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Professional Development

Professional Development

All workshops provide professional development opportunities that will help meet the continuing professional development requirements for state teacher licensure/professional development plans and continuing education (CE) opportunities for audiologists, speech pathologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists. STARNET is an identified ISBE-sponsored project with expertise in early childhood teacher preparation. Certificates of Attendance include CDA credentialing areas for those individuals who need to meet CDA requirements.

Please note that STARNET Calendar of Event publications are only available via our website.  Please make sure that we have your email address and other contact information to ensure that you continue to receive information about STARNET workshops and events.

Sub-Funding Support

STARNET Region V offers limited support for professionals to attend professional development activities, including substitute teachers to Chicago Public School teachers attending STARNET workshops.

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Workshops and Webinars

Workshops and Webinars are available on a variety of current early childhood topics  providing  continuing education credit (CPDU, CDA, CE, Gateways to Opportunity). 

For training opportunities and online registration, use the "Training" tab in the horizontal menu above. If preferred, you may also download our printable At A Glance Calendar.


The 2021 Sharing A Vision Conference will be held on October 7–8, 2021. This exceptional conference is planned to meet the needs of early childhood professionals and families in the state and is coordinated by the Illinois Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The planning committee has made the decision to go virtual! Check out the website often for the most up-to-date information.