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Educational Information

Staff Credential

Staff Credential: A Staff Credential is an official designation that means an individual's professional education meets or exceeds the professional criteria set by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The goal of the staff credential requirement is to ensure that individuals in child care programs have advanced their education and experience in order to provide developmentally appropriate care.

Please visit http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training for information on the Staff Credential.

Florida Child Care Professional Credential

The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) is a Department of Children and Families approved training program, recognized in the State of Florida by early childhood professionals. This program is designed to provide performance based training, assessment, and credentialing of early childhood professionals. Classes are conducted by DCF approved training providers. An FCCPC is valid for 5 years and must be renewed prior to the expiration date. Early childhood educators who hold a valid FCCPC qualify for the Florida Staff Credential which is needed for licensed centers to meet the credentialing ratio. 

For more detailed information, visit www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training/

National Early Childhood Certificate

The National Early Childhood Certificate (NECC) is issued by the Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC and is recognized by early childhood educators nationwide. This program is designed to provide performance based training, assessment, and credentialing of early childhood professionals. An NECC is valid for 3 years from the award date, after which it must be renewed every 5 years. Early childhood educators who hold a valid NECC qualify for the Florida Staff Credential which is needed for licensed centers to meet the credentialing ratio.

For more detailed information, visit www.cdacouncil.org

Early Childhood Professional Certificate

The Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) is a Department of Education approved training program, recognized in the State of Florida by early childhood professionals. Candidates must be working at a facility based preschool only. The program is designed to provide performance based training, assessment and credentialing of early childhood professionals. An ECPC is valid for 5 years and must be renewed prior to the expiration date. Early childhood educators who hold a valid ECPC qualify for the Florida Staff Credential which is needed for licensed centers to meet the credentialing ratio.

For more detailed information, visit www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training/

Director Credential Certification

Director Credential Certification Requirements

Pursuant to Section 402.305(2)(f), F.S., every child care facility must have a director with a Director Credential. The Director Credential can be one of three levels: Level I, Level II, and Advanced.

For more detailed information, visit www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training/

VPK Director Endorsment

Consistent with the requirements of section 1002.55(3)(f), F.S., a private prekindergarten program delivering the VPK program must have a director who has a VPK Director Endorsement, issued by DCF, that meets the requirements of Rule 6M-8.610, Florida Administrative Code.  Exempt: Successful completion of the Director Credential prior to December 31, 2006, satisfies this requirement, although individuals are strongly encouraged to acquire the VPK Endorsement. Exempt individuals are strongly encouraged to apply for the endorsement.

For more detailed information, visit www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training/

Quality Counts Career Center

7925 NW 12 Street, Suite 106 · Doral, FL 33126
Telephone: 305-639-2726 · Fax: 1-888-655-1368

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