Professional Learning Institute

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

Save the Date for the 2023 Professional Learning Institute: June 4 – June 7, 2023!

Thank you everyone for joining us for Professional Learning Institute in Cleveland! Check out highlights from the event. We are looking forward to gathering in Portland, OR for the next PLI in 2023!

2023 Institute Call for Session Proposals

NAEYC is transitioning to a NEW online abstract management system! The submission link is not quite ready, but here's some information to help you prepare while we work to get the site open. 


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.