Continuing Education

Early Childhood Education 2023-2024

  • For information regarding Early Education or child care training, including the FCCPC and Child Care Apprenticeship program, please contact the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County via e-mail at or view more information on the ELC website (Click Here).  

    You may also call 941 954-4830, ext. 260 and leave a message.















    Early Childhood Education program prepares students to understand the ages and stages of child development as well as how to plan meaningful learning experiences for young children from birth through 8 years of age. Students will learn competencies concerning the care of young children in the Early Childhood Industry. Observation and supervision of work experience with young children in a school or community settings are an integral part of this program. To achieve Florida Child Care Professional Certificate status, a student must successfully complete 480 hours of direct work with children aged five years or younger. In addition, they will spend more than 120 hours completing classroom coursework. Students completing this program are eligible for a higher wage and/or supervisory positions in the child care field. STC recommends that students obtain certification in infant/child CPR and first aid for initial employment. Please note, the National CDA requires additional fees be paid to The Council for Professional Recognition.

    To register, contact Student Services at 941-924-1365 / Ext. 62283



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