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Please contact us at 352-629-0055, extension 326 for more information.

State Mandated Child Care Training

 Florida Child Care Professional Credential

  • FCCPC Birth – Five Specialization offered by Childhood Development Services is an approved credential program for the State of Florida.  This program is a career step for early child care educators with an emphasis on early childhood birth to five.  Discover how to best and most effectively influence development by building the skills necessary to provide high quality care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in any setting.
  • Participants have the option of completing the FCCPC/CDS credential with a Birth – Five, Infant & Toddler or School Age specialization that meets State of Florida Licensing requirements.
  • Instructor-based courses are offered year-round in Marion, Lake, Hernando, Brevard, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, Alachua, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus and Orange Counties.
  • For online options, please visit for training information and registration.
  • FCCPC Pre-Registration Form
  • Should you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact our office, (352)629-0055, Extension 246 or 239.

TEACH scholarships are available.  The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarships are for early care educators and center directors to work towards earning credentials in early childhood education.  For more information, please call 877-FL-TEACH.

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