Training

New Emergent Literacy Requirements

VPK Lead Instructor Requirements

Florida Statutes 1002.55 and 1002.63 F.S.

  • Implementing the Florida Implementing Florida Standards in Preschool Classrooms: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten SPC3TK

3 Courses Required of any of the following:

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors VPK21
  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom LVPK21
  • Phonological Awareness Development for Preschoolers VIPA21 or PAP21
  • Dialogic Reading: Language and Vocabulary Development for Preschoolers DRP
  • Book Embedded Vocabulary Instruction: Language and Vocabulary Development for Preschoolers BEP
  • Scaffolding and Think, Show, Tell, Talk: Language and Vocabulary Development for Preschoolers STSTTP
  • Building a Strong Foundation for Emergent Literacy BSFEL

Resources

Additional Training Resources:

DEL VPK Emergent Literacy Training Informational Session (PPT): Updated VPK Trainings Informational Session (floridaearlylearning.com)

DEL VPK Emergent Literacy Training Informational Session (recording): VPK Training Updates – YouTube


VPK Director Credential Requirements

Florida Statutes 1002.57(1), F.S. and 65C22.001, F.A.C

  • Implementing the Florida Standards in Preschool Classroom: 3 Years Old to Kindergarten VFSP or SPC3TK
  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors VPK, VPKR, or VPK21
  • VPK Director Credential DVPK
  • Mathematical Thinking for Early Learners MATH
  • Language and Vocabulary in the VPK Classroom LVPK or LVPK21
  • Florida Director Credential issued by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Download the New VPK Emergent Literacy Requirements

Resources

VPK Director Credential Memo: Microsoft Word – FINAL VPK Director Credential for Private Providers Memo Draft 12-9-21NA (002)rev MHM 1-10-22 (floridaearlylearning.com)

VPK Director Credential Requirement Flyer: Microsoft Word – VPK Director Credential Flyer 2-1-22 (floridaearlylearning.com)

For a schedule of upcoming VPK Trainings please go to the Coalition’s Professional Development Institute.