Quick Links

Corporate Education

Child Development

Academics

Administration

Athletics

Campuses

Alumni/Friends

CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Child care professionals can turn to South Florida State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education (CCE) Department to complete the courses mandated by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Among the child development courses regularly offered are:

BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION AND SCREENING

This component of “Introduction to Child Care” may be taken separately. (10 hours)

CPR

Pediatric CPR is required for child care workers.

FAMILY CHILD CARE

The Florida DCF requires caregivers to complete this class before they can be licensed to care for children in a private home. (30 hours)

FIRST AID

Pediatric first aid is required for child care workers.

FLORIDA CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL (FCCPC)

The FCCPC competency standards are at the core of the FCCPC 120-contact hour program. This course covers the goals caregivers must meet and the areas in which they must function. It examines the skills they need to be competent caregivers and the basis on which they are assessed.

FUNDAMENTALS OF CHILD CARE

This class is required for substitutes for family child care homes. (3 hours)

INFANT/TODDLER APPROPRIATE PRACTICES

This class covers practices and activities that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. (10 hours)

Child Care and Development

INTRODUCTION TO CHILD CARE

Mandated by the Florida DCF for all child care workers, this course covers rules and regulations, child abuse, child development, health, safety, and nutrition. As part of the course, participants observe and screen children for developmental milestones. (30 hours)

LITERACY TRAINING

This is part of the 45 hours required by DCF for child care workers. It includes developmentally appropriate practices for introducing young children to literacy in all areas of play. (5 hours)

PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES

This class covers the practices and activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool-age children. (10 hours)

SCHOOL-AGE APPROPRIATE PRACTICES

This class covers practices and activities that are developmentally appropriate for school-age children, including activities for after school-age programs. (10 hours)

SPECIAL NEEDS APPROPRIATE PRACTICES

This class covers all developmentally appropriate practices for children with special needs.

Corporate and Community Education
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7034
CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu
CCE on Facebook