Professional Learning Institute

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

Thank you for joining us at the 2024 Professional Learning Institute!

Click here to explore our Digital Final Program, including our full schedule of sessions. 

What is the Professional Learning Institute?

NAEYC’s Professional Learning Institute brings together seasoned and emerging early childhood leaders in a community of learners focused on deepening the early childhood knowledge base, addressing challenging and controversial issues facing the field, and developing skills to improve professional development and practice.

The Institute featured approximately 200 informative sessions, a research poster session, unique networking opportunities, and a vibrant exhibit hall marketplace including the NAEYC Shop. NAEYC sought proposals that reflected innovative thinking in early childhood education, informed by research, policy, and practice.

The theme for this year’s Professional Learning Institute was Creating a Caring, Equitable Community of Learners.


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