The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program provides scholarships for early care educators and center directors to work toward earning an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree as well as credentials in early childhood education. For more information, use the links below or call 877-FL-TEACH.
University of Florida is offering a new doctoral leadership training opportunity for prospective students who are seeking a Ph.D. in Special Education with a focus in Early Childhood Studies, Implementation Science, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. For more information, click here.
A Professional Development Registry has been developed by the Office of Early Learning and Department of Children and Families. This Registry will be part of the DCF Training Information Center.
OEL has designed The Florida Early Care and Education Career Pathway to provide options for the early care and education workforce to participate in the Florida Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Practitioners.
This document can be found at www.floridaearlylearning.com.
The Career Pathway, which has clearly identified achievement points, moves practitioners along a coordinated sequential route that leads to certificates in different roles and at different places in their professional development.
The Career Pathway provides practitioners with a progression of knowledge and skills in their career pathway movement.
To print the Professional Registry Summary go to the first option on the menu (My Student Information and Transcript) and select the FL Pathway tab. On the Summary tab, then print a summary of what progress has been met. This summary displays participation in the Registry to show work being done toward the next professional development tier.
To learn more about the registry, click here
Early Educator Central
Resources and tools designed to help early childhood educators earn credentials and degrees can be found on Early Educator Central, a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, and Office of Head Start. Here are some of the tools offered to advance your early education career.