• Meeting 2
     November 15, 2023
     9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Meeting 3
     January 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Meeting 4
     March 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Meeting 5
     May 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 10:30 am

STAR NET Regions I & III Administrator Community of Practice (online)

Intended Audience – Administrators

Description – This will be an inquiry-based community of practice that leans into the needs and goals of early childhood administrators, assisting in their ability to implement evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices within their inclusive early childhood settings. This CoP will directly target inclusive practices for children with disabilities and their families, while also addressing the holistic needs of early learning. Participants should expect a collaborative online learning environment and are encouraged to attend any or all sessions applicable to their needs.

Continuing Education
This event does NOT provide any formal continuing education credit, such as CPDUs, CE credit, or EI credit. Certificates will not be issued.


  • Connie Shugart
    Connie Shugart, Project Coordinator STARnet Regions I & III, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of early childhood education. Her experiences include teaching and/or training of early childhood and early intervention professionals and families. She has done presentations at many regional, state and national conferences. A few of her topics include curriculum, assessment, standards, environments, child development, and play. Connie is also one of the Executive Producers and hosts of Apples Magazine training videos. Her passions include educating professionals and families on play and the impact that the early childhood environment has on teaching and learning.
  • Lindsay Meeker
    Dr. Meeker is Director for the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Professor in the School of Education at Western Illinois University. She has spent time as teacher of multilingual learners grades K-2, Director of Multilingual Learners, Special Education Director, Early Childhood Director, English Language Development Coach in Dual Language (8-12), High School Special Education Teacher, and Community Childcare worker.
Free Registration