Apple Videos


STAR NET is pleased to offer another year of Apples Videos, an inservice training program designed specifically around early childhood issues for professionals and families. When staff and family travel presents an obstacle for personal or professional development, Apples Videos can provide opportunities to learn, at your convenient time and location, about current issues and programmatic strategies in the early education and care of young children.

For information on using Apples Videos for Illinois Early Intervention training credit, go to

Current Videos on YouTube


Apples Videos are now available for viewing on the STAR NET Regions I and III YouTube channel at Please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are added. Here is a video introduction to our channel, which has a subscribe button at the end…

The video below is our most recent Apples Video, "Discovering Nature Classrooms in Early Childhood," which showcases the UPC Discovery Early Learning Center located in Peoria, Illinois. In this video, UPC Discovery staff share their knowledge on the benefits of nature classrooms, as well as considerations for planning and implementing a nature classroom in early childhood programs.


Handouts to Supplement the Videos


Handouts can be downloaded from the YouTube videos by clicking the "i" icon in the upper right corner of the video.

Program Loan (DVD)


Programs are available on loan from the STAR NET Resource Library in DVD format to Illinois residents only.

Purchase Apples Videos (DVD)


To purchase programs go to Products. All Apples Videos programs are available in DVD format to Illinois Residents at a special price of $25 each. All other purchases are $50 each.