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Professional Learning Institute

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

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. Each year, thousands of early childhood professionals gather at the Professional Learning Institute. Join us and connect with your colleagues and other professionals around the world! 

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.

Thank you for joining us in Long Beach!

For a look back at the program and the sessions offered at this year's event, check out the 2019 Institute page!

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Reasons to Attend

If you are looking to explore essential trends and research in the early learning field, the Professional Learning Institute is the place to be! Learn more about why you should attend, and what you can expect at this year's event.

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Future Events & Conferences

Want to know when and where next year's Institute will be? View future NAEYC events and conferences.

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