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
2023-2024 Provider Training Schedule
See the 2022-2023 training schedule below.
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
If you are interested in transferring your Staff Credential to a NCDA email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are insterested in a director’s credential click here.
Raising Quality through Intentional Interactions – Infant/Toddler (RQII – IT)
Training begins on August 3rd and ends on December 7th.
If you are interested click here to see more details and register.
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.
New flyer with 2023-24 dates here.
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 email@example.com
Additional Resources for Providers