For Professionals

Training & Continuing Education

As an early childhood professional, your goal is to help your students learn and thrive in the classroom and at home. STAR NET Region II offers high quality learning experiences to help meet your continuing professional development requirements for state licensing and certification. Financial assistance may be available to help cover costs of attending workshops and conferences or for establishing a special study group with colleagues and/or parents.

Our staff is also available to support early childhood programs on site with training and technical assistance. We can work with your team to design training content based on your needs, and support leadership teams in planning for professional development on a variety of topics. Some often requested topics include: Early childhood curriculum, assessment, inclusive practices, early literacy and early mathematics, preschool classroom environments and adaptations, family support, and many others. In order to schedule training or technical assistance, please contact the STAR NET office and speak with a Resource Specialist to form a professional development plan.

Administrator Support

Administrative Support image: children lined up to get on a school bus

Early Childhood Programs & Meetings

STAR NET Region II offers a variety of supports for administrators of early childhood programs which serve children with special needs in our five-county region.

Read more

Assistance on Request

Assistance on Request page: two young girls using an electronic pad

Consultation & Support

Our experienced staff is here to assist professionals and parents with a variety of resources for every stage and level of a child’s development, focusing on the early childhood years.

Read more

Professional Development Assistance

Professional Development Assistance teaser image: adult woman and baby using sign language

Education Reimbursement for Professionals

Preschool professionals working in public school programs 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.

Read more