Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) invites you to explore professional learning opportunities and resources for the Illinois Early Childhood workforce, especially those working in state funded programs. These offerings reflect the latest evidence based practices in Early Childhood education and the latest adult learning theories.
Early Childhood Professional Learning and Illinois STAR NET Statewide Calendar
January through June 2019
Annual Statewide ESSA Conference
Every Student Success Act (ESSA) Conference
February 11-13, 2019
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL
The conference theme is “Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community.” This reflects ESSA’s commitment to “leverage funding to ensure a focus on equity and excellence for all students.” Some sessions at the conference will be presented by ISBE professionals on the details of the ESSA State Plan.
July through December 2018
Professional Learning At-A-Glance
Opening Minds 2019 Conference
A Gathering of Top Educators in Early Education
February 6-9, 2019
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Meet the top people in the field of early education from all professions: education, administration, health & wellness, medicine, nursing, justice, social service, policy, government, parks & recreation, technology, business, library science, and more. Hear the latest developments in research.