School-Age Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Training Program

 

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 

Prerequisites:

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.

Important Timeframes

Within the First 90 Days of Employment

Child care personnel must begin training within the first 90 days of employment in the child care industry by:
  • starting a training course,
  • taking a child care competency exam, or
  • earning an educational exemption.
 
One (1) Year From Date Training Began
All of the 40-hour required training must be completed one (1) year from the date the training began. Child care personnel must pass competency exams for the 40 hours of training to demonstrate their competency or receive an educational exemption.

 

The 40-hour training for child care personnel working in facilities serving only school-age children can meet by completing:

  • Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (FACR – 6 hours)
  • Health Safety and Nutrition (HSAN – 8 hours)
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (CAAN – 4 hours)
  • Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (UDAP – 5 hours)
  • School Age-Appropriate Practices (SAPR – 5 hours)

Total: 28 hours

The remaining 12 hours...

Completion of the following online courses:
School-Age Program Quality Standards and Self-Assessment (SALT – 12 hours), which is a combination of the following courses:
  • Standards for Quality Afterschool Programs (SQAP – 8 hours)
  • Quality Self-Assessment and Improvement for Afterschool Programs (QSAI – 4 hours)
PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed SQAP or QSAI, you should not take SALT.

 

OR

Completion of the following Department online courses:
  • Child Growth and Development (CGDR – 6 hours)
  • Behavioral Observation and Screening (BOSR – 6 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: tacademy@familycentral.org or FAX: (954) 724-3957.

For more informatin, please contact our office at (954) 724-3957 or email us with your questions.  

Cost

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

Registration Form

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.

 

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