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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.

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An upcoming workshop

When We See Children the Way We Are - Not the Way They Are


Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Erikson Institute
451 N La Salle Dr 
Chicago IL 60654

Register today!
Register before June 1, 2019, and receive $99 early-bird pricing!
Price increases to $115 after June 1, 2019.

 

Erikson Institute

STATE BOARD RELEASES EARLY CHILDHOOD BLOCK GRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FY 2020 GRANT WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES FOR CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO AGE 5

News Release

FY20 RFP INFORMATION

Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion funding opportunities due at 4PM on June 10, 2019.

 

ISBE

ECPL Workbench|Forums

What is the Early Childhood Professional Learning Workbench?

Join us at the Workbench to:

  • Describe your role in early childhood education
  • Use the Forums to ask questions, share ideas, or network with other early childhood educators
  • Check out resources to support your work
  • View upcoming professional learning opportunities

WORKBENCH

PFA and Expansion Program Administrators, Instructional Leaders, Parent Educators, Program Support Specialist, and Teachers are all welcome to join in our Forums.

 

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Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL)

Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) provides free professional development and resources to support the Illinois State Board of Education funded preschool programs in implementing evidence-based practices that improve outcomes for young children and their families.

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Professional Learning

Free workshops, webinars, and resources

In order to provide high quality learning experiences for young children, the Early Childhood workforce needs to be engaged in ongoing professional learning.

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Partners

Organizations Supporting Evidence Based Practices in Early Childhood

The websites of these organizations contain information about professional learning or resources that support the Early Childhood Workforce. Featured news from these organizations is highlighted.

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