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Childcare Resources
Education, Advancement &
Training for Early Educators

Earn your Staff Credential (FCCPC or CDA)Director Credential, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree through CREATE - Childcare Resources Education, Advancement, and Training for Early Educators. 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):

  • Dual enrollment

  • Vocational student

  • College student

  • Current early educator

  • FCCPC/CDA renewal

Courses are offered through a collaboration with accredited colleges across Florida.

To apply:

  1. Complete preliminary application for CREATE linked below.

  2. Complete enrollment through college or university.

  3. Complete enrollment in TEACH, if applicable.

Programs Offered

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Staff Credential

Earn your FCCPC through classes at Indian River State College.

Courses include

  • Introduction to Child Development (CHD1220)

  • Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum (EEC1202)

  • Creative Experiences for Children (CHD1332)

  • Practicum in CDA Assessment (EEC1946)

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Director's Credential

In partnership with Indian River State College, you can take Administering a Child Care Center (CHD2800), and learn about:

  • Licensing Requirements

  • Budgeting Fundamentals

  • Equipping, staffing, and managing your center

Applicants must have a current FCCPC or CDA staff credential.

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Associate's Degree

In partnership with Indian River State College, earn your A.S. in Early Childhood Education.

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Bachelor's Degree

In partnership with Florida Gateway College, earn your B.S. in Early Childhood Education.

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Master's Degree

In partnership with the University of North Florida, earn your M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, concentration: Early Childhood Education Leadership

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