Professional Learning Institute

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

Registration and Housing for the 2024 Professional Learning Institute is NOW OPEN! 

We are proud to announce our 2024 Featured Sessions! Click here for more information 

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

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

 NAEYC Recognizes the 2024 Professional Learning Institute Sponsors