Early childhood educators have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of future generations.
Because 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age 5, the early educators play a significant role in the architecture of their brain. This important first steps will carry children for life.
Benefits to a Career in Early Education
- Experience the joy of a child’s firsts
- Get to help children learn in new ways
- You can tap into your inner child
- Makes you more creative
- Makes you a better caregiver
- You become more patient
- Every day brings something new
- You can help shape healthy habits
What does it take to work in child care?
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential: The CDA is the most commonly recognized certificate. In the field of Early Childhood, it frequently leads to advancement and employment security. The CDA Credential is recognized in the United States and is being accepted in a growing number of international countries.
Livescan Background Screening Update
Dear Educators, We regret to inform you that we will no longer be providing Livescan Background Screenings at the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. However, we have compiled a list of local vendors to assist you with your screening needs.
Please feel free to contact any of these vendors to schedule appointments. Thank you for your understanding and continued commitment to the safety of our community’s children.
All registrations for IECP learning events and workshops are completed online. Registrations are received on a first-come, first-served basis and seating Is limited. An account to our online platform is required for all learning event registrations regardless of cost or type of payment used.
Payment, if required, can be made online at the time of registration. Cash or money order can be accepted on location 48 hours prior to the start of a learning event.
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY
Registrants have up to 48 hours before a scheduled learning event to cancel. A refund will be made to the online account on file. Cash or money order payments will be issued a credit through the online platform If an event is cancelled 48 hours before, or if we cancel an event due to low enrollment or unexpected circumstances.
LEARNING EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
The event sponsor reserves the right to cancel a learning event due to low registration. If a session is cancelled, those registered will be contacted by email and notified of the cancellation. A credit will be applied to the cnline account on file.
You are encouraged to log on virtually or arrive in person 5-10 minutes prior to the start time of your learning event. Participants arriving more than 15 minutes late WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE SESSION. Partial in-service credit may be offered, if applicable. Make up sessions WILL NOT BE OFFERED for any learning event. ANTI-
The IECP shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or age in any aspect of learning event, training workshop or professional development. The ELCHC also reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities, handicaps and/or religious beliefs.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Any person with a disability/handicap requiring reasonable accommodations should call 813.515.2340 no later than seven business days prior to the scheduled learning event.
LEARNER SECURITY POLICY
The ELCHC strives to protect the privacy of learners that attend our learning events. Because each learner must register through our online learning platform, each record Is restricted from public access. Learners can obtain a copy of their certifications as well as their own demographic/contact Information provided. For online support, learners may call 813.515.2340 for assistance accessing their records. Learners are required to verify their Identification at all learning events by showing a state or government issued ID with photograph.
PROPRIETARY INTEREST POLICY
Individuals who participate in ELCHCs learning events have the right to know about the proprietary interest a trainer/ Instructor may have in a product or service prior to attending. All trainers/instructors are required to disclose proprietary Interest In any produce Instrument device, service and/ or materials discussed at an event training, program, or workshop, as well as the source of any compensation related to the presentation.
CEU AWARD POLICY
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be awarded for all learning events three hours or longer in duration. Learning events less than three hours will be awarded in-service hours upon completion. CEUs will be awarded upon successful completion of the learning event. To successfully complete the learning event, learners must arrive on time, attend all required sessions, be an active participant and complete all related assignments or surveys as defined by the trainer/instructor. Online training must have an engagement score of 75% or more. For all online training – CAMERAS MUST BE ON – NO EXCEPTIONS. Participants names for online training must match the name provided at registration. Any required assignments or surveys will be outlined in the Training Description on our online platform. Learners are encouraged to contact trainers/ instructors with any questions and/or clarification needed regarding the successful completion of assignments or surveys. In-service hours will be awarded in place of CEUs if the learner does not meet the requirements of successful completion as defined by the instructor/trainer.
* Trainings may be recorded for educational purposes.
To earn an achievement bonus, you must be teaching in Hillsborough County and meet all the requirements of the course, including pre/post assessments, homework assignments, reflection, and LMS instructor evaluation (if applicable). Each individual is limited to four training achievement bonuses per training cycle, and bonuses will not be given for previously completed coursework. Additionally, a W9 form must be submitted, and the address on the form must match the address on your LMS account. If you have any questions, please contact Abbey Landa at email@example.com.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon the successful completion of a learning event/ training participants will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be retrieved from their individual online account
All learning events/training sessions are designed for adult audiences. We ask that all registrants make the necessary childcare arrangements. Childcare is not available.