Stipends & Broward Bonuses Initiative

Stipends/Bonuses are brought to you by ARPA – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The ELC of Broward is investing in Broward's Early Childhood Educators & Directors through training bonuses. 

Click for our training calendar for new & upcoming trainings.

To apply for a stipend opportunity, click here - ELC Stipend Payment System

First Aid and CPR trainings are not eligible for a bonus/stipend.

Current Available Bonuses:

CLASS Through The Administrator Lens

    • Current Directors and Owners that did NOT attend Upskill Observer Training during World CLASS Workforce
    • Registration by Invite Only
    • Do Not Sign Up unless you have received an email from the ELC of Broward
    • Stipend Amount - $1500

Infant Toddler CLASS Bonus

    • Previous World CLASS Workforce participants only
    • Coursework is a combination of previous training and new training.
    • Registration by Invite Only
    • Do Not Sign Up unless you have received an email from the ELC of Broward
    • Stipend Amount - $600

MMCI Segment 1 or 2

    • Previous World CLASS Workforce participants only
    • There are no open opportunities available for this stipend. Check back after January 1, 2024.
    • Stipend amount dependent on participation.

Introductory 45 Hour Childcare Training                                                                                                

  • Completion of the DCF - 45 Hour Introductory Training in FULL
  • Completion date after July 1, 2023 - include Competency Exams
  • Must submit DCF Transcript with payment documents.
  • Stipend  Amount - $500

New Health & Safety courses for School Readiness Personnel Only

  •  Required by June 30, 2024 
  • Complete by May 1, 2024 to receive a stipend
  • Stipend Amount - $250
  • Course is free/No Charge
  • Self-Paced/Fully Online

Health and Nutrition in the School Readiness Program (HNSR)

Safety Practices in the School Readiness Program (SAFESR)


Broward Bonuses Initiative Training Catalog 

The Broward Bonuses Initiative provides stipends/bonuses to educators/directors.

Participants can receive a bonus based on the number of training hours attended.  

The Whole Child Series - (6 hours of in-service) - $300

Choose any 6 trainings 

· Self-Care from A-Z (1 hour)    

· Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child (1 hour)

· Supporting Language Learners in Your Classroom (offered in English and Spanish) (1 hour)

· Implementing Positive Guidance and Responding to Challenging Behaviors in an Infants, Toddlers & Twos (offered in English and Spanish) (1 hour)

· Displaying and Caring for Children's Work (1 hour)

· Supporting Children's Play (1 hour)  

· Leveraging a Planned - Language Approach to Support Multilingual Preschool Children (1 hour)

· Responding to Challenging Behaviors Using a Relationship Centered Response (1 hour)

· Strategies for Engaging in Self – Care (1 hour)


Classroom Management Series (6 hours of in-service) $300

Attend Child Management 1, 2 & 3 (6 hours of in-service)

Best Practices Series (12 hours of in-service) $600

Choose any 4 trainings 

· ACEs, Trauma, and Toxic Stress: The impact of Toxic Stress on Young Children’s Development (3 hours)

· Attachment Trauma, and Brain Development in the Early Years (3 hours)

· Young Children Exposed to Trauma: Teaching Classroom Strategies to Support and Heal (3 hours)

· Helping Parents Understand their Children’s Diagnosis (3 hours)

· High Quality Out of School Time (3 hours)


Behavior Bootcamp Series  (12 hours of in-service)  $600


Zoom Making the Most of Classroom Interactions - MMCI (24 hours of in-service) $1200


How To...

For step by step instructions to apply for a stipend, click here - Post Training Next Steps

For step by step instructions to access your certificate from the ELC's Learning Management System (LMS), click here - Access Certificate

To view the informational power point, click here - Stipend PPT 23-24

If you missed the Zoom Meeting, click here to watch - Stipend 23 - 24 Meeting

To view the information on the Broward Bonuses Initiative, click here - Broward Bonuses

To view the information on the Broward Bonuses Initiative in Spanish, click here - Broward Bonus Spanish

To view the information for the Director Series, click here - Directors Only

To access a W9 form for your first stipend or to make a name or address change, click here - W9 Blank Form

Questions about stipends – email

Questions about trainings – email