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As we begin the new school year, we look forward to providing professional learning opportunities that promote high quality early childhood education. Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL), in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Department, will be sponsoring virtual sessions throughout the 2022-2023 school year addressing key topics to support administrators of Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion Programs.
We invite you to join our first session. Please complete this short survey to provide input about topics for future sessions. Early Childhood Professional Learning, a project of The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning, is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education
Administrator Session I – Overview of theMonitoring Process and Compliance ChecklistSeptember 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM This session will provide an overview of the updated Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion monitoring process and compliance checklist enacted for school year 2022-23.Please note: Registration closes at noon CST the day before the event.
QUESTIONS?Contact Early Childhood Professional Learning – ecpl@cntrmail.orgVisit or for schedule updates Subscribe to the ECPL YouTube Channel for past recordings 

Your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available through the Lake County Health Department (LCHD)

!Please read all instructions below before scheduling.

Appointments are now available for Pre-K through 12th grade staff and child group daycare workers at two locations in Lake County:

Adlai Stevenson High School
Round Lake High School

Please login to the AllVax Portal to schedule your appointment using the code below.

This is a private link, please do not forward. Vaccine scheduling is based on availability. If no appointment is available, please check back regularly. New appointments are added daily.

As an educator or daycare worker, you must enter the following registration code when you schedule. This code is only for you. Do not share this code with others. 


Adlai Stevenson High School and Round Lake High School are the only sites that have educator and daycare worker appointments through AllVax at this time. If you select a different location, such as the Lake County Fairgrounds, you will be turned away at the site.

At the vaccination site, you will need to present proof that you work in a Pre-K through 12th grade or group daycare setting. This could include a staff ID, paystub, W2, or letter from your employer. Daycare providers also need to bring a copy of their facility’s DCFS license or DCFS license-exempt letter.

Click Here to Schedule Your Appointment

Please review and/or complete the linked documents before your visit:

Consent for Treatment & Payment. Please SIGN AND BRING WITH YOU to your first visit.
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet: ModernaPfizer-BioNTech
Notice of Privacy Practices
V-SAFE flyer. If you do not have a smartphone, you will call (847) 377-8130 to report any reactions you have to the vaccine.
Steps to Take After Your COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC: What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Do NOT schedule an appointment if you:

Have a fever or are feeling ill.
Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
Have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Have received any other vaccine in the past 14 days.
Have received treatment with monoclonal antibodies such as Regeneron or convalescent plasma in the past 90 days.
Have a severe allergy to any ingredient in the COVID-19 vaccine. Please review the ingredients in the EUA Fact Sheet. 

If you have a history of severe reactions or anaphylaxis to another vaccine OR to any other injectable medication, please speak to your doctor about the risks versus benefits of vaccination.
People with allergic reactions, including severe allergic reactions, NOT related to vaccines or injectable medications (such as food, pet, venom, environmental, or latex allergies; oral medications) can still get the COVID-19 vaccine.
People who have had severe allergic reactions to anything will be observed for 30 minutes after vaccination in the parking lot. All others will be observed for 15 minutes.

Please see the LCHD newsletter:

This is a great resource to share with your parents, staff, and school community.

Quarantine Guidance for Daycares

The Lake County Health Department continues to recommend only 14-day quarantine periods in high-risk, congregate settings such as daycare centers. Shorter quarantine options are less effective at preventing COVID-19 transmission in these settings. Even a small increased risk of transmission could result in many new infections. 

Post-Vaccination Guidance 

As we slowly ramp up vaccination efforts for child care workers in the county, I wanted to share post-vaccination guidance from IDPH: Post-Vaccine-Guidance-Schools.pdf (