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

  • July/August/September Training Calendar
    – TA Assistance for Scheduling Exams

  • October/November/December 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 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.

    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

  • Teachstone is offering recordings for the “Back to School with Meaningful Interactions” webinar for a limited time, until November 18th

    Learn about the power of interactions, the CLASS tool, and tips you can start implementing today! Register today to gain free access! 

  • Fall registration dates: August 17th – September 5th
    Fall term: 9/12 – 11/15/2022

  • UF Lastinger Center Flamingo Early Learning Overview (English) (Española)

  • FEL Direct-Enrollment Flyer (English) (Española)

  • New Opportunity: Fall B (October 10 – December 13)

    The following courses will be offered during Fall B:
    Preschool Language Development
    Desarrollo del Lenguaje en Niños Preescolares
    The Building Blocks of Preschool Literacy

    • UF Lastinger will also host 3 virtual literacy workshops alongside each course
    • Educators are eligible for a mastery stipend of EITHER:
      • $250 for mastery of the course AND attending all 3 virtual literacy workshops, or
      • $125 for mastery of the course
    • Still receive credit for the VPK Emergent Literacy requirement upon mastery of the course
    • Registration info coming soon!

Preventing and Addressing Behaviors in a Preschool Setting

Learn some effective strategies and positive behavior supports to address challenging behaviors in your classroom.

Date: Wednesday, September 28th Hurricane Cancellation
NEW DATE: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 6-8PM
Virtual via Zoom
Presenter: Cheryl Reiser, MS, BCBA, LBA
$30 stipend awarded to active attendees
{Active participation with video on is required}
Learn how to identify problem behaviors, figure out why they are occurring, and how to decrease them in your classroom in an interactive, hands-on learning session.
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 8:30AM – 12PM
Location: Upward Trend Academy – 311 North Orange Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Registration is limited to 30 teachers (additional training times: 11/12; 12/3 – all times 8:30AM – 12:30PM)

$60 stipend for attending a session

“Instill SEL Curriculum Training Package”

Date: October 25th
Time: 6 – 8:30 PM
Hosted virtually

Developmentally-appropriate for teachers in 2 – 5-year-old classrooms. Receive training on how to implement the curriculum package you’ll receive.

Valued at over $750, this package contains materials with easy-to-implement activities to support learning about self-awareness, responsible decision-making, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills, with family engagement opportunities.

Limited seats available, so 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. 

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Health Fair 9:00 am
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FREE Volusia County Baby 2 Pre-K Expo 10:00 am
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