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.
ISBE and The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning are excited to announce that the early care and education community now has access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules.
Multilingual Illinois Conference & ESSA Conference
Special Online Event: December 10, 2020
Combined Virtual Conference:
February 23-26, 2021
In lieu of the IRC's annual December Multililingual Illinois Conference, the IRC is hosting an amazing late afternoon online conversation with Carla Shalaby on December 10, 2020.
Administrators' Forum 2020
The Illinois State Board of Education sponsored an Administrators' Forum for Preschool for All (PFA) and Preschool for All Expansion (PFAE) Administrators, a virtual conference that was coordinated by The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning. The Forum consisted of six sessions.
Links to the recording of each session, handouts, and resources can be found here.
New! 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.
2020-21 School Year
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.