The Professional Development Institute (PDI) is an extension of the Early Learning Coalition’s Professional Development Department, set to improve services, support, and education for young children. Programs enhance early childhood professionals’ knowledge, skills, and professional advancement through various classes, courses, and conferences offered in face-to-face or web-based formats.

Child care providers provide children in their care with well-rounded and appropriate tools to help them develop
into successful learners. We understand many providers can’t afford to stop working to continue their education or certification. We support providers by offering programs and incentives to continue working while advancing their professional goals and education.

The training offered through the Professional Development Institute at the Early Learning Coalition provides high-quality content and support to ensure the implementation of concepts into the classroom. All training with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards (2017), The Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS), Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Practitioners, and Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Directors.

The Early Learning Coalition’s Professional Development Department has recently received the CDA Gold Standard
from the Council of Professional Recognition. We have also been approved as an International Association for
Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider.

Training Opportunities

2022-2023 Provider Training Schedule

See the 2022-2023 training schedule below.  There are a number of new trainings available!

August 16, 2022 – PEARLS – Preschool Emergency Alert Response Learning System
Click PEARLS 1 for more information and registration

August 17, 2022 – PEARLS – Preschool Emergency Alert Response Learning System
Click PEARLS 2 for more information and registration

September 1, 2022 – Loose Parts (Piezas Sueltas) – Spanish
Click Loose Parts (Piezas Sueltas) for more information and registration

October 13, 2022 AND October 27, 2022 – Loose Parts – Infant/Toddler
Click Loose Parts – IT for more information and registration

October 26, 2022 AND December 7, 2022 – Loose Parts – Preschool
Click Loose Parts Preschool for more information and registration

January 18, 2023 – Play Schemas: What Does This Repetitive Behavior Mean?
Click Play Schemas for more information and registration

January 19, 2023 through May 25, 2023 – Raising Quality through Intentional Interactions – Infants/Toddler
Click RQII IT for more information and registration

February 7, 2023 AND February 21, 2023 – Intro to Baby STEAM
Click Baby STEAM for more information and registration

April 5, 2023 – Just Talk to Me! Increasing Language Development with the Early Childhood Environment
Click Just Talk to Me for more information and registration

April 26, 2023 AND May 10, 2023 – Exploring Science with Little Fingers
Click Exploring Science for more information and registration

Child Development Associate (CDA) Program

If interested in receiving your National Child Development Associate (NCDA) or transferring a Staff Credential to a NCDA please click here: CDA Interest form.

For additional information click here: CDA Flyer

 

VPK Literacy Training

DCF is offering more VPK Literacy trainings with new dates beginning June 3, 2022.

Click here for registration information: Phonological Awareness Development 

VPK Provider Trainings

Choose from five VPK trainings offered this fall by clicking here for a flyer with trainings, dates, times and location.   Or click on the individual links below for more information and to register for a training. Seating is limited.

CLASS Group Coaching
August 16-November 1
Click CLASS Group Coaching 1 for registration information

CLASS Group Coaching
Augsut 20-December 3
Click CLASS Group Coaching 2 for registration information

Frame Their Learning
November 8
Click Frame Their Learning 1 for registration information

Frame Their Learning
November 15
Click Frame Their Learning 2 for registration information

Raising Quality through Intentional Interactions
October 8-February 11
Click Raising Quality for registration information

Resource Room

Come visit the Early Learning Coalition’s resource room. It is equipped with a laminator, book binder, Ellison Machine, and resource books. Please contact Sharon Dennany at sdennany@elcpinellas.org to schedule a time to use the resource room.

See flyer for more details: Clearview Resource Room

 

Infant, Toddler, or Preschool
Classroom Support

The Early Learning Coalition provides support and guidance to providers in any classroom. We are here to help you improve your quality of care and education, overcome challenges, and/or meet state and local requirements.
For more information, contact Sharon Dennany at sdennany@elcpinellas.org

 

Additional Resources for Providers

Safe Sleep for Babies: What You Need to Know

Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep

Sleep Baby Safely

Gadgets, Guidance & Common Sense

Our Team

Provider Trainings & Conferences

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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