Visit ECAP’s projects:
- Illinois Early Learning (IEL): source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.
- Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP): was the first scholarly, peer-reviewed, bilingual (English-Spanish) online journal in the field of early childhood education.
- Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM): a source for data on early care and education services and demographics in the state of Illinois. Data are available by state, county, township, legislative district, and several agency regions.
- Illinois Parents: operated with the Academic Development Institute in Lincoln, Illinois, provides resources and information for parents in the state of Illinois.
Resources on the Project Approach are now available on the Illinois Projects in Practice (IllinoisPIP) Web site, which is designed and maintained by the Illinois Early Learning Project.
What is a Project?
A project is an in-depth investigation of a topic undertaken by a class, a group of children, or an individual child in an early childhood classroom or at home.
The Illinois PIP site includes a variety of resources, including definitions, research, examples of projects, an online template for teachers to use to share descriptions of their projects, and Lilian Katz’s blog highlighting aspects of the Project Approach. To access the site, please go to http://illinoispip.org.