All of ChildCareEd’s courses are accepted by the Florida Department of Children and Families to be used toward Credential renewal and annual training requirements for those who work in family child care homes, large family child care homes and child care facilities/centers. This includes DCF training for directors, employees, operators, providers and substitutes. ChildCareEd is accredited by the International Association for Education and Training (IACET) and offers CEUs for all online courses.

Preservice training requirements:

  • 40 hour Introductory Training must be taken through Florida’s DCF.

All child care provider training requirements:

  • The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)

The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) is a state-recognized credential that is equivalent to the national child development associate certification (CDA). It is required for all child care providers who care for more than four children in Florida. It is also a requirement for many Head Start programs and other early childhood education programs.

All ChildCareEd courses are accepted for the 4.5 CEUs needed to renew the Florida Staff Credentials and FCCPC Credential. This includes renewing your FCCPC Credential, CDA Credential, Florida Birth through Five Child Care Credential, the Florida School Age Child Care Credential, and the Florida Director’s Credential.

Using ChildCareEd to obtain a CDA Credential qualifies you for the Florida Child Care Staff Credential. A CDA is equivalent to the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) when applying for a Florida Staff Credential.

CDA Training

Annual training:

  • Child care personnel must complete a minimum of 10 hours or 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) of in-service training each year.

*Please contact your local Child Care Licensing office to confirm all requirements as standards are subject to change.*

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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