This program prepares students for entry-level employment as child care workers in private, public and family day care centers.
Certification and Licensing
Students completing the Early Childhood Education program will qualify for the Child Development Associate.
Students entering this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training after completion of 180 hours of training.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .
Prospective students should be advised by a counselor prior to enrollment.
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Total Contact Hours: 600
Total Workforce Credits: 20.00