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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

ChildCare Education Institute | Evaluated Learning Experience

Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) Renewal Certificate (English and Spanish)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: employ the NAEYC Code of Ethical Code Conduct to validate professional standards for children, families, staff, and community; identify strategies to promote healthy brain development; identify major developmental milestones related to movement and fine motor skills from birth through age 5; define separation anxiety; identify common hazards throughout the school facility; identify ways in which infectious diseases are spread; identify safe practices for preventing the spread of bloodborne pathogens in the child care setting; define SIDS prevention and training; identify the purpose of therapy for children with attention disorders; identify the purpose of early childhood assessment tools; define social development, emotional development, and temperament; identify the roles of parents and child care providers in providing positive guidance to children; recognize the role of empathy in communication; and identify important strategies for increasing retention through internal marketing and parent outreach communication.


This course is taught in an online module format 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Human/Child Development or Early Childhood Education (12/23) NOTE: Credit should only be awarded once for completion of renewal/ refresher course.