Star Net

STAR NET Region VI and the Department of Education will hold the 13th annual Early Childhood Today conference at the Romeoville Campus. This conference is for parents, caregivers and professionals who shape the lives of children ages birth to 5 years old.  Workshops will address six themes of social/emotional, speech and language, accommodations, early literacy, health and wellness, and best practices. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (check in 8-8:30 a.m.)
Lewis University - Romeoville Campus (see Directions)
One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446
Location: Academic Building

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FEE: $35 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and instruction and workshop materials). There will be no refunds given.

Registration: Pre-registration is required and seats are limited. Registrations will be accepted based on a first-come, first-served basis.  No on-site or phone registration allowed.  When using a purchase order, please email Melissa Villarreal at:

Registration must be received by Friday, February 28 If seats are STILL AVAILABLE.

STAR NET provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community.The STAR NET system assists the State Board of Education in meeting local needs by providing services to professionals and parents of young children with special needs throughout Illinois.

Note:  Child care is not available at the conference.  Parents of children with disabilities under age 6 can apply for a family fellowship for a reimbursement stipend though STAR NET at  Please click on Fellowship info to apply. 

Co-Sponsored by STAR NET Region VI and Lewis University, in collaboration with SSAEYC, Early Intervention Training Program, Good Shepherd Center, and Child and Family Connections # 12

Conference Questions?

Please contact Mary Ann Bonello (708) 342-5370.

Registration Questions?

Please contact Melissa Villarreal at (815) 836-5398 or  .