Child Care Center Operations
Establishing learning foundations for life.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Education and Training career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.
Note: This program is approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) as meeting the course requirement for child care center directors, 65C-22.003. Students who complete the program, and meet additional requirements, are eligible for the Florida Child Care Director Credential. Additional information regarding the Director Credential can be found at http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/ director-credential.
- Child Care Teacher Aide
- Preschool Teacher
Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $10.73 hourly or $22,330 annually.
The entire program is 45 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Child Care Center Director||45 Hours|
|Total Hours: 45|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Child Care Center Operations Director is available at the following school (s):
|American Adult Education Center||Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Miami Beach Adult & Community Education Center||Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.|
|Hialeah Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Hialeah Miami Lakes Adult Education Center||Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|The English Center ||Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|South Dade Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. |
Note: Instruction available in English and Spanish in American Adult Education Center, Miami Beach Adult & Community Education Center, and Hialeah Miami Lakes Adult Education Center.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|American Adult Education Center|
|Dr. Maria Llossas|
|Miami Beach Adult & Community Education Center|
|Rebeca Martinez||Ext. 2410|
|Hialeah Adult Education Center|
|Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult Education Center|
|The English Center|
Juan R. Gonzalez
|South Dade Technical College|
|Osar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Childcare Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/childcare-workers.htm.