The Florida Department of Children and Families School-Age Credential Training Program (FCCPC) is a DCF training program that consists of a minimum of 120 hours (80 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of DCF training) of early childhood instruction and 480 contact hours with school-age children
1. Valid photo I.D.: Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Child Care Transcript with the 40 Hr. State Mandated Childcare Training completed. This can be found on the MyFlorida.com website.
Within the First 90 Days of Employment
The 40-hour training for child care personnel working in facilities serving only school-age children can meet by completing:
Total: 28 hours
The remaining 12 hours...
3. Original High School Diploma or GED obtained from institutions accredited and recognized by U. S. Department of Education and submit documentation as proof. High school diplomas issued by private schools that are registered with the Florida Department of Education will also be accepted. If a high school diploma is earned outside the U. S., it must be translated by someone who is a member of the American Translators Association, an approved credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educators Certification, or an accredited college/university.
4. Employer Verification Letter: At least 400 hours employed or volunteering in a child care setting which must be verified in writing on company letterhead. See guidelines here.
*Be prepared to upload copies of these documents to be reviewed with your registration form below. You may also download the registration form, complete the hard copy and email or fax all documents to Family Central Training Academy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX: (954) 724-3957.
For more informatin, please contact our office at (954) 724-3957 or email us with your questions.
Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable
Textbook Fee: $100 non-refundable
Tuition Fee: $500.00*
Payment Plan: 5 monthly payments of $100 (due by the first Monday of each month by 11:59 AM)
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program: Funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning provides scholarships for early care educators to work towards earning your FCCPC credentials in early childhood education.
Apply online at https://www.familycentral.org/scholarships
Instructions: Complete the form in it's entirty, upload all required documents, then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page. Proceed to the registration payment page to complete the required non-refunable $50 fee.