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Smart Horizons Institute Offers Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Program Online in English and Spanish


Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

Smart Horizons Institute now offers the Florida Child Care Professional Credential(FCCPC) online for both English and Spanish speakers. The Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) certificate focuses on the competencies required by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) for early childhood professionals seeking a Florida staff credential. The program provides early childhood professionals the skills and knowledge necessary for working with young children.

The program is composed of 120 hours of online coursework, personal and professional written reflections, a classroom observation to document teaching proficiency, a professional resources portfolio, and a comprehensive exam. For individuals who have already completed the required 120 hours of professional development, there is the FCCPC Process that includes the written reflections, classroom observation, portfolio, and exam. Both the full credential program and the process are available in English and Spanish.

Smart Horizons Institute courses are housed on the secure, proprietary NexPort Campus learning management system, which allows program administrators or directors to track and report on student progress in real time. The next generation online learning and knowledge management platform now provides fully integrated synchronous learning using the NexMeeting online conferencing system that includes integrated telephone and computer-based audio, slide presentations, chat, white boards, and recording capability. Instructors and administrators are able to conduct web-based seminars and classes that are accessible to subscribers in even the most remote regions. NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, wikis, blogs, collaborative web pages, and threaded discussions.

About Smart Horizons Institute

Smart Horizons Institute is an online training institution dedicated to providing quality professional development and certification programs. They offer Child Development Associate (CDA), CDA renewal, Director/Staff Credential renewals, and professional development courses to meet annual licensing requirements. Smart Horizons Institute is also recognized by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an approved Birth through Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) training provider. Courses are available in English and in Spanish. Smart Horizons Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education under the provisions of Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes and Chapter 6E, Florida Administrative Code, license number 4498.

About Smart Horizons

Smart Horizons is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida, that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. Smart Horizons, provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals.







CCEI Early Childhood Credential Receives Approval in Florida


Duluth, GA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training institution, is proud to announce that practitioners who hold the CCEI Online Early Childhood Credential (ECC) meet the formal educational qualification requirement of the Florida Child Care Staff Credential as required by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

The Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Care Services, has evaluated CCEIs ECC and determined that the 180-hour online program satisfies the Approved Birth Through Five Child Care Credential or Florida Child Care Provider Credential (FCCPC) requirement for a Florida Child Care Staff Credential. CCEIs ECC is for professionals working with children in the birth to eight year age range. The ECC grants 18 IACET CEUs and is designed to provide a basic framework of early childhood education theory and application. The ECC is also recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to meet part of the Alternative Pathways for directors working to qualify as Designated Program Administrators, and holders of the ECC can be considered qualified for Head Start positions that require a minimum of a CDA or other certificate.

In addition to the approvals previously mentioned above, the ECC is also recommended by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) for 12 semester hours of college credit in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The National CCRS is conducted by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, which has over 1,500 higher education institutions willing to consider its college credit recommendations.

We are pleased to add Florida to the list of states that recognize CCEIs Early Childhood Credential, said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. This quality program is a great starting point for practitioners in the early childhood field.

The Early Childhood Credential is available for secure online enrollment at any time.

About CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, online professional development courses and programs for educators in a range of child care settings, including family child care, preschool centers, prekindergarten, nanny care, daycare, and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care courses are available to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements for training online. Additionally, CCEI offers online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director Credentials, Renewals, state-customized programs, and more. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

For more information, visit http://www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.