Welcome to STAR NET Region II
Illinois STAR NET is a Support and Technical Assistance Regional NETwork. If you are a professional in the early childhood education community or a parent of a young child with special needs, STAR NET Region II offers assistance and support in many different ways.
For more than 25 years, Illinois STAR NET has been committed to helping young children reach for the stars. STAR NET Region II does that by providing enriching opportunities for professional development and family education. Our offerings for professionals and parents include workshops, training, consultations, and resources such as a well-stocked library, parent support groups, and numerous financial aid opportunities.
STAR NET Region II serves those living or working in North and West Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties.
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.
Please explore the STAR NET Region II website to find the resources to help young children learn and grow. Thank you for visiting our website.