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.
The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning offers free access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules.
FREE Coaching Services - Available for Preschool for All (PFA) Programs
Since 2010, Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) has been funded by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to provide embedded professional development for PFA educators through the PFA Coaching Project.
For FY22 the PFA Coaching Project has some additional slots open allowing interested programs to access these services for FREE through an application process. A limited number of programs will be selected to participate based on application responses.
Applications are due at the close of business on August 13, 2021.
More Information and Application Link
Sharing A Vision Virtual Conference 2021
The NAEYC Virtual Annual Conference
Save the Date!!
November 7-9, 2021
Registration will open August 2021.
Special preview day November 6, 2021
2021-2022 School Year
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)