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

  • 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.

New!!   Registration deadline now extended until all seats are filled! Enroll today:
NEW PROCESS! You will need to pre-enroll for courses via the Pre-Enrollment Form.


There are NEW VPK Professional Development Requirements!

  • Did you know?
    An updated Standards training is part of the VPK course requirements as wel

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

  • 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

New! Flamingo Learning Support 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.

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


  • Behavior Bootcamp Part 1

    Learn how to identify problem behaviors, figure out why they are occurring, and how to decrease them in your classroom. Q&A Session included!

    Saturday, July 8th, 2023
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Virtual Training on Zoom

    $50 stipend awarded for training with camera on, active participation, and presenter survey completion. 

    *Teachers that completed this in person trainings at Upward Trend Academy at the NSB location or the ELCFV Daytona location are not eligible for an additional stipend.

    Seats are limited – Register today!

  • Noni

    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.

    Receive unlimited, 24/7 access to a large catalog of flexible, modular, asynchronous courses in English and Spanish with over 400 hours of research-based content and the ability to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and state training hours. Learn even more benefits to the membership.

    Learn more and REGISTER today!

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. 

Riverfront Esplanade KidsFest Summer Kickoff Party 10:00 am
Riverfront Esplanade KidsFest Summer Kickoff Party
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The party starts at 355 N Beach St and includes Manatee Island. That’s right! An island full of activities for families to enjoy as we start summer with a party!! Partnering with The Locals Mix and Monarch Events to offer the community a NEW event full of FUN and lots of tunes to get you dancing into summertime. Save the date because this is one party you won’t want to miss!
Juneteenth Community Festival 10:00 am
Juneteenth Community Festival
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
This free, all-day community event includes live musical entertainment, over 100 food vendors, merchandise, and sponsor interactive activity booths, dancing, children’s games, educational activities, and an annual Pound Cake Contest. Be sure to visit ELCFV and our program Help Me Grow in the Kids Zone! Proceeds from this event will help support college scholarships for area youth.
Board Meeting 8:30 am
Board Meeting
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am