Professional Development

Professional development is an ongoing process. All early childhood professionals—no matter how qualified— need to continue to incorporate into their professional repertoire new knowledge and skills related to working with young children and their families. -National Association for the Education of Young Children

Goals of the Early Childhood Center of Professional Development program are to provide sophisticated tools and up-to-date resources on which to build - while enhancing - the skills of Illinois early educators.

I-TEACHe is not an assessment system but is used with an assessment system. As an online observation and documentation tool, it assists teachers in gathering information about a child’s progress within a preschool classroom.

As a primary professional development provider for the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Education, we are thrilled to provide the Community/Program Professional Development Collaboration online request system.