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 2020 Professional Learning Institute

With so much uncertainty still surrounding the impact of COVID-19 in the next few months, we’ve decided to forego gathering for the Professional Learning Institute in New Orleans as we had planned for June 7-10.  This decision was not made lightly and we know how important this event is to so many of you. Learn more.

Don't miss Virtual Institute. Six weeks of newly recorded presentations to support your professional development. The Virtual Institute is open to anyone who is interested in some of the latest research and best practices in early childhood education.



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.