Earn While You Learn!
Through funding from the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties, Childcare Resources now provides incentives to those who are enrolled in the Higher Education Program and are actively seeking advancement in Early Childhood Education in the 2022 Spring and Summer semesters.
Earn your Staff Credential (FCCPC or CDA), Director Credential, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree through the Higher Education Program. Renewal for Staff Credential and Director Credential also available!
Courses offered at convenient times for working teachers
Classes conducted in a supportive group environment
Classes held on the Childcare Resources campus in central Vero Beach
Tuition assistance is available through TEACH
Students of all educational backgrounds are welcome (requirements vary):
Current early educator
Courses are offered through a collaboration with accredited colleges across Florida.
Complete preliminary application for the higher education program, linked below.
Complete enrollment through college or university.
Complete enrollment in TEACH, if applicable.
Earn your FCCPC through classes at Indian River State College.
Introduction to Child Development (CHD1220)
Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum (EEC1202)
Creative Experiences for Children (CHD1332)
Practicum in CDA Assessment (EEC1946)
In partnership with Indian River State College, you can take Administering a Child Care Center (CHD2800), and learn about:
Equipping, staffing, and managing your center
Applicants must have a current FCCPC or CDA staff credential.
In partnership with Indian River State College, earn your A.S. in Early Childhood Education.
In partnership with Florida Gateway College, earn your B.S. in Early Childhood Education.
In partnership with the University of North Florida, earn your M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, concentration: Early Childhood Education Leadership