Welcome to Early Childhood Professional Learning

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.

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Annual Statewide ESSA Conference

Every Student Success Act (ESSA) Conference
February 12-14, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL
Registration deadline is Jan. 26, 2018

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ESSA Registration Form/Brochure

ESSA Conference

A note from ISBE - Call for Readers!

The Early Childhood Division of ISBE is looking for volunteers to assist in evaluating proposals that will be submitted in response to the Request for Proposals for Prevention Initiative (PI), Preschool for All (PFA), and Preschool for All Expansion (PFAE) State. Additional information and the application form is provided in the following link: 

Call for Evaluators - Early Childhood Request for Proposals: Prevention Initiative (PI) Birth to Age 3, Preschool for All (PFA) Ages 3-5, Preschool for All Expansion Model (PFAE) State

To Apply: Please complete this survey. In submitting this application you are volunteering time and expertise to complete the evaluation of approximately 10 to 20 proposals.​ Questions may be forwarded to the Early Childhood Division at earlychi@isbe.net​.​ 

ISBE, Illinois State Board of Education, RFP
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Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL)

Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) provides free professional development and resources to support the Illinois State Board of Education funded preschool programs in implementing evidence-based practices that improve outcomes for young children and their families.

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Professional Learning

Free workshops, webinars, and resources

In order to provide high quality learning experiences for young children, the Early Childhood workforce needs to be engaged in ongoing professional learning.

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Organizations Supporting Evidence Based Practices in Early Childhood

The websites of these organizations contain information about professional learning or resources that support the Early Childhood Workforce. Featured news from these organizations is highlighted.

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