RESOURCES, Documents & Forms

for Child Care Providers

 

Provider Meetings

Provider Trainings

 

 

 


School Readiness (SR) Documents:

 

Contracts: Fiscal Year 2019-2020

 

 

 


Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Documents:

 

Contracts: Fiscal Year 2019-2020

For more information on completing VPK Forms/Contracts, please see the Office of Early Learning’s webpage.

 

VPK Learning Circles Information


Developmental Screening Documents & Forms:

 

 

 


Quality Supports and Monitoring:

Technical Assistance Request Form

 

Monitoring Documentation:

 

Onsite Monitoring Tools:

 

Post Audit Attendance Monitoring (PAAM) Documentation:

 

 

 


Provider Services:

 

 

 


Accreditation:

Gold Seal Quality Care Program:

In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care program to acknowledge child care facilities and family day care homes that are accredited by nationally recognized agencies and whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children. In addition, the Legislature established provisions for Gold Seal providers participating in the subsidized child care program, also known as school readiness and early learning, to receive a higher reimbursement per child, than providers not receiving a Gold Seal designation.

In 1999, the Legislature revised the program to provide tax incentives through the Department of Revenue or county tax appraiser for participating in the Gold Seal Quality Care Program. Since then, the Legislature has revised the maximum amount of the reimbursement. Currently, the rate differential cannot exceed 20% above the reimbursement rate established by the local early learning coalition.

For more information on Gold Seal, please visit the Department of Children and Families website here

 

 

 


Professional Development:

T.E.A.C.H. (throughout Florida):

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program began in 1990 in North Carolina as a small pilot program providing a single comprehensive scholarship model to 21 early childhood teachers. The project offers a strategy for systematically improving the education, compensation and retention of the early childhood work force. The model is based on a partnership principle that involves the sharing of expenses by the teacher, director or family child care provider receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care facility and T.E.A.C.H. The Children's Forum, Inc. is licensed and authorized to administer T.E.A.C.H.

 
The T.E.A.C.H. program works with 48 colleges, universities and vocational technical schools throughout the state as well as 14 community-based training institutions. Under management of the Forum, the Florida T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program serves as an umbrella for a variety of educational scholarship opportunities for people working in early care and education programs including family child care homes. Since 1998, more than 37,000 scholarships have been awarded. The turnover rate for these T.E.A.C.H. program participants is less than 6% - a testament to the success of this program.
 
To learn more about the T.E.A.C.H. program or to apply, please visit www.teach-fl.com or call 1-877-FL-TEACH (1-877-358-3224).
 
 

 

SEEK (throughout Palm Beach County):

Seeking Excellence and Education through Knowledge, commonly referred to as SEEK, is a scholarship program dedicated to improving the quality of Palm Beach County early childhood education environments through staff development. SEEK Scholarship is funded by the Children's Services Council and administered by Palm Beach State College through the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education (IEECE).

Funds are available to help pay costs associated with credit coursework, non-credit coursework, books, approved trainings, testing fees, and foreign degree translation/evaluation. Detailed information about the various types of scholarships, the eligibility requirements for each, and the policies related to each can be found in the SEEK Handbook.

 

For more information, call Palm Beach State College at 561-868-3828 or visit their website HERE.

 

 

 

 

ONLINE CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CENTER:

Our training courses are designed to help early childhood professionals complete annual training requirements and acquire required training hours for those seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, CDA credential renewal or in-service training. Our courses provide a variety of engaging topics designed specifically for the early childhood professional. Courses are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Visit http://www.smarthorizons.org/naccrra/mfnb/ for more information.

 

 

 


Community Resources for Child Care Providers:

Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan

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Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
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Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at christie.young@elcpalmbeach.org within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.