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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 II = 10 Hrs > Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice   

In order to use this course to meet the Part II requirement, individuals must complete this course with one of the age-specific courses (Infant and Toddler, Preschool, or School Age Appropriate Practices)

(5-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course provides individuals with an overview of the concept of developmentally appropriate practice. Within the course, individuals will learn the definition of developmentally appropriate practice, why it is important, who it impacts, when it should be used, where it is seen in providing quality childcare, and how can the concept be implemented in a professional manner. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the three principle components of developmentally appropriate practice
  • Identify structural and process indicators of quality childcare
  • Create parent involvement strategies
  • Explain how children develop according to early childhood theorists as they related to the early learning developmental domains
  • Summarize the NAEYC guidelines for effective teaching practices


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Rutha Miley Corley

DCF Child Care Training Coordinator III

(386) 506-3917