Professional Development and Training Resources
School Readiness Professional Development Initiative
Professional development incorporates core knowledge, qualifications and credentials, quality assurance, and access and outreach.
OEL’s network of lead trainers, representing each of the 30 early learning coalitions, delivers professional development statewide. OEL chooses lead trainers for their education, experience in early education and training, and recognition as an outcomes-driven training facilitator.
Currently, lead trainers may schedule these training modules—Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards, Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Practitioners, Florida Core Competencies for After School Practitioners, Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Directors, Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Technical Assistance Specialists, Outcomes-Driven Training and the Pyramid Model for Positive Behavioral Support.
For more information about the professional development initiative, contact Antrica Morgan at Antrica.Morgan@oel.myflorida.com or 850-717-8550.
Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Scholarship Program
T.E.A.C.H. is an early childhood scholarship program that strengthens the child care workforce by providing direct support to early childhood caregivers and center directors so they can work toward earning degrees or credentials. Scholarships can apply toward a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalency, an A.S. degree in Child Development and Education, a director’s credential, and, now, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education.
T.E.A.C.H. links compensation and training and involves sharing expenses among the caregiver receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care center or family child care home, and the T.E.A.C.H. program. The Office of Early Learning provides funding for the program and the Children’s Forum is the authorized agent for T.E.A.C.H. in Florida. For more information about T.E.A.C.H., call 1-877-FL TEACH (358-3224) toll-free or go online to www.teach-fl.org.
VPK Professional Development and Resources
You will find other helpful information in the guidance and technical assistance area of Coalition Documents.