Illinois STAR NET, Early Childhood Professional Learning, and Early CHOICES
are posting professional development opportunities on ISBE’s calendar.

Sharing A Vision Biennial Conference 2025, Embassy Suites in Peoria, IL
October 8-10, 2025
Registration will open in spring 2025!

ECPL’s 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.

Early CHOICES is an Inclusion Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education. We promote increasing high quality inclusive early care and education for each and every child birth to age 5. Our goal is to increase the number of children with disabilities receiving specialized services in regular early care and education settings.

STOP. LOOK. ASK. GO. is a free, online training for those who live and work with young children. Start the new year learning how to keep children safe by knowing what to say, what to look for, and what questions to ask. Plus, add a food allergy song to your daily routine!

 Using the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a free comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who want to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.