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.
Sharing A Vision Conference
October 4-6, 2023
East Peoria, IL
Early Bird Registration: Closes on August 18, 2023
Conference questions, please contact Meg with ISU Conference Services at email@example.com or by calling 309-438-2160
Important Changes Coming to the WIDA Early Years eLearning
WIDA Early Years as a separate membership program is ending June 30, 2023; you will need to finish your Early Years eLearning coursework. Although the Early Years program is ending, WIDA will continue to make PreK–3 resources available on the WIDA website under Early Language Development (this page will be renamed Teaching in PreK–3 starting July 1, 2023).
On Demand Professional Learning for ECERS-3
Introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3™)
Registration will open mid-July for the new year.
Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development Calendar
Early Childhood Block Grant 3-5 Compliance Checklist Preschool for All/Preschool for All Expansion Fiscal Year 2022
Illinois Principals Association has partnered with ISBE to provide access to Ed Leaders Network (ELN) for all public school educators in the state!
Learning at Home
Our latest resource for Illinois preschool teachers and families.
Learning at Home
These At Home and On the Go activities were created by The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with a group of teachers, family specialists, and parents. They support the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.
Our recorded webinars cover the following topics in early childhood education.
Administration & Leadership
Family & Community Engagement
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
Early Childhood educators have an opportunity to acquire foundational knowledge, apply what they have learned, and advance their practice by viewing our videos.