Benefits of Participating in Guiding Stars

Guiding Stars
Star-rated providers participating in Guiding Stars of Duval 4.0 have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous opportunities:
red_arrow Director Support from the Coalition or early childhood partner agency on program assessment, which could include:
  • Professional development trainings
  • myTeachstone™ subscription for the center or family childcare home
  • Technical assistance support from the Coalition or other agency staff (when appropriate and necessary)
red_arrow Financial Incentives
  • Wage incentives for eligible staff  –  Click here for more information
  • SMART CARE fees paid for by the Coalition for at least a year
  • Payment differential determined by Florida's Office of Early Learning
  • Quality enhancement incentives, which could include stipends for provider materials up to $500
red_arrow Center Recognition
  • ELC website recognition
  • Social Media recognition







































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