Professional Learning Institute

Empowering early childhood professionals with fresh ideas and insights to participate in and facilitate the highest quality professional development.

Update on the 2021 Professional Learning Institute

Recognizing the ongoing health concerns with large in-person gatherings, NAEYC has decided not to hold the 2021 Professional Learning Institute that had been scheduled for June in Philadelphia, PA.  We looking forward to gathering for Professional Learning Institute in June 2022 in Cleveland, OH. 

In lieu of our Professional Learning Institute, please join the NAEYC learning community for our virtual DAP Symposium, June 9-10! This virtual event will be an opportunity for anyone involved with early education to explore the rationale and consequences to their work from the recent revisions to the DAP Position Statement and the upcoming 4th edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. To learn more, visit 


What is the Professional Learning Institute?

NAEYC’s Professional Learning Institute is designed for all early childhood professionals, including leaders who prepare, mentor, and support early childhood professionals, as well as program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, preschool teachers, and researchers. 

Attendees can expect:

  • Over 200 sessions: With sessions featuring the latest information and research in the field, you can tailor your agenda to specific professional development needs.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities: Connect with peers, advocates, leaders in the field, and some of your favorite authors.
  • NAEYC Shop and Exhibit Hall: Stock up on the latest award-winning publications, early childhood resources, and classroom supplies.