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Department of Education Issues RFP for Early Childhood Training Learning System

The department is seeking proposals from vendors to provide early education providers with an easy-to-use platform to access professional learning opportunities.

Teacher among school kids using computers in class
The Florida Department of Education is looking to contract with public or private entities to provide early learning coalitions and educators with an early childhood training system.

According to a request for proposals (RFP) from the department, the system would offer several resources to educators, including access to professional learning opportunities, practice cohorts, certified coaches and a child-care resource and referral specialist online training program.

Requirements for the system include:

  • Being “paperless” and having the capability to upload and provide secure storage of necessary forms, documents and related information electronically  
  • Receiving remote data uploads, such as videos and training certificates related to course assignments 
  • Securely storing Division of Early Learning (DEL) participants’ data 
  • Being browser-based with a live, interactive DEL-designated participants interface that allows data entry and results retrieval 
  • Allowing DEL-designated participants, coaches and community of practice facilitators to register, input, access and enter and update demographic, workforce data, training and progress information  

The deadline for technical questions is 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Proposals are due by 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 and must be submitted to Anita Wimberly at 325 W. Gaines St., Room 344, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Additional dates and information regarding the RFP can be found online.
Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.