Dedicated to Your Professional Growth

The Institute

The ELCHC Institute for Early Childhood Professionals offers early care and education professionals – like you – a variety of opportunities to enhance the impact you’re making in the lives of our community’s children.

We’re dedicated to your professional growth and provide an array of resources and services focused on helping you enrich your skills, chart a successful career path and ultimately improve the quality of care delivered in early childhood programs.

The Institute Training Website

Effective January 17, 2017 

The Institute for Early Childhood Professionals (IECP) has a new location:

6800 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 134
Tampa, FL 33614
PH (813) 280-0800

For your convenience, all Provider Services and Professional Development staff are co-located in this new space! All staff telephone numbers and emails will remain the same.  Click HERE for a full list of ELCHC Team members.

The Institute for Early Childhood Professionals
The Institute

The Institute offers area early childhood professionals a full range of professional development services such as career advising, special trainings and seminars, a well-rounded lending library, Live Scan services, laminators, die cut machines, dynamic prop boxes, and more!

We’re now using a new online Learning Management System (LMS) to manage everything from training registration and payment to access to professional development resources. The LMS is a web-based application that handles all aspects of the learning process. What this means for you is easy, online registration and payment for all IECP trainings and workshops. You’ll also be able to access online courses and communities of practice, as well as early care and education resources via the LMS. If you have questions, call the IECP at (813) 280-0800 for assistance!

Training Bulletin

The Institute is THE place for early childhood trainings! At this time, providers can locate training information on the new Learning Management System (LMS) or download a full printed catalog of trainings, called The Bulletin.

Location & Hours of Operation

The Institute is located at: 8413 Laurel Fair Circle, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610
Telephone: (813) 280-0800 FAX: (813) 626-7557

Hours of Operation
(as of Jan. 17, 2017)

Sundays Closed
Mondays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesdays 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (3rd Fri. of ea. month 8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Saturdays (3rd Sat. of ea. month only) 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


General Information about The Institute

Membership Information

Access to The Institute is open to all providers at cost of $25 annually. Members have access to resources, information, continuing education, publications, and research.

Members also have opportunities to network with other early childhood professionals at special members-only events and IECP sponsored conferences. Click to purchase your membership today!


Providers may access all training information through The Institute’s Learning Management System (LMS).

This web-based system allows providers to browse trainings and workshops, make payment, and manage their professional development experience at The Institute. Providers may also browse and download The Institute’s bi-annual training catalog called The Bulletin.