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 National Administrative Credential (NAC) will substitute for an "Overview of Child Care Management" to earn your initial Florida Director Credential. If you have already earned your Florida Director Credential and it is time to renew, NICCM's National Administrative Credential (NAC) can be used to renew your Florida Director's Credential as well as 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 on DVD.
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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)
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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.
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 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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Bradley Smith has been an adult educator and motivational speaker for over 20 years.
His knowledge and expertise in the areas of child care center management, human resources, leadership, business issues and classroom procedures ...
"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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The HandPrint Purchasing Cooperative was formed in 1998 to create purchasing power among centers in the early education industry. The current products availble include the Mahar manufacturing line of early education furniture as well as some consumable items such as diaper changing gloves. The HandPrint Purchasing Coop currently does not require an annual membership fee and provides an opportunity to purchase needed items below retail prices. We are constantly looking for ways to save you money. Contact Us for a quote or for more information and begin saving money immediately!
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