Florida

What childcare training resources exist in Florida?

The Florida Department of Children and Families is the central resource for early childhood educators, trainers, and programs that are intended for young children and their families in Florida. One of the key tools that The Florida Department of Children and Families is now using is a practitioner registry, known as the Florida Early Care and Education Professional Development Registry. This registry provides a number of key benefits from increasing the number of high-quality early childcare education programs to tracking knowledge, and also raise the status of early care and education.

While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals in Florida, here’s one that we’ve found to be very useful.

‘Course Catalog’ tab in the Florida Early Care and Education Professional Development Registry allows users to search for trainings. Trainings can be searched by topic, county, childhood role, format, training focused on children age, and language.

How many annual clock hours of in-service training do Florida childcare providers need?

According to the Florida Administrative Code, all staff are required to complete ten (10) clock hours of in-service training annually.