Child Care Center Operations

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The mission of the Child Care Center Operations program is to prepare students to become a Child Care Center Director.


Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalency and have an active DCF staff credential to enroll. The content includes but is not limited to organizational leadership, financial management, legal obligations and responsibilities, educational programming, marketing strategies, assessment, monitoring practices, and collaboration of programs with families and community resources. The program includes both theory and practical applications. As part of the coursework, students will create elements of an effective child care program. Child Care Center Operations includes competencies required for the Florida Child Care Center Director Credential.

The Child Care Center Operations program may be taken for vocational credit or continuing education units (CEUs).

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Child Care Center Operations program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of one occupational completion point. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete OCP A is not applicable to this career certificate

V200206 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 45 Hrs
HEV0160 A Child Care Center Director 45

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Upon successful completion of the Child Care Center Operations program, students will have completed the coursework requirement and can apply for:

  • Director Credential, Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF)
Florida Department of Children and Families

Program Cost

  • $268.40
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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