Support For Providers

Our providers work hard to ensure that the children in their care receive quality learning and socialization experiences. We support our providers through professional development initiatives as well as a variety of community programs.

Helpful Links

All forms and resources provided by ELC to our providers are available for download and printing below:

ELC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

For-Profit Provider Representative 

(For more information about our Board of Directors and meetings click here)

Jackie Lang, Imagination Station Preschool

Jackie Lang is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She has been the owner and Director of Imagination Station Preschool since 2003. Prior to stepping into her dream of owning her own preschool, Jackie taught in Orange and Pinellas County school system for 13 years. She serves on the School Readiness Committee of the Concerned Organization for the Quality Education of Black Children, St. Petersburg College’s Early Childhood Advisory Board, and secretary on the Pinellas Technical College Childcare Apprenticeship Advisory Board. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Faith-Based Provider Representative 

(For more information about our Board of Directors and meetings click here)

Sandra Hopkins, Christian Way Academy

Sandra Hopkins, a native of Miami Florida, attended schools in the Miami-Dade County area in which she also served as an educator for five years.  She has a B.S. in Biology from Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Mrs. Hopkins holds a State of Florida Professional Educators Certificate and her Directors Credential in Early Childhood. She has over 30 years of experience in the education field. She has taught students from all levels from Pre-K to Secondary. She has served as an Achievement Specialist, Professional Development Trainer, Parent Advocate, Recruitment Specialist, Classroom Teacher and now currently, Owner/Head of School at Christian Way Academy. She takes great pride in acknowledging her role as a wife, a mother of six children and four grandchildren.

Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) equips early educators with knowledge, support, and resources to implement best practices to improve child outcomes. Programming includes individualized coaching, specialized training, formal education scholarships, conferences, and Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$.

Child Care Careers Jobs Page

The Coalition regularly receives and posts open positions with our child care providers. Ensuring that our community’s children receive quality care and education begins with ensuring they have the teachers and caregivers they need.
Provide Trainings & Conferences

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Scholarships and Accreditations
ELC o?ers scholarships for continuing education and annual bonuses for providers that maintain uninterrupted employment with their sponsoring center or family childcare home, as funding allows.
Provider  Programs
We offer additional supports for our beloved early educators, including various opportunities and activities to learn best practices, engage with the community, and receive tools and coaching.
How to Become a School Readiness
or VPK Provider
How-to’s and contact information coming soon!
Provider Services Team

 

2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Processes and Procedures


A. Placements

I. General: 

  1. Appointment Phone Script and Process
  2. Placement 30-30 Plan
  3. Browsing
  4. Keying Placements
  5. Sib-Adds
  6. Interview Flow
  7. Terms and Conditions in the Family Portal Account


II. Waitlist:


III. CCAA Process:


B. Enrollments


C.
Redeterminations

I. Processing Redeterminations: 


II. Rejections for Redeterminations:


III. Other/General Redetermination Information:


D. Reestablishment Periods/Reviews


E. Transfers


F. Suspended Enrollments


G. Coalition Transfers


H. Social Security


I. SR Plus-Local Funding

Annual Report

Annual Report