Professional Development - The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (2024)

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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.

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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).

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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

May 1

Child Development

FSU 10 Components of Quality Care for Infants/Toddler #10- Comprehensive Support Services

This training will look at linking together the needs of children and families with services in the...

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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May 14

Family Involvement

Emergency Preparedness

Participants will receive training on how to help families and children cope with and prepare for...

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.

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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.

Teacher’s Night Out: An Out of This World Experience

ELCHC Development Committee Meeting

Day of Play Summer Bash

Governance Committee Meeting

Board of Directors Budget Workshop

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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.

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6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 515-2340

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat-Sun: Closed.

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) services provided by the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County are available to all families residing within Hillsborough County. We are committed to ensuring that every family has access to resources, information, and support to find high-quality child care options that meet their specific needs.

Funding Generously Provided by the Following Funders:

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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.

Join us on a journey to discover the magic and impact of quality education and early learning experiences. Every child deserves a chance to learn and grow!

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REGISTRATION

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

Payment, if required, can be made online at the time of registration.

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.

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 online account on file.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

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 – DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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.

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 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.

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 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.
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ACHIEVEMENT BONUS

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 alanda@elchc.org.

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 LMS account.

CHILD CARE

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.

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