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.