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Required Instructional Courses

A requirement for working in a school year or summer VPK program is documented completion of the following state required online training courses: 

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors
  • Florida Standards for Four-Year-Olds

No other course substitutes for these courses. 

Please note, there is a nominal fee of $10.00 for each course.

The links below are the Florida Department of Children and Familes (DCF) trainings and staff credential application.

You must create an account with DCF in order to proceed. The Child Care Training System (CCTA) Portal will have the courses listed. When the online courses 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”.

Please send the following to the VPK District office @ Herbert Street Center to the attention of Michelle Rossie:

  • Copies of the Certificate of Completion for Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors and Florida Standards For Four-Year-Olds
  • DCF Transcripts
  • Completed Staff Credential Application
  • Copy of your college transcripts (which may be obtain through Human Resources)

Inservice Points

In order for you to obtain inservice points for completing the Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors and Florida Standards for Four Year Olds courses please contact Sara Dowdell at extension 20551. You will need to complete the Professional Learning Implementation and Evaluation Evidence form (PLIEEConf.pdf). 

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