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Introductory 40 Hour Childcare-Birth to 5 Years CCP

Introductory 40 Hour Childcare Training Certification (Birth To 5 Years) Overview (5348)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx

Program Description

This CCP program fulfills the child care training required by the Florida Department of Children and Families for child care providers working in a licensed child care facility. Child care providers serving children birth to 5 years old must complete: Part I Rules and Regulation-Center Based, Part II Introduction to Child Care Worker Certification, and Part III 10-Hour Component.

PART I – RULES AND REGULATION-CENTER BASED

This course fulfills Part I of three parts required to complete the 40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training mandated by the Department of Children and Families for child care workers. This course is designed to give child care facility providers an overview of state and local rules and regulations that govern the child care industry. It does not offer a formal award.

PART II – INTRODUCTION TO CHILD CARE WORKER CERTIFICATION

This course fulfills Part II of three parts required to complete the 40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training mandated by the Department of Children and Families for child care workers. This course combines the Introductory Child Care training with the 10-Hour Behavioral

Observation and Screening component for a total of 24 hours of training. This course provides training on identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect; health, safety, and nutrition; child growth and development as well as behavioral observation and screening techniques.

PART III – 10-HOUR APPROPRIATE PRACTICES

(Option l) 5-Hour Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices and 5-Hour Student Specialty or (Option ll) 10-Hour Special Needs Appropriate Practices. The 5-Hour Emergent Literacy is also required.

**Please note: the 5-Hour Emergent Literacy course is only offered online via the Department of Children and Families website.

These courses complete Part III of the 40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training mandated by the Department of Children and Families for child care worker certification necessary for employment in a licensed child care facility. This component includes appropriate practices for preschool, school-age children, infants and toddlers and children with special needs. It does not offer a formal award.

**Please note:

  • The 5-Hour Preschool Appropriate Practices is required for students interested in participating in the Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC).
  • The 5-Hour School Age Appropriate Practices is required for students interested in participating in the School Age Professional Certificate (SAPC)
  • The 5-hour Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices is required for students interested in participating in the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC)

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:

After registering and paying the applicable tuition fee, students must ALSO register for the class on the Department of Children and Families website: www.myflorida.com/childcare/training. For additional information regarding scheduling the exam, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/ programs/Childcare (select Child Care Exam).

Completion Requirements

Students are required to successfully pass with a score of 70 percent or better the state-mandated competency tests to be awarded their child care certification to work in a licensed child care facility.

For all information related to the competency exam required for childcare certification visit www.myflorida.com/childcare/Training or https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-education/default.aspx (select Child Care Exam).

Program Length

Total program hours: 40.

Location

The program is offered at most Palm Beach State College campuses on a rotating basis.

For More Information

Luisa Brennan, brennanl@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-4048

Career Path Notes

Palm Beach State has additional credit child care and education programs

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 40)

Part 1 - Introduction to Child Care

HEV0114Rules and Regulations for Center-based (CCP)

6 Clock Hours

Part 2 - Child Care Certification

HEV0115Introductory Child Care Worker Certification (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

Part 3 - Appropriate Practices Component-Student Specialty

(Option 1)

Complete:

HEV0004Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

Then register for one of the 5-hour components below.
Select one:
HEV0002Preschool Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0001Infant/toddler Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0003School Age Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

OR
(Option 2)
HEV012310-hour Special Needs Appropriate Practices (CCP)

10 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 40

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 40)

Part 1 - Introduction to Child Care

HEV0114Rules and Regulations for Center-based (CCP)

6 Clock Hours

 

Part 2 - Child Care Certification

HEV0115Introductory Child Care Worker Certification (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

 

Part 3 - Appropriate Practices Component-Student Specialty

(Option 1)

Complete:

HEV0004Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

 
The register for one of the 5-hour components below. Select one:
HEV0002Preschool Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0001Infant/toddler Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

HEV0003School Age Appropriate Practices (CCP)

5 Clock Hours

 
OR
(Option 2)
HEV012310-hour Special Needs Appropriate Practices (CCP)

10 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 40