URGENT PLEASE READ!!!!!!
New Requirements for CDA and CDAE
As of June 30, 2005, all individuals working in a child care
facility with a Florida CDAE or National CDA must complete the renewal
process every 5 years to maintain an active credential.
For more information or to download a CDAE Renewal
DCF Child Care Training Information
Care Training Website
click on "Training Requirements." Visit this
website for detailed information on the following child
- State-Mandated Training
Requirements for Child Care Providers
- Training Course
Information (schedules, training locations, instructors
- Competency Exams
- Florida Director
- Florida School-Age
- Child Development
Associate Equivalency and Renewal Programs
- Staff Credential
- Early Literacy Training
- On-Line Training Courses
- Individual Training
For information not
available at the myflorida.com website, please contact
one of the following Child Care Support Programs,
available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST):
Child Care Training Information Center
This team of professional call center specialists will
answer questions about state-mandated training,
educational exemptions, and requirements for staff
credential verification, Child Development Associate
Equivalency (CDAE), and Director Credential.
To update your Child Care
Training Transcript with certificates earned prior to
January 1, 2004, mail a copy of your certificate with
your social security number or Student ID to:
Child Care Training Information Center
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Competency Exam Scheduling Center
Call center operators are available to schedule child
care exemption or competency exams for the
state-mandated child care training.
Child Care Credential Unit
The child care staff will process all applications and
answer specific questions related to your application
for the following Florida child care credentials and
- Training Exemptions
- Staff Credential
- CDAE Renewal
- Director Credential
Please mail all
Florida Child Care Credential Program
Department of Children and Families
Child Care Program Office
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 6, Room 389A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Training: Emergent Literacy Course for VPK Instructors
Prekindergarten legislation required the development of
performance standards in the following areas of child
Cognitive Development and General
The Language and Communication was revised and
Emergent Literacy was added to the standards. Training
in the standards will be offered by the Department of
Education and the VPK Regional Facilitators. For
additional information, please visit the Office of Early
The goal of the five-hour Emergent Literacy
Course for VPK Instructors is to provide participants with
background information on emergent literacy skills and give
exceptional instructional practices that may be used in the
This self-paced program is available in either
instructional manual/DVD format, or as on online course.
It is comprised of:
interactive learning activities
video demonstrations of lessons by Florida
techniques for implementing research-based
competency based assessments
The five components in the Emergent Literacy
for VPK Instructors course are as follows:
This training is designed to follow the
initial training on the new Prekindergarten Standards.
Literacy for VPK Instructors"
Online Training is Now Available
"Emergent Literacy for VPK
Instructors" is an online course now available. All
child care personnel may use this course for in-service
credit. This 5-clock-hour course is designed to
familiarize instructors with strategies and techniques
to address the age-appropriate progress of
prekindergarten students in developing emergent literacy
skills. Visit the Child Care Information webpage (http://www.myflorida.com/childcare),
click on "Training Requirements" and select "Online
Training courses." This course is free of charge.
For additional information call the Department
of Education, Office of Early Learning at 850-245-0445, or
contact the Child Care Association's Training Office at
ALL CHILD CARE PROVIDERS!!!!
The Child Care Association
of Brevard County, Inc. (CCA), no longer issues certificates
Department of Children and Families (DCF) State-Mandated Child
Care Training Modules. Training participants must visit the
DCF training website at
or contact CCTIC by phone or email as listed above.
view transcripts click on "View My Transcript",
follow the instructions and you may download a copy of either
your certificate or a "Training Transcript". If you
have any questions please contact the CCA training department
at (321) 637-7769.
classes and registration procedures. To register for additional
opportunities such as the CDA and Continuing Education courses,
please visit the Child Care Association of Brevard County,
Inc. website at
Method of Registration:
1. Registration is on
a “First Come, First Serve Basis”.
The first 35 paid participants will be enrolled in the course.
Register online for DCF State Mandated Courses at
Center Mandated Training
All center child care staff are mandated to take
40 hours of training. The 40-hour courses consist of the following
*20 hr. Introduction to Child Care
*10 hr. Behavioral Observation
*10 hr. (Choose one of the following)
1. Preschool Appropriate
2. Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices (0-3)
3. School Age Appropriate
4. Special Needs Appropriate Practices
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS!!!
Go to www.myflorida.com/childcare/training
Click on "Training Coordinating Agencies/Training
2. Click on "blue area" for Brevard, Seminole, Orange & Osceola
Click on "Training Schedule" which is located
at the bottom of the page under Community Coordinated Care
for Children's address.
4. Find the class you want; select "Register"
5. Find your "Social Security number" (no hyphens)
and your "Last Name"; click "Search)
6. Click "Search"
7. Enter personal information or correct
any information already in the system.
8. Click on "submit" at
the bottom of the page
9. Confirm information displayed; if incorrect,
click "Schedule" at
the bottom of screen to select another class. If correct continue
10. Click on "print" at the bottom
of the page
11. Click on "continue print) on the top of the
12. Click on "Schedule" to select additional classes
When you have completed your registration, click on "log-out"
Make a copy of your registration and send or bring it along with
your fees to the following address within 5 business
Child Care Association of Brevard County, Inc.
307 Blake Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922
If payment is not received within this time, your
registration will be removed from the roster.
Method of Payment:
1. All registration must be mailed or brought
Harry T. Moore Child Development Center
307 Blake Avenue, Cocoa,
2. Remittance must be in a check or money order made
payable to “Child Care Association of Brevard County, Inc.” NO
3. There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned check.
you pay for a class, you have 10 working days to withdraw and
receive a full refund. There will be NO REFUNDS after 10
days before class starts date.
1. 30-Hour “Family Child Care Home” $30.00
3-Hour “Fundamentals of Family Child Care” $15.00
40-Hour Child Care Course
a. 20-Hour “Introduction to Child Care” $25.00
10-Hour “Behavioral Observation & Screening” $15.00
One of the following”
(1) 10-Hour “Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices” $15.00
10-Hour “Preschool Appropriate Practices” $15.00
10-Hour “School-Age Appropriate Practices” $15.00
10-Hour “Owner/Operator of Child Care Programs” $15.00
10-Hour “Special Needs Appropriate Practices” $15.00
6-Hour “Train-the-Trainer” $15.00
4. Continuing Education
(Same as your Annual In-service Training)
a. 3 clock hours $15.00
b. “Beyond Center and Circle Time” $30.00
c. “Circle Literacy Training” $30.00
5. CDA “Child Development Associate Equivalency Program” $65.00
Book for CDA $30.00
6. Make-up Classes
Per each module $15.00
Click here to register for all state mandated
Click here to register for CDA courses and Continuing Education