•  June 23, 2021
     3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Using the Three Core Considerations to Optimize Individualized Teaching and Learning (Webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants

Did you know that the National Association of the Education for Young Children recently revised the Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice? Join us for this introductory webinar to learn about the updates with a specific focus on the three core considerations of commonality, individuality, and context. These considerations will be used as a framework to help teachers think about ways to individualize their teaching and learning.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 1.5 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area D (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Stephanie Herling
    Stephanie Herling is a Resource Specialist for STAR NET Region IV. Prior to STAR NET Stephanie spent time as a preschool teacher in North Carolina and a later became a trainer with Children’s Home + Aid here in Illinois. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies and a minor in Sociology. Stephanie is currently serving as the President of Illinois Association of the Education of Young Children (Illinois AEYC). Stephanie is also member of many state driven initiatives and continually holds professional memberships in Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division for Early Childhood (DEC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and TASH.
  • 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.
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