Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida

Improving quality by reducing turnover

INCENTIVE$ Participating Counties

To be eligible for INCENTIVE$, you must work at a child care facility in one of these counties:

  • Broward
  • Hillsborough
  • Marion
  • Orange
  • Osceola
For more information about the INCENTIVE$ program and the requirements to receive an award, please visit
Online Application
Before you begin your INCENTIVE$ application, make sure you are aware of the
INCENTIVE$ program requirements
. Program requirements are different for each county.

You will need to create and login to your Children's Forum Portal account before applying. Please gather the following materials or information to complete the application:

  • Email address used to create your personal portal account.
    • You must have an account on this website. If you do not, you can Create Personal Account.
    • After you have created the account you will receive a confirmation email with a link to create your password and login
  • Once logged in open the My Profile tab complete your demographics and contact info.
  • In the My INCENTIVE$ tab the upload the required Education documents:
    • DFC transcript printed within 90 days
    • FL Staff Credential or National CDA
    • College unofficial transcripts. Formal education must be regionally accredited.
    • Foreign education requires an evaluation
  • Once you have uploaded your education documents, scroll down to complete the application.
  • You will need the name, email address, and DCF license number for the childcare program where you work. If your director or owner tells you they do not have a DCF license number, please contact our office.
  • The INCENTIVE$ program requires your employer to verify your employment. Employers must create a Business Account on this website to provide necessary information. Speak to your employer about INCENTIVE$ before you apply.
  • Your director will need to upload your most recent paystub when they confirm your employment.

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Early Childhood Educator INCENTIVE$ Florida
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Tallahassee, FL 32317
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