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1 1 Department of Children and Families Child Care Training Overview of Important Information June 2010

2 Overview of Important Information 2 Child Care Regulation Website Location of Child Care Training Transcript (important!) Source of Department-approved web-based (online) child care training Resource to register for child care professional competency examinations and DCF web-based or approved classroom-based courses Official comprehensive source of Training Requirements for child care personnel, including State Statutes and Rules.

3 Overview of Important Information 3 Child Care Regulation Website Source of new and important information as it occurs related to child care regulation Provides a statewide Child Care Provider Search Provides comprehensive Licensing and Regulatory Information for Child Care Facilities and Family Child Care Homes Official source of forms, brochures, reports, web links, and contact information for state and local county licensing agencies

4 Overview of Important Information 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) CEUs are available for Department of Children and Families Child Care Training courses at no charge. CEUs will be issued for class participants who complete the following three (3) requirements: –100% attendance of the training course (your trainer will verify this requirement within two (2) business days of course completion). –Completion of a Training Course Evaluation. –Passage of CEU Assessment with a score of 80 or better.

5 Overview of Important Information 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) When the 100% attendance and Training Course Evaluation requirements are documented, you will have access to the CEU assessment through your Child Care Training Transcript. You will have access to the CEU assessment for 60 days from the last day of the course. You will be granted three (3) opportunities to successfully complete the CEU assessment. CEUs, if all three (3) requirements are met, will be noted on your Child Care Training Transcript.

6 Overview of Important Information 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) CEUs are also available for Department web-based (online) Child Care Training courses. For more information on the requirements for acquiring CEUs for the Departments web-based Child Care Training courses, visit:

7 Overview of Important Information 7 Competency Exams Scheduling Your Competency Exam

8 Overview of Important Information 8 Competency Exams Exams are available in English and Spanish The cost of a competency examination is $1.00 per course-instructional hour. You must register in advance for an exam, and exams may be scheduled through your Child Care Training Transcript. It is important to schedule your exam as early as possible.

9 Overview of Important Information 9 Competency Exams Once you have selected an exam location/date/time, you may register for an exam seven (7) calendar days prior to the date of the exam. Once you register for an exam, a confirmation notice will immediately be issued on your Child Care Training Transcript. Your full name on the exam confirmation notice MUST MATCH your full name on the approved identification you bring with you to the exam.

10 Overview of Important Information 10 Competency Exams If you arrive late to an exam, you may not take the exam or be permitted to enter the site. You will not be permitted to bring personal belongings or other people with you into an exam. The results of your exam will be issued on your Child Care Training Transcript within two (2) weeks of completing your exam. So check your transcript!

11 Overview of Important Information 11 Competency Exams

12 Overview of Important Information 12 Child Care Training Information Center FL-CCTIC The toll-free Child Care Training Information Center (CCTIC) is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST). A team of professional call center specialists will answer questions about child care training and credential requirements.


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