Early Childhood Education

CHILD CARE CENTER OPERATIONS - VOCATIONAL
Program Length: 45 hours
Location: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 E. Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL  32164
 
This 45 hour course is offered to prepare students to become a Child Care Center Director/Administrator.   Students will acquire the knowledge in the areas of organizational leadership, financial management, legal obligations and responsibilities, educational programming, assessment, monitoring practices, observations, marketing, budgeting, opening a child care center, making referrals and collaboration of programs with families and community resources.  
 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $250.00
Location: Flagler Palm Coast High School
                5500 E. Highway 100
                Building 3, Room 103
                Palm Coast, FL  32164
 
Contact Maureen Stowell for Spring 2017 schedule.
 

 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Program Length: 300 classroom hours/4000 on-the-job training  hours
 
This Early Childhood Education Program is an apprenticeship program that consists of 300 classroom hour and 4000 on the job training hours. The program is offered for free through the Department of Education Apprenticeship Program at various locations in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putman, and Volusia Counties. The student must be working full time in a child care center where they complete their on-the-job-training. The program prepares students for employment in the childcare industry. 
 
Instruction includes learning activities that provides students with the ability to:
  • Plan a safe, healthy, learning environment for, Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. 
  • Steps that advance children’s physical and intellectual development;
  • Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development;
  • Strategies to establish productive relationships with families;
  • Strategies to manage effective program operation;
  • Maintenance of commitment to professionalism;
  • Observing and recording children’s behavior; and principles of child development and learning.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST RENEWAL COURSE - VOCATIONAL

This 45-hour course is for the preschool teacher who needs a higher level of training to renew her/his CDA Credential.  The teacher will receive 4.5 C.E.U.'s.

This class includes a higher level of training for the teacher in the following areas  Personality training; brain development; review of the DCF Standards; bullying; character development; managing behavior, autism and special needs; curriculum lesson plans and classroom Organization.

Courses are scheduled every 4 months.  Classes are 5-Saturdays from 8:30am-5:30pm.

Cost $250.00-Payable by check or money order (made out to Flagler County Schools), Visa or MasterCard before course begins.

Scholarships may be available through The Florida Children's Forum, T.E.A.C.H. Call toll free: (877)-FL-TEACH.

Cost: $250.00-payable by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  Make checks/money orders out to Flagler County Schools.

Spring 2017 Classes: January 21, 2017 

                    Location: Identity Church, 777 Deltona Blvd., Suite 25, Deltona


DIRECTOR/ADVANCED DIRECTOR RENEWAL COURSE - VOCATIONAL

This is a 45-hour course for the Director who needs a higher level of training to renew her/his Florida Director Credential.  The director will receive 4.5. C.E.U.'s.

This class includes a higher level of training for directors and anyone renewing their Florida Director Credential.  This class includes a higher level of training for directors in the following areas: Inclusion, asthma, cultural diversity, sexual harrassment in the workplace, childhood nutrition, homeless children, domestic violence, obesity in children, labor laws, quality extended day, autism, grief in children, diabetes-nutrition, ADHD and family involvement.

Courses are scheduled every 4 months.  Classes are 5-Saturdays from 8:30am-5:30pm.

Cost $250.00-Payable by check or money order (made out to Flagler County Schools), Visa or MasterCard before course begins.

Scholarships may be available through The Florida Children's Forum, T.E.A.C.H. Call toll free: (877)-FL-TEACH.

Cost: $250.00-payable by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  Make checks/money orders out to Flagler County Schools.

Spring Classes:  January 21, 2017 at Flagler Palm Coast High School

 

For further information about the above programs, please contact:
Maureen Stowell
Early Childhood Education Facilitator
386.447.4345 ext: 1822