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Organizations Serving Illinois Families

STAR NET Region VI Oak Forest, IL

STAR NET provides training, consultation, resources and technical assistance to parents and professionals in the early childhood community. STAR NET assists the State Board of Education in meeting local needs by providing services to professionals and parents of young children with special needs throughout Illinois
Phone: (708) 342-5370


Shiloh Help In Parenting (S.H.I.P.) Hume, IL

S.H.I.P. offers information, resources, and encouragement that families need to help their young children develop during the critical early years of life. SHIP supports the unique needs of each family -- helping them to become their childrens' first and best teacher.
Phone: (217) 837-2475 Ext. 4


Anne West Lindsey District Library Carterville, IL

The library offers talking books, resources for families, family literacy programs, a community room, children's area, media center with public computers and Wi-Fi connectivity, a genealogy/local history room, spacious collection areas with convenient parking available during all hours of service.
Phone: (618) 985-5975 or (800) 548-5563


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ILLINOIS ANNOUNCEMENTS Upcoming Events for Fall 2014

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Conscious Discipline: Five Steps that Foster Self-Regulation Skills in All Children Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Effingham, IL

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: How to Promote Mental Health in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities or other Special Needs Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Freeport, IL

Hearing Loss - Feeding the Young Brain Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Springfield, IL

Building Bridges: The Transition Process from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Thursday, November 13, 2014, Jacksonville, IL

Stress and Trauma in Young Children Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Tinley Park, IL

Challenging Poverty's Hold Friday, December 5, 2014, Lincoln, IL

Apps and More: Technology as Interactive and Adaptive Tools for Young Children Thursday, December 11, 2014, Springfield, IL

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