About Us

Our goal is to provide free professional learning and resources that support the Illinois State Board of Education funded programs in implementing evidence based practices that improve outcomes for young children and their families. The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning offers free access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules.

WIDA Early Years

WIDA Early Years

The modules can be used in staff development sessions and/or shared with individual educators or teams of educators, such as those engaged in professional learning communities.

ISBE and The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning are excited to announce that the early care and education community now has access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules.

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PFA Coaching Project

Job embedded professional development

The Coaching Project promotes engagement in continuous quality improvement to facilitate best practices in Preschool for All classrooms throughout the state.

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Preschool for All Expansion Grant Support

Technical assistance to support high quality implementation

Each grantee is assigned a Program Support Specialist who provides on site, program specific support to administrators, Family Educators and Instructional Leaders primarily in the areas of Comprehensive Services as defined by the PDG-EG grant guidance.

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Illinois Early Childhood (MTSS) Multi-Tiered System of Supports

High quality system of supports focused on the whole child

MTSS Definition in Illinois: Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a framework for continuous improvement that is systemic, prevention focused, and data-informed, providing a coherent continuum of supports responsive to meet the needs of all learners. (IL-MTSS Network)

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Our goal is to provide free professional learning and resources that support the Illinois State Board of Education funded programs in implementing evidence based practices that improve outcomes for young children and their families.

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