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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 > Special Needs Appropriate Practices

Special Needs Appropriate Practices   

This course stands alone in meeting the Part II 10 hour requirement. (10-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course is intended to help childcare professionals provide care to children who have disabilities, developmental delays, or intellectual gifts. The course includes an overview of the knowledge and skills that will help providers work with children, information about support network services available, and assists providers learn how to comply with federal and state laws. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define inclusive childcare
  • Explain the legal requirements regarding childcare and serving children with special needs
  • Recognize typical and atypical development in children
  • Summarize family involvement principles
  • Describe most common issues and challenges in serving children with special needs
  • List local, state, and national agencies and organizations


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Rutha Miley Corley

DCF Child Care Training Coordinator III

(386) 506-3917