Florida Director Credential

Florida Director Credential

Earn or renew a Florida Director's Credential with our program.  Our training program is only 2 1/2 days rather than an entire semester!  The NICCM NAC will substitute for an "Overview of Child Care Management" and will also earn you qualifying CEU's that can be used for renewal of your Florida Director's Credential and your CDA.  Hundreds of Floridians have used our program as a key component in acquiring their Florida Director's Credential since our inception in 1994.  Our Florida participants rate our program as "of the highest caliber" and "most user friendly" way of meeting their educational requirements.  Consider our program before going a different route to earn or renew your Florida Director's Credential.

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Our enrollment counselors can also advise you as to ways to use the training hours and CEU's that you get from attending this course for three requirements simultaneously:  1) Your Florida initial or annual training requirement, 2) Your hours or CEU's to earn or renew your CDA, and 3) Your Florida Director's Credential initial or renewal training requirement

Our course is offered through 2 and a half day live events or can be taken through the Distance Learning Program

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Course Information

The National Administrative Credential (NAC) is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each session is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can  sign up for individual sessions or complete all 5 Sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their  Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)

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Session A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 1: Fiscal Management: Developing the Budget

Unit 2: Insurance For Your Center

Session B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 3: Recruiting, Hiring & New Teacher Orientation

Unit 4: Employee Handbooks, Evaluations and Job Descriptions

Session C: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 5: Parent Communication

Unit 6: Child Development – The Essentials

Session D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 7: Working With the Difficult Employee

Unit 8: Administrative Leadership

 Session E: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)

Unit 9: The New Economy Challenges and Opportunities

Unit 10: Train the Trainer (Brand New!)

Session F: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)

 

Cost 

Registration Fees:   Entire Conference
Early Registration (30 Days in Advance)   $399.00
Regular Registration (7-29 Days in Advance)   $449.00
Late Registration (Within 7 Days of the Event)   $499.00
 
Distance Learning Program (Get the entire course on DVD)    
Distance Learning Program    $449.00

 

Guarantee: We are so confident in our program that we guarantee satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with the quality of a completed course, we will grant you a full refund.  

 

Registration Options

To Register Call (602) 476-1422

or

 Click Here To Register Online

or

Click Here To Download A Registration Form

 

Description of Course Useage in Florida

A student who formally applies for a Florida Director Credential with a valid NICCM National Administrative Credential completion certificate is compliant with language under the "Educational Qualifications" subheading on page 3 of the Florida Director Credential Application (CF-FSP Form 5290) that states, "A copy of your Director Credential from another state."

Students who earn a completion certificate of the NICCM National Administrative Credential will remain in compliance with the requirement listed on CF-FSP Form 5290.

In an effort to ensure consistency with students who apply for a Florida Director Credential with a valid NICCM National Administrator's Credential; students need to be aware of the following

  • The student must download a copy of the Director Credential Application (CF-FSP Form 5290).  This application which is posted above and on Florida Department of Children and Families website is the only authorized application to pursue the Florida Director Credential.
  • The student must ensure that they meet and submit proof of all the qualifications listed under the "Core Requirements" subheading on page 3 of the application.
  • The student must check the box under the "Educational Qualifications" subheading on page 3 of the application next to the statement, "A copy of your Director Credential from another state."
  • The student must submit the Director Credential Application, hard copies of proof of the qualifications listed under the "Core Requirements" subheading, a copy of the NICCM National Administrator's Credential completion certificate with their name listed in the Participant's section, and a copy of the Day Care Director Credentialing Organizations Recognized and Approved by Texas Child Care Licensing document to the address listed at the bottom of page 3 of the application.

The renewal requirement for both the Florida Director Credential and the Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) requires 4.5 CEUs of child care coursework which may be obtained through training with NICCM.

 

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What our participants say about our program.

"I would recommend this training to any new or experienced director, it was highly informative." -A.W. -San Antonio, TX"

"I don't sit well... I even have trouble sitting through a movie. For me to be in class for 8 hours and still be interested is amazing." -J.N El Paso, TX

"After the training, my confidence level soared because of all of the terrific information and ideas shared. I am excited and looking forward to going back and implementing what I have learned." -S.L. Phoenix, AZ

"I really did enjoy the day and didn't even think about what was going on at the school. The information was relevant to my specific situation. The examples were great as well as the interaction." -C.P. Houston, TX

"The training I received was priceless. I will utilize the knowledge and ideas i received for the rest on my career." -J.L. San Antonio, TX

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