The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has established a series of goals designed to achieve world class education for the 21st century. Starnet strongly supports these goals and specifically goal number eight, which states: "Each child in Illinois will receive the support services necessary to enter the public school system ready to learn and progress successfully through school. The public school system will serve as a leader in collaborative efforts among private and public agencies so that comprehensive and coordinated health, human and social services reach children and their families."
Illinois Starnet provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. Starnet supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.
Starnet Region V
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) funds the STARNET Project in six regions in the state through administrative entities responsible for the implementation of the project. Region V is located at the Chicago Public Schools Office of Special Education and Supports Early Childhood Special Education Programs and provides services to families and providers working or living in the city of Chicago. Regional goals and activities are developed with guidance provided by ISBE, the Chicago Public Schools Office of Special Education and Supports, the early childhood community, and other constituents.