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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

Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development Calendar

ISBE Statewide PD Calendar


Illinois Principals Association has partnered with the Illinois State Board of Education to provide access to Ed Leaders Network (ELN) for all public school educators in the state!

Ed Leaders Network (ELN) Site


Learning at Home

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.


WIDA Early Years

WIDA Early Years and ECPL are providing FREE access to 5 online professional learning modules for EC educators in Illinois. Each module is self-paced and takes about one hour to complete. 

ISBE and Gateways credit are available for each completed module. 

More Information


Pyramid Model

Online ePyramid Modules and Implicit Bias eModules

Eager to learn how to support our children's social emotional growth?

Do you work in a state funded preschool program in Illinois?

Check out our FAQ document and see if these online eModules are for you.  

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Users will be able to find much of the data needed to complete the Statement of Need for the PFA Expansion and PI grant competitions in these various types of reports and resources.