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.
Dept. of Children (DOE) and Dept. of Children and Families
2022-2023 Provider Training Schedule
See the 2022-2023 training schedule below.
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, 20223 – Pre-K to Kindergarten Transistion
Click here for more information and registration.
Child Development Associate (CDA) Program
If interested in receiving your National Child Development Associate (NCDA) click here: CDA Interest form.
For additional information about the Quest CDA program click here: CDA Flyer
Or if you are interested in transferring your Staff Credential to a NCDA email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more and register for the Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom training click here.
The Language of Class click here for more information.
2022-2023 VPK Director Meeting click here for more information.
VPK Director Credential Flyer click here for more information.
VPK Instructor Literacy Courses click here for more information.
VPK Teacher Learning Circle Summer 2023 click here for more information.
VPK Emergent Literacy Online Courses click here for more information.
Director’s Cafe’ is open to Directors, Administrators and Owners in Pinellas County. Directors Cafe’ offers the opportunity to network, strategies and resources and in-service training.
Click here for the flyer with dates and Zoom invite.
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 email@example.com to schedule a time to use the resource room.
See flyer for more details: Clearview Resource Room
Infant, Toddler, or Preschool
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Resources for Providers