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Education and Training

Child Care Center Operations/Florida Director Credential – 45 hrs

Program is available online only!

This program is designed to prepare individuals to become Child Care Center Directors and /or Administrators. Content areas include:

  • organizational leadership
  • financial management
  • legal obligations and responsibilities
  • educational programming
  • marketing strategies
  • establishing a safe, clean and healthy childcare center
  • assessment
  • monitoring practices
  • observations
  • referrals and collaboration of programs with the families and community resources

Child Care Center Operations is an approved Department of Children and Families (DCF) course for the Director Credential, Level I.

Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) – VA 600 hrs

Train for a career in the Early Childhood industry. This program focuses on the following elements of the Early Childhood Profession:

  • planning and implementing developmentally appropriate practices
  • cognitive, psychomotor, social and emotional development
  • language and emergent literacy
  • health, safety and environmental issues
  • classroom management techniques
  • brain research • labor issues
  • facility management and finance
  • hands on experiences with children birth through age eight

Completion of the Early Childhood Education Program will result in the issuance of a Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) which is accepted for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Staff Credential

Teacher Assisting Training Program- 600 hours:

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as teacher assistants within the Broward County Public School System.

The content of the Teacher Assisting Training Program includes learning: • The responsibilities of a teacher assistant • The teacher and Teacher Assistant relationship • Teacher Assistant tasks • About the school personnel handbook

  • The growth stages of children and adolescents
  • How to write teacher lesson plans and lesson objectives
  • About working with the disadvantaged and special needs children
  • The effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • About child abuse and its relationship to school employees
  • District rules, regulations and standard procedures
  • About the observation and reporting of critical incidents
  • Techniques to assist with various behavior issues
  • How to operate computer and software programs used in schools
  • About AV equipment
  • The school media center reference systems
  • How to prepare visual aids and educational games
  • First aid and safety procedures
  • About student illness and accident procedures
  • About school forms
  • How to apply basic skills
  • Tasks/activities teacher assistants may not perform
  • About the ParaPro Assessment review.
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