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Child Care Training

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Overview

Child care training is an essential component of child care licensing. The goal of the training program is to provide childcare personnel with the tools necessary to ensure quality care in our child care programs. To accomplish this task, the Department mandates minimum introductory training requirements along with annual continuing education for professional development.

Introductory Child Care Training (40 Hours)

  • Part I (30 hours):
  • State and Local Rules and Regulations
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Behavioral Observation and Screening

Part II (10 hours)

  • Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices
  • Preschool Appropriate Practices
  • School-Age Appropriate Practices
  • Special Needs Appropriate Practices
  • Early Literacy and Language Development (5 hrs) online course
  • Basic Guidance and Discipline (5 hrs) online course
  • Computer Technology for Child Care Professionals (5 hrs) online course
  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors (5 hrs) online course
  • Early Childhood Computer Learning Centers (5 hrs) online course

Note: Child care facility personnel must begin this training within 90 days from the date of employment and complete both Part I and Part II within one year from the date the training began.

Competency Exams

In 2002, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring the passage of a competency-based examination to complete the introductory child care training, which was implemented on January 1, 2004.

To register for exams click on your DCF transcript for available dates, locations and exam details.

Contacts:

Susan Leibee, DCF Training Coordinator
Institute for Child Care Training Services
Daytona Campus
Building 320, Room 129
leibees@DaytonaState.edu
386-506-3917

Ana Laureano, Exam Coordinator
Institute for Child Care Training Services
Daytona Campus
Building 320, Room 129
laureaa@DaytonaState.edu
386-506-3147

Nori Medina, Staff Assistant
Institute for Child Care Training Services
Daytona Campus
Building 320, Room 129
MedinaN@DaytonaState.edu
386-506-3869

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Last updated: 2014-08-28T13:57:19.201Z