WIU hosts Lunch and Learn for childcare directors



Western Illinois University, in conjunction with Black Hawk College and StarNet, will host a Lunch and Learn session for local childcare directors from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, on WIU – Quad Cities campus, Moline. 

“We know that early childhood directors are the lifeblood of our workforce in the community and consistently elevate their staff,” said WIU Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education Director Lindsay Meeker, in a news release. 

“We are hoping to equip them with the information on Early Childhood ACCESS for Equity (ECACE) scholarship, as well as find out how we can help support them in their work,” she added. 

The session will cover ECACE scholarships and early childhood programs at WIU and Black Hawk, childcare and referral/StarNet resources, and professional development opportunities through WIU.  

“We are excited to share our course offerings and the ways in which we meet the workforce where they are to value their experiences, including credit for CDA completion and Prior Learning Assessment,” Ms. Meeker said. 

In collaboration with BHC, WIU will also offer a virtual recruitment workshop for area teachers at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6. To join, visit wiu.zoom.us/j/6266280290

For more information on the Lunch and Learn session, email Ms. Meeker at lc-dennison@wiu.edu.

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