Early Childhood Education

For Dual, Secondary and Adult Students

Hours & Location

600 hours / 120 hours in the classroom and 480 in the lab

Class Schedule

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


No tuition cost to high school students

Early Childhood Education Program Costs 2024-25 coming soon

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 236

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Create and implement engaging curriculum and practices for young children

Develop guidance and observation skills related to child care and apply principles of child development

Plan, establish and maintain a safe, clean and healthy learning environment

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$34,010 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:




  • Curriculum development & classroom management
  • Developmentally appropriate practices for serving young children
  • Guidance & Observation skills related to child care
  • Identifying & applying principles of child development
  • Identifying & reporting child abuse & neglect in accordance with state regulations
  • Intercommunication with family & the community
  • Planning, establishing & maintain a safe, clean & healthy learning environment
  • Professionalism, leadership, & organizational skills
  • Rules and regulations which govern child care

Apply your skills at Tech Tots Child Care 

Course Number Course Title Teacher Certification Course Length Hours SOC Code Level Graduation Requirement
8405110 Early Childhood Ed 1 FAM CON SC 1  1 credit 39-9011 2
8405120 Early Childhood Ed 2 PK PRIMARY H 1 credit 39-9011 2
8405130 Early Childhood Ed 3 PRESCH ED L 1 credit 25-2011 3 Practical Arts
8405140 Early Childhood Ed 4 PRIMARY ED @B
1 credit 25-2011 3


Industry Certifications

Early Childhood Professional Credential

Dept. of Children and Families and Dept. of Education combined credential, Florida’s equivalent to Child Development Associate


  • Child care development specialist
  • Child care worker/teacher
  • Day cares
  • Head start programs
  • Public school teacher aide
  • School age caregiver/site coordinator
  • Voluntary Pre-K programs

Steps to Enroll

To apply, complete the Dual Enrollment Application Process.

Instructor / Contact

Name: Donna Richardson
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470

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