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Birth Through Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Training Program


1. Valid photo I.D.:  Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Child Care Transcript with the 45 Hr. State Mandated Childcare Training completed.  This can be found on the MyFlorida.com website.

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: fci-tacademy@familycentral.org or FAX: (954) 724-4082.

For more informatin, please contact our office at (954) 724-3850 or email us with your questions. 


Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable

Textbook Fee: $110 non-refundable

Tuition Fee$1,375

Payment Plan: 5 payments of $275 or 8 payments of $153 and 1 payment of $151 (depends on the length of the course you're enrolled in)

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://login.thechildrensforum.com/teach/landing

The Florida Department of Children and Families Birth Through Five Credential Training Program (FCCPC) The FCCPC Birth Through Five is a DCF training program that consists of a minimum of 120 hours of early childhood instruction and 480 contact hours with children ages birth through eight (8) and at least two (2) methods of formal assessment that offers two (2) areas of certification; "Birth Through Five (formerly the department approved CDA Equivalency training programs)".  The Birth Through Five Child Care Credentials (FCCPC, ECPC, and CCAC) must be renewed every five years. 

The Florida Child Care Credential program was developed to offer more availability and accessibility of training programs to meet the diverse needs of child care providers throughout the state. The Florida Child Care Credential is recognized in the State of Florida. The Florida Child Care Credential certificate can be obtained by attending and graduating from an approved Florida Child Care Credential training program such as Family Central Training Academy.

Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the role of a preschool teacher, and identify the various tools they use to enhance their teaching skills with their own style.
  2. Learn the important elements of a lesson plan to create a meaningful experience that will enrich the learning outcomes of every child.
  3. Describe the importance of family engagement and explain the impact on the classroom.
  4. Identify the requirements necessary to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ and prepare a plan to meet those requirements. 

Registration Form 

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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