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DCF State-Mandated Training

The Florida Department of Children and Families' State-Mandated Training courses for child care providers include:

30-hour Family Child Care Home Course

3-hr. Fundamentals of Family Child Care Training

40-hour Child Care Worker's Courses

State-Mandated Individual Modules

6-hr. Child Care Home Rules & Regulations

6-hr. Train the Trainer Courses

Please see all DCF State-mandated training courses offered by the Child Care Association below.

You may register online for all State Mandated Training classes through the Department of Children and Families at: www.myflorida.com/childcare/training. When registering for state mandated classes at our office you will be registering online. Fees may not be paid online. You must come in and pay for the class or mail in your fee to 18 Harrison St., Cocoa, FL 32922. Checks or money orders must be made out to Child Care Association. You are NOT enrolled and may NOT attend class if fee is NOT paid.

For more information on State Mandated Classes and DCF training visit: www.myflorida.com/childcare/training


30-HOUR FACILITY CHILD CARE COURSE - SOUTH BREVARD
The 30-hour Facility Child Care Course is mandated for persons seeking to operate a licensed child care facility. 

LOCATION: Center for Child Development, 611 Sheridan Road, Melbourne, FL  32901
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Heinly
Every Tuesday and Thursday: April 9, 2007-May 24, 2007

Part I: 30-Hour Course - Introduction to Child Care   $15.00 per module.  Participants must register for each individual module.  Payment due one week prior to class.

Date Time Module
April 9, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Child Care Facility Rules & Regulations & Best Practices
April 12, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Child Care Facility Rules & Regulations & Best Practices
April 16, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Health, Safety & Nutrition Part 1
April 19, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Health, Safety & Nutrition Part 2
April 23, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Health, Safety & Nutrition Part 3
April 26, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Child Abuse & Neglect
May 10, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Child Abuse & Neglect
May 14, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Child Growth/Development
May 17, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Child Growth/Development
May 21, 2007 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Behavioral Observation
May 24, 2007 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Behavioral Observation

Completion of the 30-hour training requirement is evidenced by passage of competency examination with a score of 70 or better.

Part IIB: 10-Hour Course Developmentally Appropriate Practice  - $30.00

LOCATION: Center for Child Development, 611 Sheridan Road, Melbourne, FL  32901
Instructor: Toni Michelle Cleary, Early Childhood Educator
 

Date Fee Time Course
April 28, 2007
May 12, 2007

$30.00 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infant and Toddlers
April 14, 2007
April 21, 2006

$30.00 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Special Needs


 

State-Mandated 3-Hour Family Child Care Module

The 3-Hour Fundamental Child Care Course is designed to give an overview of caring for children in a home care setting. Any person providing informal child care services for a family must take this course. It is also required for emergency substitutes for all family child care homes, registered or licensed.

The informal provider is someone who provides care for children from one family who is not registered or licensed but who is exempted from the requirements. The emergency substitute must have this course before beginning occasional substituting in the family child care home. If substituting exceeds 40 hours per month, the 30-hour Family Child Care must be taken instead. See schedule below.
 

Date\Time Trainer Fee Location
May 12, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TBD $30.00 Marjorie Olsen Training Center
1403 Dixon Blvd.
Cocoa, FL  32922
July 21, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TBD $30.00 Marjorie Olsen Training Center
1403 Dixon Blvd.
Cocoa, FL  32922


40-HOUR CHILD CARE COURSE
The 40-hour Child Care Course is a requirement divided into two parts: 

  • Part I is comprised of 30-hours of training on Introductory Child Care. Fee:  $45.00

  • Individual modules from the 30-hour class are offered separately for $30.00 each.

  • Part IIA consists of 10 hours of training on Behavioral Observation. Fee:  $30.00

  • Part IIB consists of 10 hours of specialized training on one of the following modules:  1) Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practice; 2) Preschool Appropriate Practice; 3) School-Age Appropriate Practice; or 4) Special Needs Appropriate Practice.  Fee:  $30.00

Child Care personnel hired on or after October 1, 1992, must successfully complete Part I and Part II of the Department of Children and Family's 40-hour Child Care Training Course.  Completion of the 40-hour training requirement is evidenced by passage of a competency examination with a score of 70 or better.

40-HOUR CHILD CARE COURSE - CENTRAL BREVARD
LOCATION: Marjorie Olsen Training Center, 1403 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922
Instructor: Bobbie Davidson, Early Childhood Educator
Every Saturday: April 21-June 30, 2007

Part I: 30-Hour Course - Introduction to Child Care   $15.00 per module.  Participants must register for each individual module. Payment due one week prior to class

Date Time Module
April 21, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Child Care Facility Rules & Regulations & Best Practices
April 28, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Child Care Facility Rules & Regulations & Best Practices
May 12, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Health, Safety & Nutrition 1
May 19, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Health, Safety & Nutrition 2
May 26, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Child Abuse & Neglect 
June 2, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Child Growth/Development 1
June 16, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Child Growth/Development 2
June 23, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Behavioral Observation
June 30, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Behavioral Observation


Part IIB: 10-Hour Course Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Preschoolers - $30.00

LOCATION: Marjorie Olsen Training Center, 1403 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922
Instructor: Toni Michelle Cleary, Early Childhood Educator
March 24 - March 31, 2007

Date Time Course
March 24, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Developmentally Appropriate Practice Sections 1-5
March 31, 2007

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Developmentally Appropriate Practice Sections 6-10


 

6-Hour Child care home rules & regulations

LOCATION: Center for Child Development, 611 Sheridan Road, Melbourne, FL  32901
Instructor: Ruth Correa, Early Childhood Educator
April 28 and May 5, 2007

Dates Time Fee Course
April 28, 2007
May 5, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $30.00 6-Hour Child Care Home Rules & Regulations
 

 

train the Trainer

This 6-Hour state-mandated course is required for persons who instruct state-mandated classes or conduct training for the Child Care Association of Brevard County.  This training provides participants with basic training techniques and instructions on ways to be an effective trainer.

LOCATION: Center for Child Development, 611 Sheridan Road, Melbourne, FL  32909
Instructor: Karen Heinly, Early Childhood Educator
 

Date/Time Fee Location Instructor
April 4, 2007
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30.00 Center for Child Development
611 Sheridan Road
Melbourne, FL  32909
Karen Heinly
Early Childhood Educator
April 11, 2007
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30.00 Center for Child Development
611 Sheridan Road
Melbourne, FL  32909
Karen Heinly
Early Childhood Educator

 

Go to www.myflorida.com/childcare/training to register for any of these courses.



 
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