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The Illinois Early Learning Project is a source of evidence-based, reliable information for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children.

Illinois Early Learning Project IEL

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The Illinois Early Learning Project is a source of evidence-based, reliable information for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children.

    Childcare During COVID-19: Two Parents’ Perspectives

    Childcare During COVID-19: Two Parents’ Perspectives

    On this podcast, we talk with Haley and Bob about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare and their family. These parents have three young children who attend the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    • 24 min
    Childcare During COVID-19: A Teacher’s Perspective

    Childcare During COVID-19: A Teacher’s Perspective

    On this podcast, we talk with Kathryn Pannbacker about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare and her work as an early childhood educator. Pannbacker is a preschool head teacher at the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    • 22 min
    Childcare During COVID-19: A Director’s Perspective

    Childcare During COVID-19: A Director’s Perspective

    On this podcast, we talk with Dr. Brent McBride about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare from a director’s perspective. Dr. McBride is the director of the Child Development Laboratory and a professor of human development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    • 25 min
    Implementing the Project Approach in Inclusive Classrooms

    Implementing the Project Approach in Inclusive Classrooms

    Dr. Sallee Beneke, an associate professor of early childhood education at St. Ambrose University, joins the Illinois Early Learning Project to discuss implementing the Project Approach in inclusive early childhood classrooms.

    • 18 min
    Supporting Children with the Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Preschool Classrooms

    Supporting Children with the Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Preschool Classrooms

    On this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Emily Dorsey, project director of the Illinois Early Learning Project. She joins us to discuss strategies for helping children with the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder succeed in inclusive early childhood classrooms.

    • 21 min
    Including Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities in Child Care

    Including Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities in Child Care

    We talk with Dr. Jenna Weglarz-Ward, an assistant professor in early childhood education and early childhood special education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, about the inclusion of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays in child care settings.

    • 17 min

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IEL is awesome!

Such a useful program for families and teachers! Each podcast is filled with useful information about young children and the joys/challenges of raising them to be smart, confident people. Keep up the good work!

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