If you've never visited Illinoisparents.org, we encourage you to do so. It is a clearinghouse of resources for Illinois families and schools. It is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education and is the collaborative work of the Academic Development Institute and the Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative (ECAP) at the University of Illinois at UC. Here's an idea of what you can expect to find there:
Illinois Organizations and Events: A calendar of statewide workshops and trainings, family resources and service organizations by county, a listing of statewide resources, state hotlines and more.
Resources for Parents: A searchable database of parent tips sheets, activities and other resources that assist parents in the education of their children.
Resources for Schools: A searchable database of resources for schools in their work with parents.
School Community Journal: A free, open access, online journal with research and field reports by top educational researchers.
Illinoisparents.org's homepage highlights organizations around Illinois that provide services to families and spotlights events, workshops, and trainings around the state. The site groups resources from each of its categories by topic in its monthly "Spotlights," which are e-mailed to subscribers. If you would like to receive this monthly e-mail, use the link in the upper right hand corner of the home page to subscribe.
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