Professional Development Assistance

Reimbursement Guidelines

Preschool professionals can apply for Professional Development Assistance to help pay for attending workshops, seminars or conferences. You can be reimbursed up to $75 per year for expenses. Your employer cannot already be covering the costs associated with the program.

To apply, you must be a professional in the field of Early Childhood Special Education working with children ages 3-5, in a public school district program in North or West Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry or Lake Counties. In-state events are given priority.

Professional Development Assistance can be used for reimbursement of: Travel, registration, lodging, meals and other related costs. To apply complete the online form, download the application PDF (English) (also available in Spanish) or contact the STAR NET Region II office.