40-Hour Introductory Child Care Training Certification (Birth To 5 Years) (5348)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This PSAV 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
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 10-Hour Preschool Appropriate Practices is required for students interested in participating in the Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC).
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
- Complete an online Application for Admission, located at
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).
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 www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Childcare (select Child Care Exam).
Total program hours: 40.
The program is offered at all Palm Beach State campuses.
For More Information
Luisa Brennan, brennanl@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-4048
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 40|
|Part 1 - Introduction to Child Care|
|HEV0114||Rules & Regulations for Center-Based||6|
|Part 2 - Child Care Certification|
|HEV0115||Introductory Child Care Worker Certification||24|
|Part 3 - Appropriate Practices Component-Student Specialty|
|HEV0004||Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices||5|
|Then register for one of the 5-hour components below.|
|HEV0002||Preschool Appropriate Practices||5|
|HEV0001||Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices||5|
|HEV0003||School Age Appropriate Practices||5|
|HEV0123||10-Hour Special Needs Appropriate Practices||10|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 40|
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.
Career Path Notes
Palm Beach State has additional credit child care and education programs
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