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 that support Preschool English Learners.
Please feel free to contact us by email. COVID-19 Resources
Statewide Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion Administrators Virtual Forum Sessions
We would like to still offer you the opportunity to complete this short survey to provide input about topics for future sessions.
NEW! Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Maximizing Equitable High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care
A professional learning series sponsored by Early CHOICES, Early Childhood Professional Learning (ECPL) & Illinois STAR NET
Multilingual Illinois 2022 Statewide Virtual Conference
December 6, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Registration is open!
The 2022 Multilingual IL Statewide Virtual Conference will be held in collaboration with ESSA on December 6-9, 2022. The Illinois Resource Center is excited to once again bring together educators from across the state in early December, and to do so safely & conveniently as a virtual event.
On Demand Professional Learning for ECERS-3
Introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3™)
Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development Calendar
Illinois Principals Association has partnered with ISBE to provide access to Ed Leaders Network (ELN) for all public school educators in the state!
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.