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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Statement from ISBE on new agreement to fund additional Early Childhood Block Grant applicants

The State Board of Education (ISBE) is collaborating with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) on a solution to fund additional high quality Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All Expansion programs.

https://www.isbe.net/Pages/News-and-Media.aspx

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Need help paying for college coursework?

The Gateways Scholarship Program can help!

Scholarship funds are available for Preschool for All funded programs!

Learn more about the Gateways Scholarship Program and how it can pay up to 100% of your tuition.

Review the Gateways Scholarship requirements.

Apply online, or by submitting your application via mail.

To speak with a Gateways Scholarship Counselor, call 866.697.8278, or email scholarship@ilgateways.com.

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Illinois State Board of Education’s Statewide Preschool for All Administrators’ Forum

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September 25 - 26, 2018
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

More information coming soon.
 

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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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Partners

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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