Continuing Education and Training (CE/T)

In accordance with IACET guidelines, the Forum is unable to provide CEU processing for the events and trainings of other organizations or individual instructors. Please note, our Training Calendar has been temporarily removed from our website due to restrictions of COVID-19 protocols.

The mission of the Continuing Education and Training (CE/T) Department is to improve the quality of care and education for young children through professional learning opportunities designed for the early childhood workforce.

At the Children's Forum, we believe that the quality of the education and training early childhood educators receive had a direct impact on the quality of services they provide to children. Further, we believe that one important way to promote high-quality training is through the use of training standards that examine all aspects of the training experience.

As a result, the Forum has been an Accredited Provider (AP) of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) since 2002. All of the classes we offer adhere to the IACET Standard for excellence in instructional practices and provide continuing education units (CEUs) accepted by the Florida Department of Children and Families for credential renewal.

You can view more information about credential renewal requirements in Florida in the Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) on our IACET Accreditation page.

Whether you are seeking training classes for personal enrichment, increased knowledge on a specific topic, annual in-service training, or CEUs to renew your credential, please visit our Training Calendar for a listing of our classes currently available for registration.

If you would like to request a customized training for your organization, please contact us with your request. For more information about the Continuing Education and Training Department, contact Denise Bishop, Ed.D. or Jinan A. Higginbotham at 888-352-4453 (toll-free) or 850-681-7002 in Tallahassee.

The Children’s Forum is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Forum complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, the Children’s Forum is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.