Engage. Inspire. Elevate.

The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is committed to high-quality early care and education for the children in our community. We work with child care providers to ensure all families have access to exceptional early learning opportunities throughout Pinellas County. We want all children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed - in school as well as in life.

Family Services

A young child’s earliest experiences–at home, at school and in the community–set the stage for lifelong success. Through our School Readiness (SR), Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), and Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) programs, we work to ensure that Pinellas County families are supported and their children have access to the resources needed to be ready to enter kindergarten and thrive.

Provider Services

Child care providers work with young children every day to provide early learning opportunities. Our staff elevates and supports early care educators with resources, services, programs offered the Professional Development Institute, and contract support.

Professional Development Institute

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Provider Programs

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Screening & Intervention Services

The Screening & Intervention department receives and interprets screening regularly and has the ability to work one-on-one with children to increase their skills to prepare them for kindergarten. In addition, parents and providers are given pertinent information concerning developmental milestones, behavior management and other topics of interest.

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ELC In The Community

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Using Sign Language in the ECE Environment
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class will aim to introduce basic sign language that can be used with children in the early childcare environment.  We will discuss the benefits of using sign language to enhance a child’s communication skills. This will be an interactive class between the trainer and the participants in order to practice

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Planning to Observe
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will have the opportunity to plan for developmentally appropriate observations. By looking closely at observations they will be able to recognize the importance of recording, documenting and assessing young children’s growth and development. 

 

 

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Full STEAM Ahead!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will provide practical examples and ideas to transform your classroom into a STEAM room!

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Guidance and Play for Infants and Toddlers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will explore different types of play infants and toddlers experience. We will also dig deep into the different temperament types and how to support them in the classroom.

 

 

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Exploring Science with Little Fingers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will learn the importance of developing science activities that provide meaningful science experiences.

 

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Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will explore different ways to recycle, reuse and repurpose some of those common household items.  They will make crafts by reusing or recycling items that may have been sent to the recycle center, garbage dump or landfill. They will utilize a variety of techniques to transform these materials into useful

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Building Bridges – Family Engagement
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will challenge the participants to understand the difference between family engagement and family involvement.  We will discuss the challenges and barriers we face with our families.  We will work together as a group to identify possible strategies to create options to build connections between home and

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Babies N’ Books – Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training will provide information on the importance of reading to very young children. Through discussion and small group activities, we will explore different ways to promote early reading experiences with infants and toddlers.

 

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Food For Thought-Providing Language-Rich Mealtime
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will provide participants CLASS connections through Developmentally Appropriate mealtime conversations and activities.

 

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Contact Us

ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Main Line: 727-548-1439

Toll Free: 855-224-3527

Main Office: 2536 Countryside Blvd., Suite 500 | Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 5:00pm; kiosks open until 4:30pm

CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL (CCR&R)

727-400-4411

SCREENING AND INTERVENTION 

727-400-4454
For ASQ Questions/Concerns: 727-400-4452

ELIGIBILITY FAX

727-400-4486 or 727-400-4487

PROVIDER SERVICES: 

SR Provider Contracts: 727-400-4417

VPK Provider Contracts: 727-400-4417

Provider Contracts Fax: 727-400-4472

Certificate Voucher Fax: 727-545-7538

CCR&R Provider Updates: 727-400-4419

Provider Portal Helpdesk: 727-400-4474

Provider Services Department: 727-400-4461

Provider Services Fax: 727-400-4472

Professional Development: 727-400-4431

Inclusion Warm Line: 727-545-7536

Complaint Line: 727-400-4495

Report Suspected Fraud: 727-400-4458 or report suspected fraud online.
**Please note that all calls 
may be monitored or recorded.**

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2536 Countryside Blvd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33763

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm

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