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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Family Reading Night coming in November

Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book, Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. The next Family Reading Night will be November 21, 2019.

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Family Reading Night

WELL Women in Education Leading and Learning Summit

An event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership.

March 11, (5pm - 7pm) & March 12, 2020 (8am - 4pm)
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Normal, IL  (Cost: $199)

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This event will begin with an evening reception on March 13, allowing registrants a chance to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake during a fun event that will guide participants to discover their inspirational WORDs.



2019-2020 Online Early Childhood Administrator Academies

Online Early Childhood Administrator Academies

Coming up - Introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale - 3rd Edition - 11/22/2019

Register online at https://ilprincipals.org/events/ for these FREE Administrator Academies. 

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Multilingual Illinois: The 43rd Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

Multilingual Illinois 2019
December 3 - 6, 2019
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL

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Cancellations and changes and duplicate payments received before November 8, 2019 are subject to a $25 processing fee.
Cancellations received after November 8, 2019 will be charged the full registration feeChanges will not be accepted after November 8, 2019.

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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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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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