The Center

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K-2 Techology-based curriculum activities on DVD on sale $20.00

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You've reached the home of The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood. Our mission is to develop and promote practices designed to improve educational opportunities for all young children. The Center, part of the College of Education and Human services at Western Illinois University, was established in August of 1999. It replaced Macomb Projects, which began in 1975 when Dr. Patricia Hutinger, Professor of Early Childhood in the Elementary Education/Reading Department at Western Illinois University received her first federally-funded early childhood project. The Center provides products, training materials, conferences and workshops on topics relating to technology, early childhood, children with disabilities, and more.

Persons interested in training topics for staff devlopment workshops may contact the Center by phone, fax, or mail. Various print publications, and video products are available.