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Professional Development


The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia is committed to helping care givers and early childhood educators find opportunities for professional development. We do this by offering training, partnerships and sharing resources.

Upcoming Trainings

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Heart-Centered Classroom Design
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Designing early childhood classrooms is complex. There are many aspects involved, such as the size and configuration of the room or the weird support post in the middle of the room. We often spend considerable energy figuring out how to squeeze required furnishings and materials into a relatively small space. Even more energy and time is expended when we turn our attention to the plethora of rules and regulations from licensing, quality rating assessments, accreditation, and safety and health authorities. Although it is necessary to address these issues, we often overlook the most important component of classroom design: the young child.

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

define the characteristics of heart-centered environments.

describe the difference between the concept of space and place.

explain the benefits of empathic design thinking and biophilic design thinking.

list four essential beliefs of environmental design: nature-aligned; heart-centered; sensory-based; and authentically inspired.

describe at least four ideas or strategies for creating heart-centered environments.

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Infant/Toddler Making the Most of Classroom Interactions (MMCI) @ ELCFV
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in signing up for the next session of MMCI?

Classes will begin on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.

Here is a list of all dates for this MMCI session:







All participants must have a Participant Kit to attend this class. The kit can be ordered by clicking HERE. The kit’s original cost is $175.00 per participant, but with this coupon code from OEL: FLNONPFPMMCI it will bring it down to $100.00 plus tax and shipping. 20 seats are available for this class.


Carrie Reisinger, 386-317-3368,

Kaylee D’Arcy, 386-317-3362,

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Online & Ongoing Training

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