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Early Childhood Education Professional Development Stipends

The Office of Early Learning is excited to share that Florida Early Childhood Educators are eligible for a $75 stipend upon the successful completion of specific online courses by June 30, 2021, or until the stipend funding is depleted. The maximum stipend an eligible participant can receive is $225. (3 courses/events x $75 = $225). Successful completion may include an end-of-course assessment or certificate of completion. See the flyer.

A participant agreement must be received and approved before courses are taken.

Step One:  Go to this location  Keep these instructions available or bookmarked for submitting the participant agreement and documentation.

Step Two:   Click on Participant Agreement Located Here

Step Three:   Fill out all the pages and sign, as applicable.  Be sure to fill out completely.

Step Four:    Combine the completed agreement and all documentation requested into a single document electronically.

Step Five:  Save and label the document using the following criteria:  lastname.firstname.PA and upload it to using the instructions found on the document in Step One.

Step Six:  Receive approval of participant agreement by email from

Step Seven:  Complete application for stipend

Step Eight:  Combine application and certificate from approved training (see training stipend flyer for a list) successfully completed within 30 days before the date of the application request.  This document labeled lastname.firstname.ST1#1.

*Steps Seven and Eight may be repeated for up to a total of three classes @ $75 each. if you submit subsequent applications for stipends, they will be saved in the same format but only change the request number.  If submitting a second stipend, it will be saved as lastname.firstname.STI#2.

Please Note:

  • The cutoff date for submitting the stipends is June 30, 2021.
  • Reimbursement may take up to four weeks to process.
  • Some questions may also be addressed on the Stipend Q & A document.  Any other questions should be addressed to Veronica Smith at or 850-638-6131.
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