Board of Directors

Annette Eberhart

Annette Eberhart

Owner and Director
Kidd’s R Us Family Childcare
Board Member

Annette Eberhart, a seasoned professional with 17 years of experience in early childcare education, is the dedicated Owner and Director of Kidd’s R Us Family Childcare LLC. Beyond her role as a childcare provider, Annette is a passionate advocate for children in her community.

Under her leadership, Kidd’s R Us has achieved national accreditation status for the past 14 years, offering comprehensive childcare services to a diverse group of up to ten children daily, with the added convenience of 24-hour childcare availability.

Annette is deeply involved in the advancement of early childcare education, serving as a facilitator and trainer for the National Association for Family Childcare (NAFCC). In this capacity, she conducts NAFCC Obser Training and Quality Ambassador training sessions, emphasizing the importance of high-quality childcare practices and guiding educators towards accreditation. Annette also holds key roles within the NAFCC Accreditation Council, including Chair and Policy Committee Chair, where she helps develop and approve policies governing the accreditation system.

Moreover, Annette is an Accreditation Observer for NAFCC, using their quality standards to assess childcare programs. She further contributes to the field as the Professional Development Coordinator for the Florida Family Childcare Home Association, overseeing the planning and coordination of professional development events statewide.

In addition to her statewide involvement, Annette serves as Vice President of the Hillsborough County Childcare Home Association (HCCPA), providing steadfast support to the president and actively engaging in association duties.

Recognized for her expertise, Annette has been appointed to the Florida Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers (FICCIT), where she contributes to the review of the Early Steps Annual Report, ensuring the provision of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Annette’s commitment to professional growth is evident through her academic pursuits. She graduated with honors from Florida Gateway College in 2022 with an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education-Leadership at Rasmussen University.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Annette is a published author of three books, including “Creative Hands,” a children’s book promoting diversity and creativity, and “Best Practices,” a series inspiring child to explore their social and interpersonal potential. Annette’s profound impact on the childcare industry and her dedication to nurturing young minds make her a highly respected figure nationally.



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.


Registrants have up to 48 hours before a scheduled learning event to cancel. A refund will be made to the online account on file.


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 online 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. 


The IECP and ELCHC 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 a learning event, training workshop or professional development. The ELCHC also reasonably accommodates individuals with disabilities, handicaps and/or religious beliefs.


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.


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.


Individuals who participate in ELCHC’s 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.


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 and/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. Participant’s 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


Upon the successful completion of a learning event/training participants will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be retrieved from their individual online LMS account.


All learning events/training sessions are designed for adult audiences. We ask that all registrants make the necessary childcare arrangements to meet the minimum requirements for participation in the learning event. Childcare is not available.