Training Programs

Florida Child Care Training

All child care employees working in a licensed child care center in Florida must complete the 40 Hour Basic Child Care Training. The student can earn college credit while completing this training requirement. The college credit course, EEC1001-Introduction to Early Childhood Education, will provide credit toward an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.

Florida Child Care Director Credential

All directors of licensed child care centers in Florida must have the Florida Child Care Director Credential. NWFSC provides the training for this credential.

Child Development Associate (CDA)

NWFSC is the area's training center for the National CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential. This program includes 120 hours in the eight CDA areas. The college credit courses will provide credit toward an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.

Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)

Students may choose to earn the staff credential, a FCCPC. NWFSC currently has a program for a FCCPC with infant toddler specialization and a FCCPC with preschool specialization. Contact the Department for further information.