The Professional Development Institute (PDI) is an extension of the Early Learning Coalition’s Professional Development Department, set to improve services, support, and education for young children. Programs enhance early childhood professionals’ knowledge, skills, and professional advancement through various classes, courses, and conferences oﬀered in face-to-face or web-based formats.
Child care providers provide children in their care with well-rounded and appropriate tools to help them develop
into successful learners. We understand many providers can’t afford to stop working to continue their education or certification. We support providers by offering programs and incentives to continue working while advancing their professional goals and education.
The training oﬀered through the Professional Development Institute at the Early Learning Coalition provides high-quality content and support to ensure the implementation of concepts into the classroom. All training with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards (2017), The Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS), Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Practitioners, and Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Directors.
The Early Learning Coalition’s Professional Development Department has recently received the CDA Gold Standard
from the Council of Professional Recognition. We have also been approved as an International Association for
Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider.
Dept. of Children (DOE) and Dept. of Children and Families
Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant/Toddler Program CLICK HERE
If interested contact, Mallory Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Development Associate (CDA) PreSchool Program CLICK HERE
If interested contact Liz McClendon at email@example.com
Child Development Associate (CDA) Director Program CLICK HERE
If interested contact Jaime Holevas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Trainings CLICK HERE
- Beyond Lesson Plans and Learning Centers: Play-based Learning – Cohort 2
- Beyond Lesson Plans and Learning Centers: Play-based Learning – Cohort 3
- Creative Curriculum – Cohort 2
- Creative Curriculum – Cohort 3
- Courageous Conversation Option 3 – Virtual
- Courageous Conversation Option 6 – Virtual
- Courageous Conversation Option 7 – Virtual
- Directors Cafe
- HighScope Curriculum
- Pre-K Director Community of Practice
- Pre-K Teacher CoP
- Social Thinking: How Do I Learn It?
Conferences CLICK HERE
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Come visit the Early Learning Coalition’s resource room. It is equipped with a laminator, book binder, Ellison Machine, and resource books. Providers can use their own materials or purchase them for a nominal fee. School Readiness providers can receive three (3) free yards of laminating per month. Please contact Sharon Dennany at email@example.com to schedule a time to use the resource room.
Infant, Toddler, or Preschool
The Early Learning Coalition provides support and guidance to providers in any classroom. We are here to help you improve your quality of care and education, overcome challenges, and/or meet state and local requirements.
For more information, contact Sharon Dennany at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Resources for Providers