals—can support and strengthen this important aspect of young children’s development. Video length: 1 hour, 23 minutes

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