1. Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (6 hours instructor). This course is designed to give child care providers an overview of the state and local rules and regulations that govern the child care industry.
2. Health, Safety and Nutrition (8 hours instructor led). This course is designed to assist child care professionals identify the key principles of a healthy and safe child care environment as well as provide a basic understanding of child nutrition.
3. Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (4 hours instructor led). This course provides child care providers with an overview of the various types of abuse and neglect, the legal responsibility of mandatory reports, and the proper procedure for reporting abuse and neglect.
4 .Child Growth and Development (6 hours instructor led). This course is intended to provide child care professionals with a basic understanding of the theories and principles of child growth and development, including the influences on child development, developmental characteristics, and the role of play in learning.
5. Behavioral Observation and Screening (6 hours instructor led). The Florida Legislature recognized the importance for child care providers to complete formal training on how to observe and screen children for possible development delays. This course will introduce care givers to the principles and techniques used to identify children who may benefit from early interventions.