Early Childhood Education

Course Information

Next Available Start Date: April 16, 2018

Length: 6 months (600 Clock Hours)

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Estimated Cost for FL Resident: (Tuition, books, & fees) $2,700 *subject to change yearly

Basic Skill Levels: TABE Test Scores: 9th grade in Reading, Math, and Language

Requirements: Students must pass a Background Screening and are subject to Fingerprinting.

 Early Childhood Education Teacher at Brewster Technical Center. Early Childhood Education student at Brewster Technical Center.

Course Overview

Program Description:

This program's mission is to meet the needs of the child care profession by preparing students as qualified teachers of young children. Skills are obtained through classroom instruction, activities, and through on-site training. Students completing the program will receive First Aid and CPR certification training, nutrition education certification, a daycare training certificate and the CDA--Child Development Associate- along with a program graduation diploma. The program's mission is to meet the needs of the child care profession by preparing students as qualified child development professionals.

Supervised work experience is an integral part of this program. Students will work with center-based programs serving children ages three-five. Skills are obtained through classroom instruction and activities. Students completing the program will receive infant and child First Aid and CPR certification, nutrition education certification, [20 hours plus 3/10 hour Daycare training certificates,] CDA (Child Development Associate), and a diploma.


Please explore the links below to access information on employment prospects, estimated salaries, and more career information.

Gainful Employment and Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook

PLEASE NOTE: A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the child-care profession. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.

More Information:

Articulation Agreement




Information on this form is for Florida Department of Education reporting requirements ONLY. This information WILL NOT be used to determine program eligibility or admission. Courses and programs are offered as part of the adult education program of Hillsborough County Schools under the direction of the School Board of Hillsborough County.

No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity under the direction of the local education agency.




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