IBHE Awards WIU Grant to Strengthen and Diversify Early Childhood Education Workforce

MACOMB, IL – – Western Illinois University is one of five Illinois colleges and universities, and the only four-year public university, to recieve $1.3 million in grant funding from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce. Western recieved $225,516 for the coming year, which will be used to address the shortage and grow the qualified pool of early childhood educators for the rural McDonough County region. Boh Young Lee, project director and WIU associate professor, was able to recruit 14 participants who will begin courses... Read More