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Florida Child Care Professional Certificate
(FCCPC- formerly CDA)


  • Must have a High School or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Must complete all six items below:
    1. 45 hours: Three training certificates required by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    2. Four Courses in Early Childhood Education (12 credits) Choose One Track:

      Preschool Track #60003:

      • EEC1000- Introduction to Early Childhood Education
      • EEC1200- Early Childhood Curriculum I
      • EEC1311- Early Childhood Curriculum II
      • EEC2202- Program Development in Early Childhood Education


      Infant - Toddler Track

      • EEC2407- Facilitating Social Development [Mind in the Making]
      • EEC1522- Infant-Toddler Environments [Ten Components of Quality Care]
      • EEC2700- Developing Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
      • EEC1001- Introduction to Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Education
    3. PLUS: EDG2943 (3 credits) - Field experience (taken at the conclusion of above classes plus an on-site observation by a qualified ECE professional is conducting during this course)
    4. 480 hours of documented field work in an ECE setting
    5. Completion of an FCCPC Resource File
    6. Current Pediatric First Aid/ CPR Certificate

FCCPC Renewal

In order to renew the FCCPC, students must take a 3-credit course that begins with the prefix EEC and that is different from other courses already taken by the student.