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Institute for Child Care Training Programs (I.C.C.T.P.)

Who We Are

We are the Institute for Child CareTraining Programs (I.C.C.T.P.) Training Coordinating Agency for Department of Children and Families (D.C.F.) located at Daytona State College.

What We Do

We provide DCF required Child Care Training State Mandated 40 Hour Introductory Training both On-line and instructor led and the Competency Exams face to face for any one currently or plans to be an educator with children ages birth – 5 years (before entering kindergarten).

Director Credential Renewal

Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD)

We provide an instructor led 40-hour Trauma Informed Care for Directors course. For this 40-hour course, 4.0 CEUs may be earned. This course can be used to meet the Florida Director Credential Renewal requirements. CEU assessment. Meets DCF Professional Contribution Requirement.

To Whom We Serve

13 counties, Volusia, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, Union, that has Child Care Professionals currently working or plan to work in childcare facilities and/or family child care homes who provide care for ages birth to 5 years.

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Course Catalog > DCF Child Care Training Part I = 30 Hrs > Child Growth and Development

Child Growth and Development   

(6-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course is intended to provide childcare professionals with the basic principles of child growth and development. You will also learn how these principles affect children’s learning, and best practices associated with guiding children’s behaviors towards appropriate expectations, and methods associated with addressing challenging behaviors. Participants will understand the role of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the design of quality care environments. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between growth and development o Describe each of the basic principles of child growth and development
  • Describe how environment, heredity, birth order, health status and developmental obstacles influence the development of a child
  • Identify typical growth and skill expectations for the early learning domains
  • Apply appropriate techniques for handling challenging behaviors
  • Define developmentally appropriate practice and identify components of developmentally appropriate learning environments

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Rutha Miley Corley

DCF Child Care Training Coordinator III

(386) 506-3917