Illinois STARnet is a Support and Technical Assistance Regional Network that provides training, consultation and resources to the early childhood community. STARnet is divided into six regions in Illinois, Regions I & III serve the Northwest and Central part of the state. The STARnet system assists the State Board of Education in meeting local needs by providing services to professionals and families of young children with special needs throughout Illinois. STARnet supports family-centered, research-based and effective practices in early childhood education and care. STARnet is committed to Helping Illinois’ Young Children Reach for the Stars.