CLASS® Contractor Application Process and Documents

Thank you for your interest in serving as a contractor with the Children’s Forum (Forum) to conduct CLASS® observations.

  • First, click here to take the CLASS® Contractor Eligibility Questionnaire to determine whether you qualify to become an approved Children’s Forum CLASS® assessor.

Instructions for Applying:

Qualified applicants must complete and submit the list of required forms and documents shown below to the Forum HR Coordinator, Tamela Nelloms at the Human Resources secure fax number (866) 739-2932.

For your convenience, some of the forms are PDF fillable, therefore you can complete them by typing directly into the form. There is also a checklist to ensure you have completed everything before you submit the documents.

Please make sure you have filled out the forms completely (including date, if required) and that they are legible before you submit them. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

  • If you have questions regarding these forms, please contact Tamela at humanresources@thechildrensforum.com.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open and fill out the forms listed below. Click here to download a free version.

Application Documents:

  • CLASS® Independent Contractor Application Document Checklist
  • CLASS® Services Contractor Application
    • Complete the fillable application and submit the following documents:
      • Current Resume/CV
      • Copy of your Driver’s License
      • Evidence of your highest level of education (see application for a list of acceptable evidence)
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
    • Please complete pages 1 and 3; form must be signed on page 3 (manually or electronically).
  • Affidavit of Good Moral Character Form
    • This form must be signed and notarized.
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Requirements Form
    • This form must be signed (bottom left corner).
  • ACH (Direct Deposit) Form
    • Complete the form and attach a voided check from your financial institution.
  • Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
    • Complete the form and submit two (2) valid forms of ID (required).
    • A list of acceptable accompanying documents are listed on page 4; the copies you submit must be legible.
  • W-9 Form
    • Complete the fillable form.
    • Form must be signed and dated in Part II.
  • VECHS Waiver Agreement Form
    • Complete the fillable form and follow these steps to complete a Level 2 background screening:
      • Be sure the Children’s Forum Inc. (E37040059) is listed on the first line of the form and that “Employee” is selected.
      • Identify a Live Scan VECHS background screening vendor in your area and call to schedule a background screening.
        • A list of vendors can be found here.
      • Schedule the screening with the vendor of your choice.
      • Submit the completed fillable VECHS waiver form to the Children’s Forum and get your Level 2 background screening (fingerprinting) completed at your own expense.
      • FDLE will provide the background screening results to the Forum.
        • Please note: you cannot begin conducting assessments until the Forum has received a clear Level 2 background screening report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
      • If you have had a Level 2 screening conducted in the last 5 years for a current/past employer, you still need to complete the screening unless you can obtain written release from that employer. The Children’s Forum will only accept Level 2 Background screenings from an approved Live Scan provider and the Level 2 Background Screening report must come from the FDLE.
  • CLASS® Certification(s)* – Infant, Toddler, Pre-K
    • Please submit a copy of your current CLASS® certification(s).
  • Coaching Certificate from My Teaching Partner or UF Lastinger Center*

    * If applicable