Professional Development

For your convenience, ELCFV now offers virtual meetings and trainings!

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Florida Early Childhood Professional Development Registry

  • Create an account to begin your early learning training transcript
  • Find the required 45 hours training and online in-service hours or CEUs
    TA Assistance for Scheduling Exams

  • New online courses:
    The Department of Children and Families’ Office of Child Care Regulation has developed five new courses. These online courses may be used for your in-service training requirements and CEUs may be earned:

    Building Relationships with Families (BRWF): The goal of the Building Relationships with Families course is to present examples of research- and evidence-based practices related to creating receptive, responsive, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with enrolled families.

    Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Management (DACM): The goal of the Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Management course is to provide early childhood professionals with classroom management strategies necessary to develop and enhance quality, positive behavioral supports for young children.

    Healthy Habits for Quality Child Care (HHCC): The goal of the course is to provide child care professionals with procedures to use to identify and establish healthy habits in themselves, children, and families.

    Supporting Diversity Awareness (SDA): The goal of the course is to explain the concept of diversity, describe its influences on behavior, and provide examples of how to apply appropriate techniques to support it in a program.

    Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (UAS): The goal of the Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder course is to help early childhood educators understand these specific conditions and identify their early signs. It will also explain how to include children who have these conditions.

    (New!) Trauma Informed Care for Directors (this course can be paid through via T.E.A.C.H.!)
    Sign-Up Instructions

    For more information on these new courses, visit DCF’s Training Alerts web page.

    To enroll in these new courses, log into your Child Care Training Student Account.

Updated! There are NEW VPK Professional Learning Requirements!

Did you know?
An updated Standards training is part of the VPK course requirements.

    • This is in addition to the literacy training requirements! 
       Implementing the Florida Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten (online VFSP) 5 hours/ 0.5 CEUs or (SPC3TK) instructor-led 3 hours/ 0.3 CEUs

Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) Star Early Literacy 

  • NEW! Calling all early learning providers in Flagler and Volusia! Did you know that Florida Division of Early Learning (DEL) recently partnered with Teachstone to provide over $9 million in free professional development for early learning professionals? These trainings are open for you to register yourself and your staff today! Explore all offerings!

  • Teachstone CDA – earn or renew your CDA with CLASS®

  • Email quality@elcfv.org with questions

New Emergent Literacy Micro-Credential: Now enrolling!

Learn More: UF Lastinger Center Flamingo Micro-Credentials Overview

Why? Support the children in your care by building literacy knowledge and skills.
Who? All birth-PreK teachers, program directors, and instructional coaches.

Earn CEUs and a stipend upon completion of this hybrid model of training.

The Flamingo Platform has moved! If you are currently enrolled in Component 1 of the micro-credential, please access through the new Flamingo Platform

  • NEW! Supportive Environments
    When: Wednesday, November 8th
    Time: 12:30PM PST/3:30 EST
    Place: Virtual Zoom Event

    Participants will be able to identify strategies that can be used to:

    -Plan structure transitions with learning opportunities within
    -Keep building positive relationships while going through routines and activities
    -Help children learn rules, expectations, and routines
    -Design environments and routines that promote engagement


  • NEW! Group Interventions in a Preschool Setting
    When: Tuesday, December 5th
    or Tuesday, December 12th 6 – 8PM online

    Time: 6 – 8PM
    Where: Online via Teams Online training through TEAMS. Link will be provided prior to training.

    In addressing the needs of a group of preschoolers, we often take interventions that work with individual children and then expand them to meet the needs of a targeted group of children. The group contingency is one of the most common ways that this is implemented; the group contingency is a modification of the individual contingency contract.

    We will be taking a deeper look at common group problems and then think about the different ways and approaches we can use to reduce group problem behavior.

    Training Developed by: Cheryl Reiser, MS, BCBA, LBA Owner of Strategies Inc.

    A $30 Stipend given to attendees (one time only)


  • NEW! Understanding Autism & Developmental Disabilities in the Classroom

    When: Saturday, December 9th
    Time: 9-11am
    Where: In-Person Training in Deland
    First Baptist Church DeLand
    725 N. Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, Fl 32720

    Let’s talk about Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities. Learn the characteristics and signs and quick strategies for working with each population. We will also discuss the differences between an educational exceptionality and a medical diagnosis. Effective communication between teachers and parents is paramount to a child’s development. Learn ways to exercise the utmost care and consideration when broaching sensitive subjects with parents. We will conclude with some great resources offered in our community.

    Speakers: Upward Trend Academy
    Amy Michaelis, Ed.S., BCBA, President/Co-Founder
    Lindsay Strausbaugh, M.Ed., BCBA, Vice President/Co-Founder

    One time $30 stipend for attending full training. Stipend is only given once.

    *Prizes will be given out for use in your classroom.




Employee Assistance Program: Resources available to any director or teacher working for an ELCFV contracted provider.

Conscious Discipline: An adult first, self-regulation practice that enhances an adult’s ability to respond rather than react to children’s upset and conflict situations. It teaches positive problem-solving and healthy self-regulation strategies to children. Conscious Discipline also directly aligns with CLASS dimensions to support high quality, highly effective interactions between teachers and children, as well as families and children. 

November 2023

  • Fundraising Meeting
  • ELCFV Offices Closed
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Thanksgiving (ELCFV Offices Closed)
  • Thanksgiving (ELCFV Offices Closed)
  • Thanksgiving (ELCFV Offices Closed)
  • 3Bs and 3Ts: Why Connections Matter
  • Mission & Vision Statement Brainstorm