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Credentialing

Earn or renew your Staff Credential (FCCPC or CDA)Director Credential, or Childcare Center Management Specialization through the Childcare Resources Credentialing Program for Early Educators.

  • 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 Indian River State College.

To apply:

  1. Complete preliminary application linked below.

  2. Complete enrollment through Indian River State College.

  3. Complete enrollment in TEACH, if applicable.

Credentials Offered

Staff Credential (FCCPC or CDA)

Courses include

  • Introduction to Child Development (CHD1220)

  • Principles of Early Childhood Curriculum (EEC1202)

  • Creative Experiences for Children (CHD1332)

  • Practicum in CDA Assessment (EEC1946)

16-week cohorts are held each fall and spring.

Director Credential

In Administering a Child Care Center (CHD2800), you'll learn about

  • Licensing Requirements

  • Budgeting Fundamentals

  • Equipping, staffing, and managing your center

Applicants must have a current FCCPC or CDA staff credential.

Childcare Center Management Specialization

Courses include

  • Social Elements in Early Childhood Education (EDF1021)

  • Observing and Recording Behavior (EEC1601)

  • Special Needs in Early Childhood Education (EEX1013)

Applicants must have a current Director Credential.

Mission: To elevate and promote the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families.

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