Page Content A requirement for working in a summer or school year VPK program is documented completion of the following state-required online training course: EMERGENT EARLY LITERACY ONLINE COURSE STANDARD'S FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS Online or Instructor led TEACHING STRATEGIES GOLD Online or Instructor ledNo other course substitutes for these courses. Please note, there is a nominal fee of $10.00 for each course. The link below is the website of the Department of Children and Families for these trainings. http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childcare/staffcred.shtml You must create an account with DCF in order to proceed. The CCTA Training Portal will have the courses listed. When the online course is successfully completed a certificate is available to print. Course enrollees are advised to work at a computer with a working printer. When the online course is completed, print 2 copies of the “Certificate of Completion”. Send one copy to: VPK Herbert Street Center. Keep one for your records Logon to MYPGS (professional development) from the VCS website. Register for the VPK online literacy course. Register for Standards for Four Year Olds Register for Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSGOLD)Teaching Strategies Gold Documentation is a specialized training certificate for teachers actively instructing VPK. The state sends links to the course when teachers credentials are registered. When the VPK office receives your Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors, Standards for Four Year Olds, and TSGOLD certificates, you will received the alloted inservice points on MYPGS for each course.