Education & Training

Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education program prepares the student for employment as a lead preschool teacher in a private preschool setting. With successful completion of this program, the student will earn the Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) along with the Florida Department of Education Children and Families Staff Credential.

The major areas of training for this program include the mandated Department of Children and Families (DCF) 45-hour courses, along with creating and implementing lesson plans, interpersonal relations, community issues, developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), children with special needs, professionalism and employability skills. Students enrolled in this program will be prepared to pursue the national Child Development Associate (CDA).

Student will receive hands-on training in class and through an assigned internship at a private preschool.

Course NumberCourse TitleLength
HEV0870Child Care Worker 1150 hours
HEV0871Child Care Worker 2150 hours
HEV0872Teacher Aide (Preschool)150 hours
HEV0873Preschool Teacher150 hours

Program Costs

ItemCost
FL Resident Tuition$1,680
Out of State Tuition$6,720
Fees$185
Books and Supplies$171
Industry Certification$55
FL Resident Total$2,091
Out of State Total$7,131

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit studentaid.gov to apply.

Certification

  • Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPE) ǀ Staff Credential

Employment Opportunities

  • Private Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Private Preschool Assistant Teacher

College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Info

Program Length:

600 hours/Part-Time: 10 months

Program Offered:

August and January

Delivery Method:

Hybrid
*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

Days & Times:

  • Monday – Friday,
    9:15am – 12:45pm

Enroll in our Early Childhood Education program today.

To get started in the Early Childhood Education program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at: [email protected]

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

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