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Family Reading Night

Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book, Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. The next Family Reading Night will be November 21, 2019.

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An event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership.

March 11, (5pm - 7pm) & March 12, 2020 (8am - 4pm)
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Normal, IL  (Cost: $199)

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This event will begin with an evening reception on March 13, allowing registrants a chance to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake during a fun event that will guide participants to discover their inspirational WORDs.



Multilingual Illinois 2019
December 3 - 6, 2019
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL

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Cancellations and changes and duplicate payments received before November 8, 2019 are subject to a $25 processing fee.
Cancellations received after November 8, 2019 will be charged the full registration feeChanges will not be accepted after November 8, 2019.


What is the Early Childhood Professional Learning Workbench?

Join us at the Workbench to:

  • Describe your role in early childhood education
  • Use the Forums to ask questions, share ideas, or network with other early childhood educators
  • Check out resources to support your work
  • View upcoming professional learning opportunities


PFA and Expansion Program Administrators, Instructional Leaders, Parent Educators, Program Support Specialist, and Teachers are all welcome to join in our Forums.


Pyramid Model

Eager to learn how to support our children's social emotional growth?

Do you work in a state funded preschool program in Illinois?

Check out our FAQ document and see if these online eModules are for you.  

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The Gateways Scholarship Program can help!

Scholarship funds are available for Preschool for All funded programs!

Learn more about the Gateways Scholarship Program and how it can pay up to 100% of your tuition.

Review the Gateways Scholarship requirements.

Apply online, or by submitting your application via mail.

To speak with a Gateways Scholarship Counselor, call 866.697.8278, or email scholarship@ilgateways.com.