• Day 1 (Webinar)
     September 21, 2022
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2 (Webinar)
     October 5, 2022
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3 (Webinar)
     October 12, 2022
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Study: Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens (webinars)

[This book study was originally scheduled to begin in February 2022, but was rescheduled to begin in September 2022.]

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants

Description – We will be exploring what it means to teach preschool with an equity lens as we read Each & Every Child by Susan Friedman & Alissa Mwenelupembe. Each participant will receive a copy of the book and during each webinar, we will discuss and reflect on the assigned readings. Participants will engage in self-assessment to generate an action plan.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 9 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Emily Reilly
    Emily Reilly, Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I and III is a proven leader with 14 years of experience in early care and education. Emily has served in a variety of leadership roles in the field including master teacher, associate director, college instructor, trainer and IL AEYC board member. Emily presents on a variety of topics including anti-bias curriculum, project approach, inclusive practices, reflective practice, and portfolios. She is passionate about supporting adult learners in improving their practice, specifically when it comes to making sure all children and families feel a sense of belonging and community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, trying new foods, and hanging out with her family.
  • Marc Baxter
    Marc Baxter, B.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STAR NET Regions I and III. He has been a preschool teacher for 14 years, working four years as a lead teacher at the St. Ambrose University Children’s Campus in Davenport, IA and then ten years as a lead teacher at the MacArthur Early Childhood Center in Macomb, Illinois. Marc has worked with a diverse population of students across many cultural, socioeconomic, and inclusive backgrounds. While in Macomb, Marc worked in a variety of committees dedicated to improving the school and district, including serving as a parent-teacher coordinator, team leader, union representative, and mentor teacher. He also worked with and instructed several students from Western Illinois University looking to complete field hours in the classroom.
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