Welcome to Early Childhood Professional Learning

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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Illinois State Board of Education - 3/27/20 Update

State Superintendent of Education declares Remote Learning Days beginning March 31 and continuing until in-person instruction can resume.

Emergency Rules for Remote Learning Days

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A Message from ECPL

COVID-19 outbreak. Keeping you informed during these uncertain times.

Even though our office remains closed, all ECPL staff are continuing to work virtually. Please feel free to contact us by email here.

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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. 

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Visit the WIDA Early Years online modules.

 

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Early Childhood Professional Learning and Illinois STAR NET Statewide Calendar

Statewide Calendar
January through June 2020

AT-A-GLANCE CALENDAR

**Please note**
Any "workshops" listed in this calendar for the month of May and June have been canceled.
Please check the appropriate agency's website for further information.

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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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Services

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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