Upcoming Learning Opportunities

In-Person Workshops

Engaging Families In Your Childhood Collaboration

Are you interested in learning how to engage families in your early childhood collaboration efforts? Join us in learning more about the different ways that you can engage and keep families involved in your early childhood collaboration efforts. This training is geared to teachers, community based organizations, child care providers, and leaders of early childhood collaborations that are dedicated to engaging families and building a family voice in their work.

The training is delivered by Elaine Robbins Harris, Principal, Innovation Solutions Consulting.

Click the date below to register for an Engaging Families In Your Childhood Collaboration workshop near you! Lunch will be provided at all workshops.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Prairie State College
202 S Halsted St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Children’s Home & Aid
2045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 113
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning Professional Development

The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning provides free, state-approved professional development to Illinois licensed educators for license renewal purposes. All workshops and webinars are also Gateways Registry approved. The program is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education professional development grant for Preschool for All programs, and preference is given to these programs.

Register by following each link below:

Webinar: Sustained Success is Like Eating an Elephant…Take One Bite at a Time
Taking care of yourself is the first step to managing your success. Learn concrete strategies to alleviate fatigue by breaking down overwhelming tasks into small, tiny steps. We are in this together! Leverage your peers and find supports you need.
4:00 to 5:30, 5/7/18

Partner Plan Act Webinar Series

New webinars are currently being developed. Check back soon for updates!


Illinois Action for Children’s Annual Partner Plan Act Conference
June 12, 2018 in Bloomington-Normal

The Annual Partner, Plan, Act Conference provides local collaborations, state systems leaders, and early childhood stakeholders opportunities to share strategies for community systems development. Participants discuss strategies to advance their community systems work in their local community. Registration link to be posted in April 2018.

Past Events

June 13, 2017 – Partner Plan Act Conference
Partner Plan Act 2017 Agenda
Engaging School Districts in Early Childhood Collaborations Toolkit
Workshop A 2017: Peer-to-Peer Conversations
Workshop B 2017: Engaging Local Collaborations in Advocacy
Workshop C 2017: Using Data to Understand and Address Community Needs
Workshop D 2017: Moving towards Sustainability: Maximizing Funding Opportunities
Workshop E 2017: Tracking Outcomes through Benchmarking Strategies

PPA Conference slides 2016 FINAL

Conference Participant 2016 Training and Technical Assistance Systems Scan
Presentation on Community Systems Development
Workshop A 2016: Measuring Community Impact – Using Data to Share Your Story
Workshop B 2016: Breaking Down Silos – Collaborating for Greater Impact and Intake Form
Workshop C 2016: Families as Leaders – Parent Cafe Tips and Parent Cafe Agreements
Advocacy Insights 2016 

Past Webinars

Click here to view past webinars

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