(9 credit hours)
Child Care Professional (CCP) is the 9 credit hour, Personal Enrichment enrollment option. This core consists of three courses which focus on eight areas of competency regarding the care of young children, such as health and safety, professionalism, child care center management and promoting the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development of young children. Upon completion of this program, with a passing grade of C or better, students are eligible to apply for the Florida Staff Credential. Students will earn 9 college credits towards the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.
This program is for students who are already working or volunteering in an early childhood classroom, and the students must have at least 480 hours of classroom experience prior to admittance to the program, in addition to a GED or high school diploma. During the CCP program, students are formally observed and evaluated in their classroom settings. The CCP program may be completed in one semester. Classes are scheduled online.