Providers with questions about state-mandated training, educatonal exemptions and staff training requirements (CDA, FCCPC, and Director's Credentials) should refer to the DCF Child Care Training Information Center (CCTIC). A team of CCTIC Specialists are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to answer questions concerning Florida Child Care Professional Certificate, Director's Credentials, and other training concerns. CCTIC contact information is:
Department of Children and Families Child Care Training Information Center (CCTIC)
Phone: 1 (888)-FL-CCTIC (888-352-2842)
FAX: (850) 922-9156
A resource tool for Florida health statistics.
Florida KidCare is the state’s children’s health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. It includes four different parts, or programs: MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children's Medical Services and Medicaid. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may be eligible for based on age and family income.
If you need a birth certificate, you should visit this site. Birth certificates are available at all Vital Statistics sites for the years 1917 to present for anyone born in the State of Florida.
In Florida, when the temperatures are in the low 80s, your car can heat up to over 100 degrees in just a matter or minutes! Know the dangers of leaving infants and toddlers in hot vehicles! Read more about our Look Before You Lock campaign and help raise awareness on this child safety issue!
Pre-K funding is delivered another blow
States are spending less onpre-kindergarten program than they did a decade ago according to a report released Monday.
Florida's pre-K program earns low marks in national report - again
But, as in years past, Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten program meets only three of the 10 'quality benchmarks" the folks at the National Insitutue for Early Education Research (NIEER) think are important.
Arne Duncan Makes Pitch to Expand Early-Childhood Education
Education Week News (blog)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he thinks the time has come for a sweeping expansion of early-childhood education programs, ...