Child Care

New Course Training Alert!


Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors (TICD)
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The Department of Children and Families Office of Child Care Regulation is offering a new instructor-led course, Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors. The goal of this course is to assist child care programs in implementing trauma-informed care for families they serve. This is a multi-session course, which will require the completion of outside assignments and readings. Upon completion of this course, child care program directors will form a community of practice and will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of trauma impacting children
  • Examine the importance of self-care
  • Apply tools to help children regulate emotions and behaviors
  • Evaluate the physical learning environment for trauma-sensitive supports
  • Develop a plan for creating a trauma-sensitive program

This course can be used to meet the Florida Director Credential Renewal requirements.

To access the course, go to: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/ and select "Training Credentialing."


Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Director Credential Endorsement (TICD)
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To earn the endorsement, you must successfully complete:

_ Florida Director Credential

_ Online 5-hour DCF Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Professionals (0.5 CEUs available)

_ Instructor-led 40-hour DCF Trauma-Informed Care for Child Care Program Directors

  • 4.0 CEUs available
  • Components of this course will meet the Professional Contribution requirement to renew the Director Credential