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Professional Development

The Institute Dedicated to Your Professional Growth

The ELCHC Institute for Early Childhood Professionals (IECP) 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.

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Why Take a Professional Development Class from the Institute?

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County’s professional development institute trainings are developed to the highest standards possible, International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), ensuring that you have all that you need to be the best to help you as an early learning educator.

Why IACET Accreditation Matters

IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. In addition, IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

What are the benefits of an Institute for Early Childhood Professionals (IECP)?

For $25 annual membership dues you receive:

  • 25% discount on ELCHC Provided Trainings
  • Professional Network Qualification for CDA renewals
  • Digital content uploaded quarterly (templates and classroom activities)
  • Special giveaways and raffles
  • Discounts for the annual conference and special events
  • Conference Scholarships throughout the year
  • Notary Services

Upcoming Trainings

March 5
Child Development

Bringing It All Together: Reflections

For this final session, participants will have an opportunity to reflect and share together on what...
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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March 7
Child Development

School Preparedness

Presenter will share PBS digital resources for School Readiness, give ready to use ideas for...
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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March 9
Health, Safety, and Nutrition

CPR, First Aid & Fire Extinguisher Training

This training, in accordance with guidelines released by national, state, and local governments, is...
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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What’s New in ELCHC Professional Development

Invest in yourself by taking an IACET accredited course with many classes offering an achievement bonus. JANUARY THROUGH JUNE 2023 TRAININGS

Past Training Highlights

Business Leadership Training Cohorts 1 and 2

This series of powerful business and leadership development workshops focuses on the “business of your childcare business”. The operating environment that you face as an early learning childcare entrepreneur, operator, or educator is challenging and never more so than during the current economic disruption as result of COVID.

 

VPK | DCF Child Care Training

Time to start getting registered for our upcoming VPK Trainings with our VPK Regional Facilitator Kathy Moss. Listed below are the upcoming trainings for VPK. For access to the Florida Early Childhood Professional Development Registry click here.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Kathy Moss at kathy.moss@del.fldoe.org.

Past Training Highlights

Business Leadership Training Cohorts 1 and 2

This series of powerful business and leadership development workshops focuses on the “business of your childcare business”. The operating environment that you face as an early learning childcare entrepreneur, operator, or educator is challenging and never more so than during the current economic disruption as result of COVID.

Additional Resources

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