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.
- Implementing the Social Studies Domain in Early Childhood Classrooms
- Implementing the Scientific Inquiry Domain in Early Childhood Classrooms
- Implementing the Approaches to Learning Domain in Early Childhood Classrooms
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 Buddie Sessions
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.