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You’ve dedicated your career to changing lives through learning. That’s why we’re here to support you in your efforts to meet the unique needs of your students.

Go to information for: 

Early Childhood Educators

Florida School Readiness and VPK Teachers

Our Early Learning Florida courses help school readiness and VPK providers improve their skills while satisfying state and credential requirements! 

VPK teachers can satisfy the Emergent Literacy 15-hour course requirement with one of the following Flamingo Early Learning 20-hour courses:

  • Preschool Language Development 
  • The Building Blocks of Preschool 

Contact Lucianna Grasso at to register for the next term.

Tampa, Florida Early Childhood Educators

In partnership with the Vinik Family Foundation, the Hillsborough Early Learning Network provides Tampa-based early childhood professionals with free professional learning support. 

Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators

The Lastinger Center’s Flamingo Early Learning professional development system is an Early Childhood Support Organization in the Massachusetts Strongstart Initiative. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

K-5 Teachers

Flamingo Literacy Matrix is a 100% online, competency-based professional learning program approved by the Florida Department of Education as a reading endorsement pathway.

Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Math Nation is an online math learning platform that helps every student unlock their math potential. Our resources are available on-demand, online and on our app, so students can learn anytime, anywhere. 

Contact to learn more about Math Nation and whether your district participates.

Our new Math Matrix online professional development system for middle and high school Algebra teachers builds knowledge and skills for effective mathematics instruction. 

We will be piloting the Math Matrix in Fall 2022. Please contact Dr. Jose’ de Leon at to learn more.

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