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Child Care Center Operations

Child Care Center Operations Course - 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 director-credential.

Career Opportunities:

  • Child Care Teacher Aide
  • Preschool Teacher

Employment Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

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 AChild Care Center Director45 Hours
Total Hours: 45

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Child Care Center Operations Director is available at the following school (s):

American Adult Education CenterTuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Adult & Community Education CenterTuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hialeah Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hialeah Miami Lakes Adult Education CenterTuesday 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 CollegeMonday - 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:

American Adult Education Center
(305) 557-3770
Dr. Maria Llossas
Bibiana Castro
Vicky Garcia
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2258
Ext. 2324
Miami Beach Adult & Community Education Center
(305) 531-0451
Rebeca MartinezExt. 2410
Hialeah Adult Education Center
(305) 822-1500
Maria Lopez
John Miranda
Gillian Carrasco
Ext. 2210
Ext. 2238
Ext. 2917
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult Education Center
(305) 823-1330
Marion Bula
Vicky Garcia
Ext. 2219
Ext. 2263
The English Center
(305) 445-7731
Cecilia Castillo
Juan R. Gonzalez
Ext. 2708
Ext. 2708
South Dade Technical College
(305) 247-7839
Osar de LeonExt. 2111



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