Job Opening for an ECPL Coach

Are you interested in becoming an ECPL Coach, or do you know of someone who would fit the position? 

ECPL Coach Job Posting

Visit our ECPL Coaching Project page to learn more.

Coach Position

Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children (ILAEYC)

Illinois AEYC Growing Futures Conference
October 24-26, 2024
Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

Conference Information

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Growing Futures

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

40th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities & Their Families

September 17-20, 2024
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Conference Information

Early Bird 2 Registration
ends July 23rd, 2024

Register Now


Powerful Interactions Webinar Series

Webinar 1
Relationships Matter! Powerful Interactions® to Start the School Year
Monday, Sept. 23, 2024
Register Now

Additional webinars in this series are located on our Webinar Calendar.

Powerful Interactions Flyer

Statewide PFA and PFAE Admin Virtual Forum Series

Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL), in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Development Department, will be sponsoring virtual sessions throughout the 2023-2024 school year addressing key topics to support administrators of Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion Programs.

These sessions are recorded and can be accessed on our YouTube channel.

Admin Forum

On Demand Professional Learning for ECERS-3

Introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3™)

Stay tuned for FY25 on demand professional learning registration to open mid-July.


Need help paying for college coursework? Seeking additional credentials and/or a degree in early childhood education?

You may be eligible for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program (ECACE).

Funds are also available through the Gateways Scholarship Program.

ECACE & Gateways to Opportunities


Welcome to ECPL

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 practices in Early Childhood education.

Our Mission

Supporting high quality practices in early childhood education and care with free professional learning, resources, and information that promotes positive outcomes for young children and their families.

Professional Learning

Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) is a state-approved professional development provider authorized to issue professional development credit to Illinois licensed educators for license renewal purposes. Learn more!


The eLearning offered by ECPL consists of live/recorded webinars and online courses/modules. Learn more!

Preschool English Learners

ECPL leverages its partnerships with local and national providers to bring you FREE high quality, relevant professional learning focused on preschool English learners (ELs). Learn more!

Learning at Home

Explore the resources and activities created by The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning that help families support young children learning at home.

Webinar Calendar

The Webinar Calendar gives you the ability to search our calendar using different criteria to assist you in selecting professional learning that supports your professional growth.

NOTE: Past ECPL recorded webinars are listed on our YouTube Channel.