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Florida Child Care Professional Credential
This certificate program is only available in English.
Settings: Birth through Five
Textbook Information: Textbook is required and must be purchased at the student’s expense.
Working with Young Children by Judy Herr; 6th Edition; Goodheart-Willcox Publishing; ISBN – 978-1-59070-813-2; Approximate Cost: $70
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Program Description: The CCEI Online Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate program of study provides the elements of early childhood training required by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to obtain the Florida staff credential. The program addresses the specific skills and knowledge necessary to work with children ages birth through five.
The program is composed of online coursework, textbook reading, essays, observations, portfolio creation, quizzes and exams, and documentation requirements. Each student enrolled in the program is assigned an Education Coach (EC), who has previous experience working in a child care center or school and has full working knowledge of the state requirements for the FCCPC. Upon successful completion of the CCEI Online FCCPC program requirements, student information will be submitted to the Florida Department of Children and Families for issuance of the credential.
In addition, this program has been evaluated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS), formerly known as the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI), and has been recommended for 10 semester hours of credit in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.
Program Objectives: Upon satisfactorily completing the FCCPC Certificate program, students should be able to:
Student Assessment: Students enrolled in the FCCPC Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
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Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program's applicability toward state requirements.