ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience
Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) School Age Certificate
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
December 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment; identify strategies that advance physical and intellectual competence; recognize teaching methods that support social and emotional development and the provision of positive guidance; identify strategies for establishing positive and productive relationships with families; identify ways of ensuring a well-run, purposeful program that is responsive to the participants’ needs; and recognize ways to maintain a commitment to professionalism.
This course is taught in an online module format (with a required textbook) consisting of ongoing and cumulative objective-based assessments (quizzes and final exam), open-ended essays, student activity, and formal observations with written feedback. Students receive monitoring and feedback from personal Education Coaches throughout the process. The course exceeds the clock hours required by the Department of Children and Families in the State of Florida. Major topics include health safety and nutrition, child development, child assessment, classroom management and guidance, family partnerships, and professionalism. Prerequisite: successful completion of a 40-hour training course and a total of 480 hours of fieldwork (80 hours of which can be completed while enrolled in the certificate program).
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education (12/23).