Funding For The Early
The purpose of this funding is to systematically recruit, upskill, and retain quality early education professionals with opportunities to apply for stipends and trainings.
The Workforce Initiative is funded by COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Funding Assistance for Early Learning/Child Care Providers Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act Initiatives.
ARPA World-class Workforce:
Opening January 23, 2023
New Professional development opportunities with stipends available. The focus of ARPA World-class Workforce is to build a better early childhood education workforce and strengthen teacher child interactions from new hires to most experienced teachers and directors. If you need ARPA assistance, contact: email@example.com
IMPORTANT GUIDES AND TUTORIALS
Child Success Grant Webinar
ARPA World ClassHow to register for
a new account
ARPA World ClassHow to complete a Provider's Eligibility request application
ARPA World ClassComo crear una cuenta nueva
ARPA World ClassComo completar la aplicación de Elegibilidad del Proveedor
It’s time to celebrate your hard work and dedication to early learning. If you missed out on the Longevity Grant or work at a
non-contracted child care site and have been at your site for at
least 18 months, then this grant is just for you.
- 5+ YEARS = $1,000/PER PERSON
- 3 YEARS – 5 YEARS = $750/PER PERSON
- 18 MONTHS – 3 YEARS = $375/PER PERSON
Director’s Credential Stipend
Early Childhood professionals currently working at sites contracted by the Early Learning Coalition to deliver School Readiness or VPK (VPK only providers, only teachers listed as instructors on the VPK application will be eligible) in Hillsborough County may be eligible to receive a stipend for successful completion or renewal of their Director’s Credential.
Completion must be reflected in a current DCF transcript and completed between January 1, 2021, and May 31, 2023.
- New Director Credential (DCF Transcript)- $500
- Renewal Director Credential (DCF Transcript)- $300
45 Hours and CDA Stipends
Early Childhood professionals currently working at sites contracted by the ELCHC to deliver School Readiness or VPK in Hillsborough County may be eligible to receive a stipend for successful completion of their DCF 45 hour mandated trainings and/or their CDA. Completion must be reflected in a current DCF transcript and completed between January 1, 2021, and May 31, 2023. Early Childhood staff may apply for both stipends if applicable.
- DCF 45-hour Mandated Training (DCF Transcript)- $500
- CDA (DCF transcript) – $500
- CDA Renewal (DCF Transcript)- $300
Hillsborough County’s Infant & Toddler Initiative
The shortage of infant/toddler care prompted the ELCHC to create the Hillsborough Infant & Toddler Initiative Pilot after several months of development in May 2019. This Initiative, led by ELCHC’s Infant & Toddler Coordinator, Theon Salley, provides resources to strengthen the quality of infant and toddler care. Participating child care programs have access to coaching, training, technical assistance, and classroom materials. The focus of the Initiative is to serve additional children under the age of three while enhancing the quality of care within these programs. Ms. Salley is highly credentialed with specialization in birth through 3-years-old childhood development. She participates in continuous education and statewide training initiatives ensure she can provide current best practices and resources to participants.