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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 Application, click here.


DCF Child Care Training Information

Child Care Training Website
(, click on "Training Requirements."  Visit this website for detailed information on the following child care topics:
  • State-Mandated Training Requirements for Child Care Providers
  • Training Course Information (schedules, training locations, instructors and fees)
  • Competency Exams
  • Florida Director Credential
  • Florida School-Age Certification
  • Child Development Associate Equivalency and Renewal Programs
  • Staff Credential Requirement
  • Early Literacy Training Requirement
  • On-Line Training Courses
  • Individual Training Transcripts

For information not available at the 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
1-888-FL-CCTIC (1-888-352-2842)
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
1-888-375-EXAM (1-888-375-3926)

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 renewals:

  • Training Exemptions
  • Staff Credential
  • School-Age Certification
  • CDAE Renewal
  • Director Credential

Please mail all applications to:
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



VPK Training:  Emergent Literacy Course for VPK Instructors

Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten legislation required the development of performance standards in the following areas of child development:

  • Physical Health

  • Approaches to Learning

  • Language & Communication

  • Emergent Literacy

  • Cognitive Development and General Knowledge

  • Motor Development

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 Learning's website:

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 VPK classroom. 

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 VPK instructors

  • techniques for implementing research-based instructional practices

  • competency based assessments

The five components in the Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors course are as follows:

  • Emergent Literacy

  • Language

  • Emergent Reading

  • Emergent Writing

  • Environment

This training is designed to follow the initial training on the new Prekindergarten Standards. 

"Emergent 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 (, 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 (321) 637-7769.



he Child Care Association of Brevard County, Inc. (CCA), no longer issues certificates for completed 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.

To 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.


Please visit for classes and registration procedures. To register for additional training 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.

2. 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 classes:

*20 hr. Introduction to Child Care

*10 hr. Behavioral Observation and Screening

*10 hr. (Choose one of the following)

1. Preschool Appropriate Practices (3-5)

2. Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices (0-3)

3. School Age Appropriate Practices (5-12)

4. Special Needs Appropriate Practices


Go to

1. Click on "Training Coordinating Agencies/Training Schedule"

2. Click on "blue area" for Brevard, Seminole, Orange & Osceola

3. 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 to "Print"

10. Click on "print" at the bottom of the page

11. Click on "continue print) on the top of the page

12. Click on "Schedule" to select additional classes

13. When you have completed your registration, click on "log-out"

14. Make a copy of your registration and send or bring it along with your fees to the following address within 5 business days:

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 into the:

Harry T. Moore Child Development Center
307 Blake Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922

2. Remittance must be in a check or money order made payable to “Child Care Association of Brevard County, Inc.” NO CASH PLEASE.

3. There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned check.

4. Once 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

2. 3-Hour “Fundamentals of Family Child Care” $15.00

3. 40-Hour Child Care Course

a. 20-Hour “Introduction to Child Care” $25.00

b. 10-Hour “Behavioral Observation & Screening” $15.00

c. One of the following”

(1) 10-Hour “Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices” $15.00

(2) 10-Hour “Preschool Appropriate Practices” $15.00

(3) 10-Hour “School-Age Appropriate Practices” $15.00

(4) 10-Hour “Owner/Operator of Child Care Programs” $15.00

(5) 10-Hour “Special Needs Appropriate Practices” $15.00

d. 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

Text Book for CDA $30.00

6. Make-up Classes

Per each module $15.00

Click here to register for all state mandated training

Click here to register for CDA courses and Continuing Education Modules

18 Harrison St., Cocoa, FL 32922    Main: (321) 634-3500    Fax: (321) 634-3513    [email protected]