The Mission of Illinois 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.

Support and Technical Assistance Regionally


Illinois STARNET is operated through a grant awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education; 100% of annual funding for the project is from federal sources. STARNET provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community in Illinois. As a statewide system, STARNET assists the Illinois State Board of Education in meeting their local needs by providing services throughout Illinois. STARNET is committed to Helping Illinois' Young Children Reach For The Stars.

Funding Provided By

Illinois State Board of Education
Lynn Burgett, Early Childhood Division Supervisor 
Kristy Doan, Project Liaison
STARNET is accessible according to Bobby and Section 508 guideline.