Our Mission

  • Illinois STAR NET envisions a future where early childhood professionals and families have the supports needed to provide all children with a high-quality, equitable education in inclusive environments.

    STAR NET’s mission is to promote:

    • Evidence-based inclusive practices for young children with disabilities

    • Professional development to support educators and families

    • Meaningful child outcomes through innovative and engaging learning experiences

    Find your local region of STAR NET here: www.starnet.org

    STAR NET accomplishes its mission through a variety of opportunities that include, but are not limited to: 

    Collaboration Funding Opportunities

    Information and Resources Linkages and

    Networking Workshops and Conferences

    Technical Assistance and Consultation

    STAR NET Builds an Environment That Helps Children Learn.




                  Picture of a preschool library with plaid chairs, a bookcase, a table with a book on it with a gauze curtain to one side