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Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.In this podcast series, produced by STAR NET Regions I&III, we provide various informational episodes focused on our workshops, current topics, and other concepts focused on working with young children with special needs.

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Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.In this podcast series, produced by STAR NET Regions I&III, we provide various informational episodes focused on our workshops, current topics, and other concepts focused on working with young children with special needs.

    Breaking Large Groups into Small Groups

    Breaking Large Groups into Small Groups

    Welcome to the STAR NET 1 and 3 podcast.  In this episode, Bridget Meis and Cecilia Mintz interview Jacki Morphew about the changes she has made to her large and small group times so that academics are more of a focus during small groups and the large...

    • 22 min
    Adapting Curriculum to Meet the Needs and Interests of Children

    Adapting Curriculum to Meet the Needs and Interests of Children

    In this episode, Bridget Meis and Cecilia Mintz, Early Childhood Resource Specialists with STAR NET Regions I & III, interview Michael Kelly a Preschool for All Teacher from St. Joseph in Illinois about strategies he uses for adapting the curriculum...

    • 19 min
    Opening a Childcare Center in the Midst of a Pandemic

    Opening a Childcare Center in the Midst of a Pandemic

    In this episode Anni Reinking, Family Resource Specialists, interviews Jennifer Magnafici of Morrison, IL. During the pandemic Jennifer opened a childcare center. In this short episode she discusses the highs and lows and the lessons learned. Find out...

    • 9 min
    What to Expect: The IEP Process

    What to Expect: The IEP Process

    In this episode Family Resource Specialist, Anni Reinking (ac-reinking@wiu.edu), speaks with Maggie Dolan (margaret.dolan@psd150.org), Special Education Administrator at Peoria Public Schools, about the IEP process. Find out more here:...

    • 12 min
    What to Expect: Eligibility and the IFSP Process

    What to Expect: Eligibility and the IFSP Process

    In this episode Family Resource Specialist, Anni Reinking (ac-reinking@wiu.edu) speaks with Dr. Jami Swindell (jswindell@fontbonne.edu) about the process of eligibility and the initial development of an IFSP.  Edited by @AKReinkingSTARNET Regions...

    • 27 min
    From IFSP to IEP. What to expect during the transition process.

    From IFSP to IEP. What to expect during the transition process.

    In this episode Family Resource Specialist, Anni Reinking (ac-reinking@wiu.edu) speaks with Abbey Cook, speech pathologist and owner of Communication Junction.  Abbey walks listeners through the process of transitioning from an IFSP to an IEP. What...

    • 24 min

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