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Early Childhood Professional Credentials

Florida child care centers now require that employees complete several professional credentials.  Students interested in obtaining these credentials may complete the coursework at TCC. Also, students who already possess the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) may be awarded academic credit towards the AS degree in Early Childhood Development, Education and Management. For more information on Professional Credentials contact Technology and Professional Programs at (850) 201-8352.

Students who plan to attend TCC to take only the courses necessary to complete the FCCPC, Director's Credential or Advanced Director's Credential may register as Non-Degree-Seeking, and should update this status every semester. Information on Declaring and Maintaining Non-Degree-Seeking Status

 

 FCCPC

 

​The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) is awarded by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Students who complete the following five courses at TCC are eligible to apply for the FCCPC.

  • EEC1308 Education of the Young Child
  • EEC1603 Early Childhood Development and Guidance
  • EC1907 Directed Observation and Participation
  • EEC2401 Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education
  • EDF1004 Educational Field Experience

Students may submit documentation of completion to Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, for assistance with the process of application for the FCCPC. 

FCCPC Exemption Credit

Exemption Credit is awarded to students who have a current FCCPC/CDA from an approved DCF program. Students will be given nine hours college credit:
  • EEC1308 Education of the Young Child
  • EEC1907 Directed Observation and Participation
  • EDF1004 Educational Field Experience

Students may submit documentation of current FCCPC/CDA to Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, for assistance with the process of application for exemption credit.

 

 Director's Credential

 

​The Director's Credential is awarded by DCF. Students who complete the following course at TCC are eligible to apply for the Director's Credential.

  • EEC2521 Management of a Child Care Center

Students may submit documentation of completion to Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, for assistance with the process of application for the Director's Credential.

 

 Advanced Director's Credential

 

​The Advanced Director's Credential is awarded by DCF. Students who wish to renew their Director's Credential and who complete the following renewal course at TCC are eligible to apply for the Advanced Director's Credential.

  • EEC2523 Early Childhood Organizational Leadership and Management

Students may submit documentation of completion to Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Development, Education and Management, for assistance with the process of application for the Advanced Director's Credential.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail enrollment@tcc.fl.edu.

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