Professional Development

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

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Click the drop-downs below to see what opportunities are available.

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

  • February/March Training Calendar
    In-person Jan/Feb/March Training Calendar

  • 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.


There are NEW VPK Professional Development Requirements!

    • Did you know?
      There is also an updated Standards training that is part of the VPK course requirements as well! 
      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
  • There is a new additional 5 hour fully online $10 course for Building Strong Foundations in Emergent Literacy which is found under online course enroll. No virtual reflection required (this is the same content as the “Virtual Instructor Led” BSEFEL course without the 3 components).

  • Virtual Reflections training calendar:

Florida’s Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) using Star Early Literacy-OEL (floridaearlylearning.com)   Check often for updates.

  • The Renaissance-U Enrollment Guidance document provides step-by-step instructions for new and existing participants. Please read and follow the directions carefully to access the Renaissance-U training courses and webinar recordings.
  • Completing the self-paced training through Renaissance-U will meet the required training component. (You will need to have your DCF Student ID. Your home coalition is: Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia)
    • Users needing Renaissance System support should contact the Renaissance Place Help Desk and Technical Assistance Team at 1-800-338-4204 or by email at FAST_Star@renaissance.com  
    • Important Note for existing users: You will need to email fast_star@renaissance.com with a subject of “Update Renaissance-U Profile”, which must include your first and last name, email address, DCF Student ID, and early learning coalition location. This is so that your profile can be updated with the Employee Number field being updated to your DCF Student ID and the Location field to be updated to your early learning coalition (that your VPK Program is contracted with).
  • CGC Training- check back for training dates
  • Intro to CLASS- check back for training dates
  • Teachstone CDA – earn or renew your CDA with CLASS®
  • Email quality@elcfv.org for more options

The Flamingo Platform is moving!

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

For all others, emails on how to access your account will be sent out soon! All certificates and Learner Records will be found within the new platform.

UF Lastinger Center Flamingo Early Learning Overview

New Emergent Literacy Micro-Credential: Now enrolling for summer!

Why? Support the children in your care by building literacy knowledge and skills.

Who? All birth-PreK teachers, program directors, and instructional coaches.

Learn more!

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

A research-based digital app partner to give teachers tools to support children, as well as a component of self-care for teachers.

Quick, easy, and helpful to use!

ELCFV is providing:
-12-month subscription to the Noni app
-Noni materials from Teaching Strategies
-Teacher will take a 3-hour online self-paced Trauma Informed Practices course (0.3 CEUs)
-Teacher will also take a 1.5 hour online self-paced “Getting to Know Noni” course

New benefit when joining!
Access to Teaching Strategies Professional Development Membership ($285 value!) For a total benefit of $765!

Learn more and REGISTER today!

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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. 

2nd Annual Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh My! 10:00 am
2nd Annual Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh My!
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Come by the Riverwalk Park in Port Orange on Feb 25th, 2023 for the Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh my! This annual event will feature Mermaids from Paradise Mermaids, Pirates, Seafood Food Trucks and amazing vendors, crafters, artisans, Dj by Pozzyvibes, and more. Fun family event that is free to attend. Come dressed up as your favorite pirate or mermaid and join the fun.