Professional Development

ELCFV has gone virtual!

We’ve canceled face-to-face trainings to help keep you healthy. Don’t worry, you can still get the training you need. Scroll down this page to see what opportunities are available.

Early Learning Florida (ELFL)
ELFL offers free, flexible online courses for early educators! Registration for the fall term begins August 12 and ends September 2. Classes begin online on September 8. Watch this space for more information including a direct enrollment flyer the week of Monday, August 10. Plan now to participate in this wonderful opportunity to improve your practice as an early learning educator. Upon successful completion you will earn 2.0 CEUs AND $125.00!

Daytona State College Early Childhood Professional Certificate Program (ECPC)

This program provides the student an opportunity to earn their Staff Credential/CDA via the Early Childhood Professional Certificate in just 9 months.

Here’s how:
– Student attends class one night a week at either the Daytona Beach or Palm Coast campus during the Fall (August – December) and Spring (January – May) semesters, completing in May. That’s just 9 months!

– Successful completion of this program will enable the student to earn their ECPC – Early Childhood Professional Certificate, which enables them to serve as a lead VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten teacher) and even work to earn their Director’s Credential.

– Programs for earning a Director Credential or Associate Degree are also available.

– Student will need to seek funding through the Daytona State College financial aid office or through the TEACH program.

For more information please contact Cathy Twyman at 386-506-3113 or Catherine.Twyman@daytonastate.edu

NEW! Study Buddies for VPK
VPK Regional Facilitators will be offering Virtual Study Buddies sessions to help participants complete the end-of-course assignments that are a part of many VPK trainings. Virtual Study Buddies sessions will be available to providers beginning June 1st. Find a Study Buddies session or  request registration links. You MUST register for and take the course BEFORE attending a Study Buddies session.
Infant Mental Health Online Training 10:00 am
Infant Mental Health Online Training
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Infant Mental Health Online Training Combining practices from attachment theory, play theory, and behavioral theory this approach is used for caregivers and children up to five years old. Presented by Julie Taylor, LMFT When: Wednesday, ... Read more Infant Mental Health Online Training
Board Meeting 8:30 am
Board Meeting
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Communicating Through the Mask Online Training 10:00 am
Communicating Through the Mask Online Training
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Communicating Through the Mask Online Training How to Use Nonverbal Communication to Connect During COVID Presented by Julie Taylor, LMFT When: Thursday, August 27th Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Where: The training will take place over ... Read more Communicating Through the Mask Online Training