Adult Learning Resource Center IRC: Early Childhood Illinois Resource Center Learn and Serve
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Illinois STAR NET is a Support and Technical Assistance Regional NETwork. We provide training, assistance on request, and resources to parents of young children with special needs and professionals in the early childhood community.

STAR NET Region II serves parents and professionals in North and West Suburban Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties.

STAR NET Mission

Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those parents and professionals 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.

Our Early Childhood Community Focus Group

Our Focus Group is made up of Parents and Professionals representing the counties we serve. The voluntary Focus Group provides information, insight, and feedback regarding the activities of STAR NET Region II.

What STAR NET can do for you

  Information for Parents
  Information for Professionals

Explore our website

In Workshops you will find

  • Our current calendar of STAR NET Region II workshops for parents and professionals
  • A registration form that you can download
  • Credentialing information

In Resources you will find

  • Our complete library listing of audio tapes, books and videos
  • A library request form that you can download
  • A listing of National and Local Parent Support Groups
  • Links to websites

In Funding Opportunities you will find

  • Study Group grant information and application form
  • Family Fellowship information and application form
  • Professional Development Assistance information and application form

In Technical Assistance you will find

  • A description of the types of assistance we offer
  • A Request for Assistance Form


Workshops :: Resources :: Funding Opportunities
Technical Assistance :: Contact Us :: Home

The July-December 2018 Workshops Calendar
of professional development opportunities
More information...


Funds are available for
Study Groups!
More information...

The STAR NET Region II Library resource lists have been updated
Take a look
at some of our new resources, then call us at 224/366-8579 with the shelf numbers and we will be happy to mail the materials out to you.