•  July 17, 2019
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Engaging Families in Developmental Screening (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLP’s, OT’s/PT’s

Engaging Families in Developmental Screening is an introductory webinar examining current practices in screening utilizing Illinois’ Family Engagement Framework. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss how families are involved in their current screening process, reflect on cultural considerations, and discuss ways to sensitively communicate screening results.

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

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area C (Org. ID# B40093)

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Cecilia Mintz
    Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.
  • 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.
  • Mary Smith
    Mary Smith is a Family Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has experienced all aspects of raising a child with special needs since the birth of her son, Patrick, in 1988. She has worked with parents in the Early Intervention System and served as a Parent Liaison for Child and Family Connections. She has completed numerous trainings and has attended conferences regarding special education and legal rights. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops.
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