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Colleen McLauglin

Early Childhood Consultant

Partnership For Resilience
Resilient Southern Illinois


Colleen McLaughlin has worked in the field of Early Care and Education for more than 25 years. She applied at a childcare center for a part-time job when she was in college and fell in love with the field. Over the years she has worn many hats as a teacher of infants through school age children both in childcare and public schools. She has also worked as a state assessor, program director, professional development provider, and adjunct faculty. Currently, she works as a consultant. Colleen earned her BA in ECE from Columbia College Chicago and her MSed in ECE from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a member of the ilAEYC governing board, the Southern Illinois Coalition for Children & Families as well as the Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team (SIECAT).