Welcome to STARNET

The Mission of STARNET


Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

This website is established in order to provide accessible online resources to anyone who may need it. If there are resources or events you would like us to post, please feel free to contact us at starnet@wiu.edu. Thank you for visiting.

Sharing a Vision Conference Fellowships Available!


STARNET Regions I & III has developed a unique Fellowship opportunity for the Sharing a Vision Conference to be held October 25-27, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in East Peoria, Illinois. Limited funds are available for individual requests of up to $250. Submit your Sharing a Vision Fellowship Application by September 25th.

New EE Code and ECO Apps from Early CHOICES


Applications to generate Education Environment Codes for Illinois districts and Early Childhood Outcomes Ratings have just been launched. For more information and to use the apps, visit Early CHOICES website, http://www.ecire.org.

Workshop Participants Should Bring Drink/Snack


You are welcome to bring your own drink and snack to our workshops. Due to budget limitations, we are no longer able to provide them. Exceptions for special events will be noted in those confirmation emails.

Got Apps?


We do, and we review them. Along with book reviews our Resource Specialists select and write a review of an app every month. Just go to the "News" tab and drop down to "App Reviews", or click here.



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

Early Childhood Inclusion Brochure


Click here to download the brochure.

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