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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.

COVID-19 Resources


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. 

More Information

Visit the WIDA Early Years online modules.



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


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


Pyramid Model

Online ePyramid Modules and Implicit Bias eModules

Eager to learn how to support our children's social emotional growth?

Do you work in a state funded preschool program in Illinois?

Check out our FAQ document and see if these online eModules are for you.  

Frequently Asked Questions


Need help paying for college coursework?

The Gateways Scholarship Program can help!

Scholarship funds are available for Preschool for All funded programs!

Learn more about the Gateways Scholarship Program and how it can pay up to 100% of your tuition.

Review the Gateways Scholarship requirements.

Apply online, or by submitting your application via mail.

To speak with a Gateways Scholarship Counselor, call 866.697.8278, or email scholarship@ilgateways.com.

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Resources for Early Childhood PFA Expansion and Prevention Initiative planning

Users will be able to find much of the data needed to complete the Statement of Need for the PFA Expansion and PI grant competitions in these various types of reports and resources.