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.
Week of the Young Child™
Early Childhood Professional Learning and Illinois STAR NET Statewide Calendar
January through June 2021
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.
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
These documents have been developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).