Continuing Education
  • FCCP/National CDA
    Course Overview


    In-Person Class: Tuesday (SRQ)
    Online Class: Thursday (Zoom)
    Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Instructor: Papantonakis (Email Here)

    Classes meet twice per week. See schedule for more details.

    NOTE: Courses do not have to be taken in a progressive order. Simply enroll in any course before it begins.

    Contact the Early Learning Coalition to determine if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Early Childhood Education 2022-2023

  • The 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

FCCP/National CDA Course Schedule

Course Name Course Length Course Dates Registration Deadline Cost
Orientation 2.5 Hours 08/09/2022 08/05/2022 $0
Activities for Preschool Children Total=30 Hours (Weekly=5) 08/16/2022-09/22/2022 08/05/2022 $236.80
Diversity in Early Care & Education Total=30 Hours (Weekly=5) 09/27/2022-11/03/2022 09/23/2022 $236.80
Intellectual Development Total=40 Hours (Weekly=5) 11/08/2022-01/26/2023 11/04/2022 $312.40
Program Management Total=20 Hours (Weekly=4) 01/31/2023-03/02/2023 01/27/2023 $161.20
Professionalism Total=25 Hours (Weekly=5) 03/21/2023-04/20/2023 03/10/2023 $199.00
Resource File Development Total=20 Hours (Weekly=5) 04/25/2023-05/18/2023 04/21/2023 $161.20
Practicum/Observation Total=10 Hours M-Th 04/21/2023 $140.38