For Educators

Education Initiatives

The Education team provides coaching and technical assistance to directors and teachers with a focus on CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), VPK, developmentally appropriate practice, and child assessment (Teaching Strategies GOLD). 

For more information on CLASS and the Quality Performance System (QPS), please contact Ayme Hamoui at ahamoui@elcbroward.org.

For more information on VPK and child assessments please contact Tiffanie Bernard at tbernard@elcbroward.org

For more information on early childhood trainings, please email elcbtraining@elcbroward.org

Professional Development Opportunities

Flamingo Early Learning 
Developed in partnership with the Florida Division of Early Learning and the University of Florida Lastinger Center, Flamingo Early Learning is a statewide professional learning system which connects educators to research-based online instructor led courses. 

For more information, please contact Ayme Hamoui at ahamoui@elcbroward.org.

Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida
INCENTIVE$ provides education-based financial support to early childhood educators working with children between the ages of birth to five. The Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida program is funded by ELC Broward and administered by the Children’s Forum

For more information please visit the Early Childhood Education INCENTIVE$ Florida website. Click here to apply online.

Stay Up to Date on SRPA and CLASS Happenings…

During the 2018 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed a bill (HB 1091) to increase quality and accountability in the School Readiness Program. Through our work with the Division of Early Learning we implement HB 1091 commonly referred to as School Readiness Program Assessment (SRPA).

What is SRPA?

SRPA stipulates that SR providers are required to have a program assessment using the identified tool, CLASS®, Classroom Assessment Scoring System. This assessment primarily measures the quality of the classroom interactions between the teachers and the children.

Current requirements:

SR contracted providers who: 

  • Have more than 20% SR children 
  • Have received a CLASS 1 violation
  • Have Opted – In for the Differential
  • Update Roster Monthly

For instructions on how to update your school’s information, please refer to our Quality Performance System Step-by-Step Tutorial.

Please remember to check out our training calendar to learn more about CLASS. 

Monthly Roster submissions are due to the coalition on or before the third (3rd) business day of each month in the Quality Performance System (QPS), https://qps.floridaearlylearning.com/

For questions, please email class@elcbroward.org