Support For Providers

Our providers work hard to ensure that the children in their care receive quality learning and socialization experiences. We support our providers through professional development initiatives as well as a variety of community programs.

School Readiness and VPK
Provider Access

The Office of Early Learning’s Provider Portal allows providers to manage VPK and School Readiness contracts, update profiles, and enter attendance. Click the link below to access your account, or to register.

Provider Forms

All forms and resources provided by ELC to our providers are available for download and printing below:

Professional Development Institute

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) equips early educators with knowledge, support, and resources to implement best practices to improve child outcomes. Programming includes individualized coaching, specialized training, formal education scholarships, conferences, and Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$.

Community Jobs
The Coalition regularly receives and posts open positions with our child care providers. Ensuring that our community’s children receive quality care and education begins with ensuring they have the teachers and caregivers they need.

Provide Trainings & Conferences

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Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting Via Zoom Conference 

Due to Covid-19 the Board of Directors meeting will be held via Zoom.

To join, please use the information below.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/905094360?pwd=LzFyTzluMWlUYnNCblZUYkYvMndZQT09

Meeting ID: 905 094 360
Password: 572891

One Tap Mobile:
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Scholarships and Accreditations

ELC offers scholarships for continuing education and annual bonuses for providers that maintain uninterrupted employment with their sponsoring center or family childcare home, as funding allows.

Provider  Programs

Additional supports for our beloved early educators include various opportunities and activities to learn best practices, engage with the community, and receive tools and coaching.

How to Become a School Readiness
or VPK Provider

How-to’s and contact information coming soon!

Provider Services Team

Angela Tufts
Provider Services Manager
Jaime Holevas
Professional Development Supervisor
Tina Fetzer
Provider Contracts and Compliance Supervisor
Camille Eckrem
Quality Programs Supervisor
Carol Terrazas
Quality Programs Coordinator
Sima Saffary
Quality Specialist Assessor
Suzanne Silkie
Quality Specialist Assessor
Shrieka Hollis
Quality Specialist Assessor
Linda Townsend
Quality Specialist Assessor
Denise Wiggins
Quality Specialist Assessor
Jamie Acevedo
Literacy Specialist
Linda Johnson
Literacy Specialist

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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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