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Professional Development & Training

Professional Development and Training

Professional Development and Teacher Resources available from the Florida Department of Education/Office of Early Learning
The Florida Department of Education/Office of Early Learning, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), offers a variety of both online and instructor-led training opportunities. For a comprehensive listing of current instructor-led and online training opportunities for directors, teachers, assistants and parents, click on the links below.

To register for any of these training opportunities, please visit DCF's website.

New Online Training Opportunities 

NEW Virtual Social Studies Learning Circle Opportunities 

The Office of Early Learning is now offering virtual Social Studies Learning Circles that are specific to the Florida Early Learning Standards Four Years Old to Kindergarten, Social Studies Domain. The components listed below will be offered in individual Learning Circles and facilitated by the VPK Regional Facilitators.  Additional information is provided here: 

Participants will select and register via the Social Studies Learning Circles Calendar posted below.

  1. Culture
  2. Individual Development and Identity
  3. Individuals and Groups
  4. Spaces, Places and Environments
  5. Time, Continuity and Changes
  6. Governance, Civic Ideas and Practices
  7. Economics and Resources
  8. Technology in Our World

Social Studies Learning Circle Flyer 

Registration Information

Monthly Registration Information and Dates

Virtual Study Buddies Sessions

The Virtual Study Buddies sessions are recommended for participants who have completed the specified online course, but have not yet completed the end of course assessment. Each session will provide a high-level review of the online course content, while allowing time for the Regional Facilitators to answer participant questions about the course and clarify any uncertainties. 

Monthly Registration Information and Dates 

More Information About the Virtual Study Buddies Sessions

Teacher Resources

The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards Website offers multiple resources for teachers and families. 

The Bright Beginnings Website includes resources for teachers and parents to use to guide children's success in emergent reading and mathematical skills while attending VPK. The website also includes the online reporting system for the VPK Assessment.

Activity Plans, based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards: 4 Years Old to Kindergarten  (2017), are designed to help develop the skills that 4-year-old children should know and be able to do by the end of their prekindergarten year. There are targeted standards for 4-year-old children included in each lesson plan.