• The Language of Implicit Bias: Microagressions Webinar- REGISTER TODAY!

    You are Invited to Join us!

     What: The Language of Implicit Bias: Microaggressions Webinar

     When: Wednesday, January 8th, 6:00-7:30pm

     Webinar Description: Implicit biases are our unconscious attitudes or stereotypes that impact our understanding, actions, and decisions.  The language or verbal statements of internal implicit biases are known as microaggressions. Microaggressions are embedded in our communication and in our lesson plans in early childhood classrooms.  In this session, participants will learn about microaggressions and how to create an environment without microaggressions impacting child, teacher, and family interactions.

     Presented by: Anni Reinking, Ed. D., SIUE Asst. Professor ECE 

     Register: https://www.eventbee.com/v/the-language-of-implicit-…/event…

     Cost: Illinois AEYC Members $10/Non-members $15

     Gateways and ISBE Credit is available to those who complete the webinar.

     Not a member and would like more info?
     http://illinoisaeyc.org/join-or-renew


  • Sparking Family Engagement in Early Learning Programs Webinar- REGISTER TODAY!

    What: Sparking Family Engagement in Early Learning Programs Webinar

    When: February 4, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm

    Webinar Description: Families are key partners in early learning programs. Join the staff of the Early Childhood Collective, which includes the Illinois Early Learning Project, Early Intervention Clearinghouse, Early Intervention Training Program, Military Families Learning Network, and Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map to take a closer look at family engagement in early learning programs. Discover resources in Illinois that can support your work as you connect with families and help them support their children's early learning.

    Register: https://www.eventbee.com/v/sparking-family-engagement-in-early-learning-programs/event?eid=126087526

    Cost: Illinois AEYC Members $10/Non-members $15

    Gateways and ISBE Credit is available to those who complete the webinar.

    Not a member and would like more info?  http://illinoisaeyc.org/membership-categories-benefits

    Questions?  Contact Tonya Frehner, Illinois AEYC Executive Director @ tonya@illinoiseayc.org or 217-529-7732.


  • Fall Into Action Workshop- December 10- Register Here

    Illinois AEYC is proud to partner with Illinois Action for Children to sponsor a Fall Into Action Early Childhood Policy Workshop in Springfield on December 10th.

    As Illinois Action for Children’s Public Policy and Advocacy team prepares for the upcoming legislative session that will begin in January, we have important information to share and would like your opinions on a number of topics.

    When you and your colleagues attend a Fall Into Action workshop, you will: Learn about state and federal policies, Census 2020, Fair Tax Act and EC Cost Reform and how it will affect Early Child Care in each community; Weigh in as a group and brainstorm policy issues to prioritize next year; and Share the policy issues that matter to you to help shape Illinois Action for Children’s policy agenda for FY2020. 

    To register for this session, please visit: https://www.actforchildren.org/events/ (you will select the December 10th event).

    EVENT DETAILS
    Cost: $15
    Tuesday, December 10 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation 228 W Miller St Springfield, IL 62702 (Room 2B)


  • The Lost Art of Using Puppets and Flannel Boards Webinar- REGISTER TODAY

    Illinois AEYC is offering a FREE webinar to our members as a small token of our appreciation for all that you do for children and families. This is a members only event.  We appreciate you.  Thank you for being an Illinois AEYC Member!

    What: The Lost Art of Using Puppets and Flannel Boards Webinar

    When: December 11, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm

    Webinar Description: Members only event! This webinar will talk about the benefit of the sometimes forgotten art of using Puppets and Flannel Boards to teach! Participants will identify the importance of using materials with children to provide growth while work on Developmentally Appropriate skill growth. This webinar will describe strategies that teachers can use to meet the objectives of the IELDS in play settings. Teachers will discuss ways that these strategies can be used to assist in both large group and small group times for skill development, making smooth transitions and using them to provide additional play skill practice during free play. 

    Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/thelostart

    Gateways and ISBE Credit is available to those who complete the webinar.

    Not a member and would like more info?  http://illinoisaeyc.org/membership-categories-benefits

    Questions?  Contact Tonya Frehner, Illinois AEYC Executive Director @ tonya@illinoiseayc.org or 217-529-7732.


  • NAEYC Steps Towards Accreditation- FREE Training Opportunity

    The Illinois AEYC Statewide Accreditation Mentoring Project is collaborating with the CCRR to bring a day of professional development to you. This event is on November 9th from 9:00-3:00pm at Joliet Junior College.

    9:00-11:00 No Small Matter Film Screening
    11:00-12:00 Lunch on your own
    12:00-3:00- NAEYC Steps Towards Accreditation Training

    This day is targeted to ECE Leaders and Directors. Gateways Credit will be administered.

    The cost is FREE.

    To register, email tracymichelle@yahoo.com.


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